Fall 2019 Cooking Classes at Apron Strings  

1 S Main St, Hutchinson; (620) 259-7339; www.apronstringsstore.com

You must register in order to obtain a spot in class. Refunds will not be offered for cancellations within 48 hours of class.

ZWILLINGFEST HIGHLIGHTS!!!

Celebrate Octoberfest (or as we prefer to call it, “Zwillingfest”) with Apron Strings!

Tuesday, October 8 Chef Bernard Janssen: Knife Skills Classes and Cookware Demo

Chef Janssen is the executive chef and culinary program manager for Zwilling JA Henckels. He is vastly experienced in the international culinary world, and we are excited to welcome him to Apron Strings’ kitchen! In addition to learning from his expertise, eventgoers will receive a $40 voucher for Zwilling purchases of choice on the day of classes.

★  Hands-on Knife Skills class — 10:30 am-12:00 pm — $40 per person (includes $40 shopping voucher)

★  Hands-on Knife Skills class — 1:00 pm-2:30 pm — $40 per person (includes $40 shopping voucher)

★  Cookware Class — 5:30 pm-7:30 pm — $40 per person (includes $40 shopping voucher)

The menu for the cookware class will include creamy corn soup, seared scallops, prosciutto-wrapped grilled chicken, and Florentine chocolate pear pie. Chef will provide tastings for the guests.

 

German Bierocks and Homemade Mustard Workshops

Saturday, October 26 — $35 per person  ★  10:00 am-12:00 pm              AND              ★  2:00 pm-4:00 pm

MEN’S COOKING CLASSES

Great food, cold beer & cocktails, and a table full of friends: the perfect guys’ night, right here at Apron Strings.

★  Fajitas: Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 pm — $45 per person

                -homemade tortillas, marinated chicken, two salsas, pintos, all the fixin’s; not-fried ice cream; watermelon-mint margaritas.

          ★  German Bierocks: Thursday, October 24, 6:00 pm — $45 per person

                          -beef & cabbage bierocks; homemade mustards; Frankfurt herbed potatoes; vanilla ice cream-stout floats.

★  Curry On (Indian): Thursday, November 14, 6:00 pm — $45 per person

                -pork vindaloo; turmeric rice; potato-chickpea curry; buttery flatbread; mango lassis; masala-vodka cocktail.

MULTICOOKER MAGIC

We’ve been under pressure to feature those fabulous electric multicookers. If you have a cooker that is intimidating you, or if you are considering jumping into the pot with the rest of the country, sign up now. We explore basic techniques, serve up delicious recipes, and offer tips and pointers. You don’t have to own a cooker to appreciate the classes — in fact, it’s a great way to decide if they’re for you.

 Oh My, It’s After 5!  ★  Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 pm – $40 per person

We have all said it. You come home at the end of the day, realize the family is hungry, and you have nothing planned. But if you have a multicooker, you can still get supper on the table in a jiffy. We’ll show you timesaving steps while we make chili (with frozen hamburger?!), meatloaf & baked potatoes (cooked at the same time), and chicken & homemade noodles with mashed potatoes!

The Beginning  ★  Monday, October 28, 6:00 pm — $40 per person

In this class, we’ll focus on purchase points and getting to know your new best (electric) friend. We’ll still have plenty of time to explore some of our favorite easy recipes to kick-start you getting comfortable and cooking at home. The menu will include risotto with peas & mushrooms, braised carrots, savory black beans, homemade yogurt, classic cheesecake, and instant berry sauce.

Comfort Food  ★  Monday, November 4, 6:00 pm – $40 per person

We’ll provide pointers and tips about how to convert your favorite recipes in order to create them in a multicooker. The menu will include some delicious and easy classic comfort food. We’ll make a rich French onion soup that will be followed by Boston brown bread and lasagna (including homemade ricotta and sauce!). The meal will find a perfect ending with molten lava cake.

Potluck  ★  Monday, November 25, 6:00 pm – $40 per person

We’re serving up some more delicious recipes and share some new techniques to use in your electric multicooker. This time, we’ll focus on troubleshooting, offering tips and pointers to keep you cooking with ease and success. The menu will include smoky bbq chicken tacos, mac & cheese, Boston baked beans, instant pot-ato salad, and deviled eggs.            

NEW: Apps in an Instant!  ★  Monday, December 16, 6:00pm — $40 per person

Appetizers for your holiday parties, game nights, and family get-togethers are made tasty and quick in a multicooker.

The Lightside of the Multicooker  ★  Monday, January 6, 6:00 pm – $40 per person

Working on your favorite eating plan? Let’s use multicookers to prepare and enjoy dishes that will fit in some of the popular plans. On the menu: Mediterranean quinoa salad, pulled pork lettuce wraps, and a special dessert. As an added bonus…bone broth!

Wild Game Cooking

★  Upland Game: Thursday, September 26, 6:00 pm — $25 per person

If you ever wanted to learn what to do with your wild game meat, or just to try some more exotic protein, these classes are for you. Two hunters who love to cook share their expertise and recipes, so make sure you get in on this truly unique culinary opportunity.

 

Indian Cooking Series

“To Curry and Beyond”

★  Tuesday, October 22, 6:00 pm — $45 per person

Indian food includes curries, yes, but also much more! In this quick glimpse into Indian cuisine, we’ll make naan flatbreads, smoky lentil dhal, aromatic rice pulao, homemade garam masala mix, butter chicken makhani, yogurt raita, cheesy palak paneer, chai bars, and creamy chai mar-tea-ni! (If you don’t know what those words mean, that’s all the more reason to come join us.)

