2021-09 Passover Baking

  • 03/11/2021
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
  • Virtual Zoom Class
  • 39



Interactive Demo

Passover Baking

Instructor: Jonathan Frishtick of King Arthur Baking Co


The Jewish holiday of Passover commemorates the Jews’ exodus from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. This celebration of freedom presents some challenges to the baker because eating leavened bread is forbidden for the eight-day duration of the holiday. Any food that contains wheat, rye, barley, oats, or spelt, is generally prohibited unless production has been certified Kosher for Passover. I will demonstrate how to make matzo, the unleavened bread made from just flour and water that is baked before it has a chance to rise, and then use the matzo to prepare a favorite breakfast dish called matzo brei (rhymes with fry). I will then demonstrate a deliciously rich chocolate cake featuring both chocolate and cocoa that contains neither flour nor leavening and is topped by a ganache glaze. We’ll finish the class by baking macaroons, a small chewy and moist cookie made from shredded coconut. A traditional Passover treat.

All registrations include a live zoom link to participate and interact in real time as well as formulas and process notes emailed ahead of the class.

March 11, 2021
Thursday, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)

    Registration Deadline:   March 10, 2021

Skill Level: Beginning to Professional

Jonathan joined King Arthur Baking School in 2013, following a career as an environmental attorney and a stay-at-home dad. When Jonathan started at the Baking School he was (and still is) the only male on the team. Jonathan has taught in a wide variety of classes, including yeast and quick breads, pizza, bagels, and more. He has assisted in the filming of seven of King Arthur's Craftsy instructional class videos and participated in King Arthur's Facebook Live session on baguettes. Jonathan takes great satisfaction in teaching students who are new to yeast breads or who have had difficulty baking at home. "I love that when our students leave the classroom, they have the foundational knowledge, the hands-on techniques, and the confidence to be successful at home," says Jonathan. During the COVID crisis, Jonathan has been working with the Digital Engagement Team, responding to the huge volume of inquiries on King Arthur’s social media channels. Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys cooking and is an avid outdoorsman — hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing. He also has a digital mapping business. He lives in Norwich, Vermont with his wife Holly. Photo Credit: Posie Brien


Suggested Member Price - $ 125

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In the event that your class is cancelled due to low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund. 


If you cancel your reservation with more than a 15 day notice:

  • Refund (less a $50 cancellation fee) if the class has a waiting list and we are able to fill your spot.
  • Account credit (less a $50 cancellation fee) for a future class if the class is not full.

If you cancel your reservation with less than a 15 day notice:

  • Account credit (less a $50 cancellation fee) for a future class if the class has a waiting list and we are able to fill your spot.
  • No refund and no credit if the class is not full.