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Cooking Classes

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Continuing Education Department offers a variety of cooking classes. Most classes take place at the college’s West Davenport Center, 2950 N. Fairmount St. Cost for most of the hands-on classes is $24. Take a virtual tour of the West Davenport Center to see the cooking lab. Below is a list of the upcoming cooking classes available. Classes are from 6 - 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Register online or call the college’s Registration Center at 563-441-4100 or 1-888-336-3907.

December

BRIOCHE

Prepare four different breads from this classic French Brioche recipe. This great tasting dough is easy to make and will keep in the refrigerator for a week. (Bring an ice cream bucket to take dough home)

Thursday, December 8  
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ALL THINGS MERINGUE!

Cookies, kisses, crusts and pies - learn the secrets of this great light and fluffy dessert!

Monday, December 12  
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EASY CHEATS...

Pies not from scratch, fancy salads made from a bag, and stir fry made easy.
 
Tuesday, December 13  
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LEMON CURD DESSERT

No longer fear this custard! Learn how to make a Lemon Curd Icebox cake.

Tuesday, December 13  
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TWELVE DAYS OF COOKIES

Two batches of dough and twelve different variations -More cookies with less work.
 
Wednesday, December 14  
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BAGELS & CREAM CHEESE

Nothing is better than a toasty warm bagel and cream cheese. We will bake a variety of bagels and make homemade cream cheese for your weekend breakfast.

Thursday, December 15  
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HOMEMADE PIZZA!

We made it through the Holidays!

Tuesday, December 27  
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January

GET COZY!

Plant Based Soup Recipes to Warm Your Soul; 3 Sisters Stew, Sweet Potato Soup, others.

Wednesday, January 11  
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EGGS! EGGS! BEAUTIFUL EGGS!

Eggs are the fantastic basis of wonderful meals. We will make a cheese souffle, puffy omelet, quiche, Dutch pancake and custard as a savory side dish.

Thursday, January 12  
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QUICK MENUS

Meals you can make in about 15 minutes for the small household.

Tuesday, January 17  
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CROSTATAS, GALETTES AND CASUAL CRUSTS

Learn to make easy and delicious rustic crusts - make a cheese and tomato galettes to start your meal and a fruit crostata to complete it.
 
Wednesday, January 18
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CHEESEMAKING

Make your own dairy products and simple cheese. We will make sour cream, buttermilk, Ricotta, Mozzarella, and cottage cheese.

Thursday, January 19  
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FRESH BREAD AND CINNAMON ROLLS

Enjoy the aroma of fresh baked bread. Come and prepare homemade bread and cinnamon rolls.

Monday, January 23  
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LOVE CREME BRULEE

Learn how to make a Cream Brulee cake that will have your family and guests coming back for more.

Tuesday, January 24  
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ROBERT BURNS NIGHT

Robbie Burns Night (no kilt required). Traditional dishes served on Robbie Burns night will be prepared.
 
Wednesday, January 25  
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PIZZA!! PIZZA!

Nothing is better than a great healthy pizza. We will be making gourmet pizza, using herb and whole wheat flour crusts. And you can make fresh mozzarella cheese in your own kitchen using ingredients right from the grocery store. I’ll demonstrate and show you techniques and tips that I have learned. Only equipment you need is a colander and a thermometer! We will finish off that hot and delicious pizza while discussing making your own sauces and different toppings you can use. And yes, I will talk with my mouth full!!!!

Thursday, January 26  
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CRAZY ABOUT CUPCAKERS

Learn the tricks of great moist cupcakes, gourmet flavors and simple but eye catching decorations.

Monday, January 30  
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SCALLOPS & MUSSELS

Cooking Scallops and Mussels: Learn how to handle and prepare these salt water gems. Prepare a pan seared scallop dish and mussels in a Saffron broth. Learn how timing is everything when it comes to the Mollusk.

Tuesday, January 31  
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