“Curry On”

★  Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm — $45 per person

★  Wednesday, November 13, 10:30 am — $45 per person

★  Men Only: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 pm — $45 per person

By popular demand we continue the trip to India, exploring the warm aromatic spice cooking of curries and other favorites with new recipes and techniques. This time we’ll feast on pork vindaloo, turmeric rice pilaf, potato-chickpea curry, buttery roti flatbread, creamy mango lassis, and a masala-tea-vodka cocktail.

Macaron Madness

                ★  Thursday, October 3, 6:00 pm — $40 per person

                ★  Friday, October 4, 1:00 pm — $40 per person

Ah, the French macaron. The easiest, most creative cookie you can make with just a few ingredients, and yet every recipe includes a troubleshooting guide. Come to Apron Strings for a few hours of macaron tutoring and fun. We’ll get your hands in every step of the macaronage and will send you home a master macaroner. Space is very limited. Reserve your spot soon!

 

The Versatile Vitamix

                ★  Saturday, October 5, 10:30 am — $30 per person

Vitamix is one of the most trusted brands in high performance blending technology, and truly one of our favorite appliances ever. In a fast-moving experience you’ll never forget, we'll explore the versatility of this essential tool by demonstrating approximately one million different processes and by discussing lots of other possibilities. We’ll make a smoothie, soup, pizza, coleslaw, ice cream, and more!

 

BECAUSE DAIRY MAKES LIFE BETTER: homemade cheesemaking with Amanda

                ★  Mozzarella Cheese Crafting: Saturday, October 19, 10:30 am — $35 per person

Making cheese is always delicious and satisfying, but stretching and pulling mozzarella is particularly FUN. Whatever we don’t eat right away will be utilized in cast-iron skillet pizza, marinated mozz cubes, and even a surprisingly tasty apple crisp.

 

No-Knead Artisan Bread

                ★  Saturday, November 16, 1:00 pm – $40 per person 

Learn how to make the easiest and most impressive bread ever! We’ll make the popular overnight no-knead bread while enjoying some delicious variations and accompanying spreads: think rye with Benedictine spread, jalapeño-cheddar with cilantro-lime butter, cheesy asiago with pesto cream, and cranberry-walnut with honey butter. Each person will make and take their own loaf home to bake.

 

Rolls and Twists

                ★  Tuesday, November 19, 1:00 pm — $40 per person

We’ll make sticky buns, lemon-berry cheese twirls, butterhorns, and asiago pesto twists, all with one easy dough using Tangzhong method.

Giving Thanks for Sides free demos

                ★  Saturday, November 9: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm — FREE

The holidays are quickly approaching, and we’re here to help! Come browse through the store during our Holiday Open House weekend, and be sure to stop in for one (or all!) of our free demos on easy holiday sides, like roasted veggies, butterhorns, sweet potato casserole, and slab pie. Samples and turkey tips provided all day! Watch for more information on this unique event.

Quick Meals for 2 – 4: “We don’t need no stinkin’ meal kits!” : Chicken

Cooking for just yourself or a small family? Want good food on the table in about an hour? Want to get out of your cooking rut? Join us to explore recipes that are quick and easy to prepare without the use of processed food. Each time we will demonstrate two meals along with shortcuts and organizational tips that will get you in and out of the kitchen in no time. Recipes will be scaled for both two and four servings.

                ★  Saturday, November 23, 12:00 pm – $40 per person

                                -chicken with creamy butternut squash orzo; lemon-thyme roasted chicken with ratatouille.

 

Dutch Oven Cooking

                ★  Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 pm — $45 per person

This is one of our all-time favorite classes! If you’ve missed out before, join us now for this classic menu of caramelized onion & gruyere tarts, beef bourguignon, asiago artisan bread, apple dumplings with no-churn bourbon ice cream, and a seasonal cocktail.

 

Holiday Scones Mini-Class

                ★  Friday, December 13, 10:00 am — $15 per person

                ★  Friday, December 13, 2:00 pm — $15 per person

Cookies are classic for Christmas, but you might find a new tradition when you try these fast, flaky, and flavorful orange-cranberry-pecan scones with zesty whipped cream! Amanda will share the secrets of one of her family favorites in this 45-minute class.

 

 

LET THEM EAT CAKE: a biweekly coffee & pastries class

Held the “odd” Wednesdays of each month, 10:00 am-11:00ish — $15 per person.

Join Amanda for a relaxed yet instructive coffee break. Together in a super-informal baking session, we’ll whip up something delicious to munch on while we sip endless cups of coffee. It could be a fancy French patisserie, a down-home sweet roll, or a jazzed-up scone, who knows? You’re invited to come early and stay late to chat and enjoy our space; bring your favorite mug, a sweet tooth, and friends.

★  September 18 [GERMAN PUFF PANCAKE WITH BROWN-SUGAR ROASTED PEARS]

★  October 2         [CLASSIC VANILLA-BEAN CRÈME BRULEE]

★  October 16       [SMOKY JOHNNYCAKE APPLE COBBLER]

★  October 30       [Trick? Or treat? VIETNAMESE EGG COFFEE AND GREEN HUMMUS]

★  November 6     [WHOLE-WHEAT CHAI SCONES W/ CHAI LATTE CREAM]

★  November 20  [SAVORY OVERNIGHT OATS]