NCSML Cooking School Series VIII

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Christmas Cookies I – Ischel’s Cookies & Linz Tarts

Christmas cookies are part of many families’ Christmas traditions. This course offers a great opportunity to extend your current recipe portfolio with two traditional kinds of delicious Czech Christmas cookies. You will learn to prepare Linz tart cookies as well as Ischel’s cookies that have a touch of cinnamon, filled with preserve, and coated with...

Christmas Cookies II – Mini Walnut Rolls & Mini Nests with Almonds

This class will introduce you to two other kinds of traditional Czech Christmas Cookies. You will learn to prepare mini walnut rolls coated in sugar and chocolate mini nests with almonds. You can attend this course without having attended its’ predecessor. Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Join us from the comfort of  your home on Zoom and learn...

Christmas Cookies III – Christmas Coconut Cookies & Masaryk’s Cookies

This class will introduce you to two delicious cookies. The first is a light coconut cookie prepared from whipped egg whites and coconut. The second is a nutty cookie named after the first Czechoslovakian president, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk (it is said that this was his favorite kind of cookie). Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Join us from...

Czech Christmas Meal

Pea soup is one of the most traditional Christmas meals in the Czech Republic, served as a smaller appetizer portion before main courses. It is unbelievably delicious and easy to prepare. In this class, we'll be preparing pea soup alongside a little bit more modern Czech Christmas meal, Schnitzel with homemade potato salad. Schnitzel originated...

Christmas Cookies IV – May Beetle Cookie

The May Beetle is an outstanding cookie with a delicate meringue top and a rich chocolate-rum cream. You can attend this course without having attended its’ predecessors. Note: Suitable for vegetariansJoin us from the comfort of  your home on Zoom and learn from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka in these hands-on interactive classes. Slepicka graduated from...

Vánočka – Sweet Czech Braided Bread

Vánočka is often called “Houska” in the USA. The name “vánočka” comes from “Vánoce”, which means Christmas in Czech. It is a scrumptious sweet bread with raisins and almonds which is very common to serve on Christmas morning in the Czech Republic. (Remember, Christmas morning in the Czech Republic is December 24.) It can be...

Christmas Cookies VI – Decorated Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are not only delicious, but also very pretty. For that reason, they serve as both a treat as well as a decoration. In this class you will cover baking and decorating — which is a lot of fun and gives you a chance to be very creative. You will learn complex designs as...