Sat, Nov 6, 2021
3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
We’re bringing the apple orchard home with this week’s workshop as we learn to make some favorite fall treats: doughnuts from scratch and warm mulled cider. We’ll talk about different doughnut styles (yeasted vs. cake), cooking methods (fried vs. baked), and learn how a splash of cider gives these fall classics their distinctive flavor and texture. Our final question? Plain or spiced cinnamon sugar? We say both!
You’ll receive the lesson plan via email the Monday before the class and an email reminder with the Zoom link 30 minutes before class.
Ingredients you’ll need:
• 1 orange
• 1-inch piece ginger (optional)
• 1/2 gallon apple cider
• 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter (plus more for greasing the pan)
• 1/4 cup whole-milk plain yogurt
• 1 large egg
• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (can substitute up to half with another flour like whole wheat, rye, or spelt)
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 3/4 teaspoon fine salt
• Up to 2 teaspoons total additional spices such as freshly grated nutmeg, ground cloves, ground allspice, and/or ground cardamom, etc. (no more than 1/4 teaspoon of each)
• 1/2 cup light brown sugar
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
• 10 whole cloves
• 3 cinnamon sticks
• 2 pieces star anise
• 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorn
• Up to 1 tablespoon additional whole spices for mulled cider (such as cardamom pods, allspice berries, coriander seeds, etc)
Special equipment you’ll need:
• 12-cavity doughnut pan or silicone mold, which you can purchase online for less than $10.
With the proper pre-class prep, our lessons are designed for children to be able to cook without parental participation, but parents know their children best. Some children may need a hand with particular equipment or instructions.
HOW TO SIGN UP MORE THAN ONE PERSON: Families using one screen for multiple people need only to purchase one seat for the family. Sign up one member of your family and note at checkout who the other members are. If you sign up more than one, we will assume you are opting to pay for more than one as a means of supporting our work. Thank you!
- These workshops are all ages. 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.
- 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 email@example.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
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 cook! We do visual check-ins with each student and re-iterate that everyone cooks at their own pace, so there’s no rush. (If there are more than eight students in the class, 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 cooking, we give serving and storing instructions.
Other Things To Know
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 Friday 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 Cider Doughnuts & Mulled Cider Workshop
5.0 out of 5
Based on 4 activity ratings
Mar 22, 2021
well organized, upbeat, and well paced
Nov 15, 2020
Instructions were clear, fun, and easy to follow. Questions were answered patiently. It was great to have two people so the questions and tech could be managed. I’ve already recommended TDS to a friend! Thank you!
Well, the initial email said we’d get a reminder link and we didn’t. And I always appreciate those! :)
Response from The Dynamite Shop (Cooking Classes)
Hi Valerie - thanks so much for your kind review and for recommending us to friends! We're so sorry you didn't get the reminder link. It sometimes ends up in people's spam folder. We're working on that!
Reviews for The Dynamite Shop (Cooking Classes)
4.9 out of 5
Based on 337 provider ratings
Nov 30, 2021
Kate, the instructor, taught at the perfect pace for the kids to be able to follow step by step.
A little messy-used a lot of dishes/utensils
Dynamite Dinner Club - Fall 2021
Location: Online Kitchen
Nov 20, 2021
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.:)
Nov 20, 2021
Very Kid Friendly! Easy to follow, the cooking instructors are great & the desserts are delicious!
Not much, Carly cannot wait for her next class.
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.