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Baking: The Heart of the Esalen Home

Baking: The Heart of the Esalen Home

Weekend of May 9-11

$405.00 – $1,750.00 (based on accommodation type)

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In American mythology, baked goods often represent safety, kindness, and the warmth of familial love. At Esalen, the bread bar, breakfast biscuits, and baked desserts are definitely part of creating a unique ambiance.  But baking is no longer an art passed down from mother to children. A superlative pie is probably not on offer at the nearest roadside diner, biscuits pop out of a cardboard canister, and many home cooks are intimidated by the thought of baking bread. In this workshop, we will bake and enjoy exceptionally good pie together, feed and develop a sourdough culture for use in Esalen’s classic sourdough rye bread, and bake some simple and versatile biscuit and quick-bread recipes. This mother's day weekend workshop is designed to introduce Esalen-style baking into your kitchen repertoire and to send you back out into the world feeling nourished and empowered. Everyone, including daughters and sons 14 years and older, is welcome. 

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