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Bake with Chef Benton

DATE: Thursday, July 1, 2021

Each 90-minute Friday aftenoon baking class focuses on a different dessert

Chef Maureen Benton is leading a series of baking classes this summer through the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute.

Holyoke Community College is presenting a series of virtual baking classes this summer through the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute.

Designed to be family participation activities, each Friday afternoon baking class focuses on the preparation of a specific dessert. 

The next session, July 9, will feature chocolate strawberry trifle. The trifle is an Americanized version of a classic English dessert, with layers of brownie, chocolate mousse, fresh strawberries and whipped cream. 

Additional virtual baking classes are planned for July 16 (blueberry cream pie), August 6 (cream puffs and eclairs) and August 13 (flourless chocolate cake). Each session runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and costs $49. 

The classes are taught virtually by Chef Maureen Benton, the head pastry chef at Wilbraham-Monson Academy in Wilbraham and a baking instructor at HCC's Culinary Arts Institute. 

At-home participants receive recipes, shopping lists, and instruction sheets that enable them to cook along with Chef Benton during the 90-minute Zoom session. 

Register online at: hcc.edu/summer-baking For more information, please call Valentyna Semyrog at (413) 552-2123.

PHOTO: Chef Maureen Benton is leading a series of baking classes this summer through the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute.



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