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Zoom Class: Greek Kouzina – Baklava with Nancy Jimmerson
December 11, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM$40.00
Friday, Dec. 11, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Zoom Class: Greek Kouzina – Baklava with Nancy Jimmerson. $40 per household.
Baklava is on the menu for December’s Greek Kouzina. The heavenly combination – phyllo, nuts, honey – yum, is a perfect addition to your holiday repertoire!
Step by step, layer by layer, you’ll learn from the master as Nancy guides you to make the most incredible tasting and beautiful baklava.
It’s widely believed the Assyrians first made the pastry in the 8th century B.C., baking a few layers of dough with chopped nuts in between topped with a thick honey syrup to make it sweet. Mesopotamia was frequented by Greek seamen and merchants and when they discovered the dessert, it traveled to Athens. The Greek contribution was significant with the addition of phyllo instead of bread and by the 3rd century B.C. was a delicacy for wealthy Greek families.
Baklava made its way to America via Greek and Middle Eastern immigrants. While sweet, it’s nutritious – nuts are good for the heart and a rich source of fiber, magnesium, copper, vitamin E, folic acid and omega 3 fatty acids.
CLASS NOTES: This is a cook along class offered live via the Zoom app. You’ll receive an email with recipes and class details 5 days in advance. Please submit an email address you frequently check. Some time-consuming steps may need to be prepared in advance. Virtual classes are nonrefundable and the Zoom link is not transferable or shareable.
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