Italian Baking with Nick Malgieri
$165 per person
What You'll Learn
In this class students will learn to:
- Prepare, form, and bake focaccia dough and toppings
- Mix, roll, and bake both savory and sweet pastry doughs
- Mix, season, and bake both savory and sweet pastry fillings
About This Class
Many of the best Italian baking specialties are little known outside Italy mainly because of their intensely regional nature. Having traveled extensively in all the regions of Italy, Pastry chef and author Nick Malgieri will teach a selection of the best Italian baking specialties grouped as a little tour of Italy.
Focaccia alla Barese: Originally a seaside treat on Bari’s Adriatic coastline, this unique focaccia combines cherry tomatoes and the region’s Castelvetrano olives as a topping.
Torta di noci d’Aosta: Crumbly pastry layers with a caramelized walnut filling
Torta di Bietole: A savory pie that combines Swiss chard and aromatics in a dish that’s perfect and an hors d’oeuvre or main course for a light meal.
Torta Caprese: Neapolitan chocolate almond cake
Tozzetti: Shatteringly crisp Roman hazelnut biscotti
- Wine included
- Full meal served in class
- Ages 18+
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 2 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we can not have students congregate in the building before class starts. Doors will open 5 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school, safely distanced (sidewalks are clearly marked) and will be let in the school just before class begins.
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. You will be given a new, disposable mask to wear in class to ensure what you have on hasn’t been contaminated prior to entering SFCS. We will have extras available should you need one while at school.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be serving food or drinks during class, We will, however, be sending you home with both ingredients and finished food items so you can enjoy them later, and practice as well.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks, provided by SFCS, are required while in the building.