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Dynamite Baking Club - Fall 2021

Dates

Sat, Sep 18, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021

3 classes remaining
Time

1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT

Capacity

25 students


Class Experience

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MENUS. SCROLL DOWN TO CHOOSE A DIFFERENT DAY AND TIME. CLASS TIMES SHOWN ARE ET. * The Dynamite Baking Club is our online dessert class for kids ages 7-15 that delivers essential baking lessons and techniques, culminating in a delicious treat for the whole family. * For each session, you will receive a robust lesson packet with guides on ingredients, substitutions, tips and tricks, the week's shopping list, and of course the recipes. * 

Week 1 (September 18) - Marble Pound Cake 

Week 2 (September 25) - German Chocolate Brownies 

Week 3 (October 2) - Red Velvet Cupcakes 

Week 4 (October 9) - Root Beer Snacking Cake 

Week 5 (October 16) - Orange-Glazed Cranberry Quick Bread Week 6 (October 23) - Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake 

Week 7 (October 30) - Homemade Candy: Peanut (or Seed) Butter Cups 

Week 8 (November 6) - Apple Bread Pudding with Maple Custard 

Week 9 (November 13) - Flourless Chocolate Cake with Crème Fraîche 

Week 10 (November 20) - Praline Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust 

[No class November 27 for Thanksgiving] 

Week 11 (December 4) - Jelly Doughnut Muffins 

Week 12 (December 11) - Gingerbread Whoopie Pies 

Week 13 (December 18) - Chocolate Peppermint Chews

Class Requirements

  • Children must be at least 7 years old to participate. 
  • Some children may need a hand with particular equipment or instructions, in which case a parent should be available to assist.
  • Parental supervision in the house is required for safety.


Technical requirements:

  • Stable internet connection.
  • A laptop, tablet, or phone with a working, clean camera so that we can assist your child when cooking, and give them tips and feedback.
  • Connect to class on time. If you are going to be late please email frontdesk@thedynamiteshop.com.

What you'll learn

  • Kitchen safety
  • Knife skills
  • How to read a recipe
  • Using measuring tools and other kitchen equipment
  • Understanding and customizing flavors
  • Cultural context of food
  • Taking ownership and responsibility for kitchen clean up
  • Mathematical skills
  • Executive functioning skills
  • Problem solving
  • Following directions
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Time management
  • Gaining confidence
  • Creativity

Sample Class Format

  • The class starts with a 10 minute introduction of the dish, ingredients, and cultural context, followed by an overview of the class timeline. Then we bake! We do visual check-ins with each student and re-iterate that everyone cooks at their own pace, so there’s no rush. For certain classes, a second teacher will help moderate the chat and tend to students’ questions. Students are encouraged to ask questions and show their work for feedback. We also encourage students to clean as they go and we take several breaks to tidy up. After we are done baking, we give serving and storing instructions.

Other Things To Know

Adult Participation
Required.
Holiday Schedule
See Schedule

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.


What To Bring

  • Please reference the equipment and ingredient list in the lesson packet  for a complete list.

  • Printed lesson packet with recipe (provided via email the Monday before class).
  • Ingredients and equipment listed in class lesson packet (you can also check it in advance on our website here).
  • Completed “Pre-Class Prep” noted in the lesson packet
  • Wear comfortable clothing, an apron, and closed-toed shoes.

Reviews for Dynamite Baking Club - Fall 2021

5.0 out of 5

Based on 5 activity ratings

Anna S.

Nov 20, 2021

Loved:

We loved everything! Kate our instructor was fantastic, very friendly and knowledgeable. She facilitated the class very well, pace was good, lots of opportunity to ask questions. Her engagement with us was perfect ! The class was the right amount of time, and the recipe we did was really really tasty. We loved it!! I would sign up right now for the rest of the year however we are busy all weekend now (ski season). A baking class in the eve during the week would be a nice option.:)

Improvements:

Nothing!

Dynamite Baking Club - Fall 2021
Location: Online Kitchen

Christina G.

Nov 20, 2021

Loved:

Very Kid Friendly! Easy to follow, the cooking instructors are great & the desserts are delicious!

Improvements:

Not much, Carly cannot wait for her next class.

Dynamite Baking Club - Fall 2021
Location: Online Kitchen

Kristy D.

Oct 23, 2021

Loved:

Sara is amazing!

Improvements:

Nothing

Dynamite Baking Club - Fall 2021
Location: Online Kitchen

Christina G.

Oct 2, 2021

Loved:

Easy to follow along! Very kid friendly!

Improvements:

Not much! My daughter LOVED the class!

Dynamite Baking Club - Fall 2021
Location: Online Kitchen

Reviews for The Dynamite Shop (Cooking Classes)

4.9 out of 5

Based on 337 provider ratings

Genevieve D.

Nov 30, 2021

Loved:

Kate, the instructor, taught at the perfect pace for the kids to be able to follow step by step.

Improvements:

A little messy-used a lot of dishes/utensils

Dynamite Dinner Club - Fall 2021
Location: Online Kitchen

About The Dynamite Shop (Cooking Classes)

We started as a culinary social club for children and their families in a Park Slope, Brooklyn storefront with a teaching kitchen, cook's library, photo and video studio, backyard garden and a cafe up front. That was in 2017. In 2020 everything changed and we pivoted online.

Our goal is to help the rising generation of cooks find their niche in food, to celebrate the diversity of our communities and the wider world, and to develop positive relationships around food. Consider us Home Ec 2.0: we champion an old fashioned reverence of the table and offer a cool, supportive place to unplug, but we also embrace technology in the ways it can foster creativity and connection.

The Dynamite Shop empowers kids to express themselves through the lens of food, so we’re not just cooking lasagna and bibimbap to bring home for dinner--we’re learning about regional variations, live-streaming with chefs, watching and creating videos, and exploring how food intersects with culture and community.

Our core curricula is the Dynamite Dinner Club where kids gather in our Zoom kitchen to cook dinner for their families and learn real life cooking skills in the process. Beyond Dinner Club, we're a community that revolves around food: We offer cooking classes for the whole family, weekend workshops, food service projects, private parties and group cooking activities for all ages. Now that we’re online, we are available to the whole planet.