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DIY Lattes at Home - Online

Do you make lattes a coffee shop treat? Now you can have them every day! In this class, you will learn how to brew the coffee espresso without the use of an espresso machine. Sylvia Miller, Master Barista will teach you how to produce a delicious, espresso-like brew using a Moka pot. You will learn how to steam milk of your choice using a saucepan or by microwave and add your choice of sweetness from a syrup like vanilla topped with a caramel drizzle. A $35 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the time of supply pick up at the San Antonio Barista Academy located at 3107 Broadway, Building 2, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please call (210) 370-2449 to make pick up arrangements. The supply fee covers the cost of a Moka pot, milk frother and 8oz of coffee either ground or whole. Syrups are available at an additional cost. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting.

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Flavorful Soups - Online

It’s easy to open up a can of soup and heat it up, but nothing tastes better than making it from scratch. In this class, you will learn how to make delicious savory soups to keep you cozy this fall. You will be making Tuscan Ribollita, Ginger Butternut Squash soup and Red Lentil soup with Indian spices and coconut milk. Chef Rodrigo Sosa will have your kitchen smelling so good. The deadline for registration is Friday, October 2. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. Students may choose to pick up a supply kit or request an ingredient list sent via email by the instructor a few days prior to class. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the time of supply pick up on Sunday, October 4 at the Community Learning Center between 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Additional information regarding supply pick up will be emailed by the instructor.

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German Beef Rouladen - Online

A wonderful comfort food, this traditional German meat dish will surprise you with its perfect balance of texture and flavors. German native Andrea Meyer will share her recipe and cooking tips so you can create perfectly formed rouladen with its flavorful fillings and exquisite gravy in this hands-on cooking class. As a bonus, you will learn how to make bread dumplings. The deadline for registration will be on Monday, November 9. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. A $25 supply fee is included with the registration fee and is non-refundable after the registration deadline. Supply pick up will be on Wednesday, November 11 at the Community Learning Center from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call (210) 407-0145 to make pick up arrangements.

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German Christmas Cookies: Vanillekipferl - Online

Join native German Andrea Meyer and learn how to bake authentic German Christmas cookies. You will receive her Oma’s recipe, learn how to create these amazing cookies, and take home freshly bakes goodies to share with your family. As a bonus, you will learn how to make your own vanilla sugar. The almond crescent cookies originate from Vienna, Austria and are easy to make. Vanillekipferl are an all-time favorite and have been baked in Germany during Christmas for a very long time. They will melt in your mouth and quickly become your favorite Christmas cookie. The deadline for registration will be on Friday, November 20. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. A $10 supply fee is included with the registration fee and is non-refundable after the registration deadline. Supply pick up will be on Monday, November 30 at the Community Learning Center from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call (210) 407-0145 to make pick up arrangements.

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German Hefe Nusszopf: Braided Yeast Bread with Nut Filling - Online

Are you looking for a delicious dessert for Thanksgiving? Do you want to surprise your family with this heavenly German Nut Braid? Join Andrea Meyer, native German, and learn how to bake and authentic German Hefe Nusszopf. This delicious sweet braid is made of yeast dough and filled with a combination of nuts and raisins. Glazed to perfection, this dessert will quickly become one of your favorites. The deadline for registration will be on Monday, November 16. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. A $15 supply fee is included with the registration fee and is non-refundable after the registration deadline. Supply pick up will be on Wednesday, November 18 at the Community Learning Center from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call (210) 407-0145 to make pick up arrangements.

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Let's Bake, Part 1 - Online

It’s that time of year; baking season is here! In this two hour class you will learn how to make a delicious Almond Crumble Apple Pie and a Dry Fruit Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. The deadline for registration is Friday, October 9. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. Students may choose to pick up a supply kit or request an ingredient list sent via email by the instructor a few days prior to class. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the time of supply pick up on Sunday, October 11 at the Community Learning Center between 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Additional information regarding supply pick up will be emailed by the instructor. Instructor, Chef Rodrigo Sosa.

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Let's Bake, Part 2 - Online

If you have a sweet tooth, then this is the class for you. In this two-hour class, Chef Rodrigo Sosa will teach you how to make Chocolate Brownies with Pecan and Dark Ganache and a pecan pie all from scratch. With the holidays just around the corner, these sweet treats will sure make a great gift. The deadline for registration is Friday, October 16. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. Students may choose to pick up a supply kit or request an ingredient list sent via email by the instructor a few days prior to class. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the time of supply pick up on Sunday, October 18 at the Community Learning Center between 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Additional information regarding supply pick up will be emailed by the instructor.

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Mandelhörnchen: Marzipan Almond Crescent - Online

Mandelhörnchen is more than a cookie but not quite a pastry. It is a delicious, not too sweet, gluten-free dessert, that’s easy to make and looks very fancy. You will learn how to make homemade marzipan and create tasty, slightly sweet and crispy German Mandelhörnchen. Join German native Andrea Meyer in the kitchen and create this wonderful treat that will invoke sweet memories of your travels to Germany. Treat yourself and your family to this fun, hands-on experience.The deadline for registration will be on Monday, November 30. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. A $15 supply fee is included with the registration fee and is non-refundable after the registration deadline. Supply pick up will be on Wednesday, December 2 at the Community Learning Center from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call (210) 407-0145 to make pick up arrangements.

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Oktoberfest Series: Bake Your Own Bavarian Pretzels - Online

Learn how to make super delicious Bavarian-style soft pretzels. German native Andrea Meyer will teach you how to make the pretzel dough, form the perfect pretzel and share her tips on how to bake the most delicious soft pretzel like a pro. Treat yourself and your family to this fun, hands-on experience. The deadline for registration will be on Monday, October 26. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. A $15 supply fee is included with the registration fee and is non-refundable after the registration deadline. Supply pick up will be on Wednesday, October 28 at the Community Learning Center from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call (210) 407-0145 to make pick up arrangements.

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Oktoberfest Series: German Schnitzel & Potato Salad - Online

Put on your apron, roll up your sleeves and learn how to prepare Schnitzel and German potato salad. German Schnitzel is made with pork and is served with a vinegar-based potato salad - it's the best! German native Andrea Meyer will share her tips and tricks for creating this quintessentially German dish. Every tourist to Germany has had Schnitzel, and now you can learn how to make it - perfectly - in your own kitchen! Treat yourself to this fun, hands-on cooking class. The deadline for registration will be on Friday, October 2. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. A $25 supply fee is included with the registration fee and is non-refundable after the registration deadline. Supply pick up will be on Tuesday, October 6 at the Community Learning Center from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call (210) 407-0145 to make pick up arrangements.

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Pan de Muertos - Online

Keep the tradition alive and learn how to make Pan de Muerto “bread of the dead” from scratch. This type of pan dulce is traditionally baked in Mexico during the weeks leading up to the Día de Muertos also known as “Day of the Dead” which is celebrated from October 31 to November 2. The deadline for registration is Friday, October 23. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. Students may choose to pick up a supply kit or request an ingredient list sent via email by the instructor a few days prior to class. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the time of supply pick up on Sunday, October 25 at the Community Learning Center between 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Additional information regarding supply pick up will be emailed by the instructor.

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Perfecting the Pie - Online

It's time to roll up your sleeves and roll out the dough. Instructor Chef Denise Bonds will show you step-by-step how to make the perfect crust that is light and tender all from scratch. You will use seasonal fruits to make your delicious pie filling. An ingredients list will be sent via email by the instructor a few days prior to class. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting.

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Sharpen Your Knife Skills - Online

Would you like to chop food fast and accurately like the chefs on “The Food Network?”. In this class, you will learn basic knife skills, knife selection, care and how to sharpen your knives. You will learn the batonnet cut, how to julienne and brunoise like a professional in no time. Chef Denise Bonds is a farmer and a master gardener. An ingredients list will be sent via email by the instructor a few days prior to class. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting.

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Streuseltaler: German Yeast Pastry - Online

Get creative and design your own German pastry called “Streuseltaler”. Students will choose their favorite fruit toppings and learn how to make a variety of Steuseltalers. This tasty, streusel-topped pastry will quickly become your favorite and will transform your kitchen into a German bakery. German native Andrea Meyer will guide you through this fun, hands-on class. The deadline for registration will be on Monday, September 28. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. A $15 supply fee is included with the registration fee and is non-refundable after the registration deadline. Supply pick up will be on Wednesday, September 30 at the Community Learning Center from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call (210) 407-0145 to make pick up arrangements.

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Stuffed Chicken Breast - Online

Take your plain ol’ chicken to the next level. In this class, you will chop, prep and cook to build a flavorful and tasty stuffed chicken breast. You will learn how to season your chicken using herbs and spices, prepare your filling, pan sear and finish off your chicken to compliment any side dish. To complete your meal you will create a delicious side dish to serve with your stuffed chicken breast. An ingredients list will be sent via email by the instructor a few days prior to class. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. Instructor, Chef Denise Bonds.

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Thanksgiving with a Twist - Online

This is not your traditional Thanksgiving dinner cooking class. In this class, you learn how to make a Roasted Pork Loin with Apricot Glaze and baked asparagus, a mixed green salad with balsamic dressing and goat cheese, Camembert Cheese wrapped with puff pastry and sauteed apples. Leave your guests speechless with this unforgettable menu. The deadline for registration is Thursday, November 12. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. Students may choose to pick up a supply kit or request an ingredient list sent via email by the instructor a few days prior to class. A $15 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the time of supply pick up on Sunday, November 15 at the Community Learning Center between 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Additional information regarding supply pick up will be emailed by the instructor.

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The Art of Coffee - Online

Do you love coffee? You’ll love it even more after this class. Let Master Barista Sylvia Miller, owner of San Antonio Barista Academy, teach you the classic, versatile and simple French Press method. In this class, you will learn the effects of grind size, water temperature, brewing recipe. By weighing the coffee and the correct water ration you will create your own family recipe. You will master the process in no time. A $37 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the time of supply pick up at the San Antonio Barista Academy located at 3107 Broadway Building 2, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please call (210) 370-2449 to make pick up arrangements. The supply fee covers the cost of a French press, gooseneck kettle and 8oz of coffee either ground or whole. A scale will be needed to measure or other measuring tools will be discussed during class. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting.

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The Indian Food Diaries: Paneer with Mixed Vegetables and Spices - Online

Experience the joy of making the simple yet versatile Paneer in a few easy steps. In this session, we will make a starter batch, separate and set the cheese. We will also make a couple of different spice powders and learn the nuances of cooking with various vegetables. An ingredients list will be sent via email by the instructor a few days prior to class. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting.

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The Indian Food Diaries: Samosa - Online

Are you looking to spice up your dinner menu? In this class, you will learn how to make a flaky, buttery, Indian stuffed pastry known as Samosa. You will learn how to make the dough which is not only easy to prepare but versatile. The inside will consist of spices and potatoes. Samosas can either be baked or fried. An ingredients list will be sent via email by the instructor a few days prior to class. This is a distance learning class held through Zoom. Instructions for logging into Zoom will be emailed by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. The instructor is Raji Kailasam.

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