Discover Polish cuisine and learn to make two of three most popular Polish dishes: dumplings, gingerbread cookies, or liqueurs with an experienced chef in the #1 cooking class in Warsaw! Dumplings are the most popular Polish comfort dish. Making dumplings is a perfect social activity, that will uplift everyone’s mood and inspire creativity. Last but not least, dumplings are quite cheap to prepare and make good use of any leftovers in your fridge. Check out more about pierogi, Poland's most famous dish. In this cooking class, you can also learn how to make gingerbread cookies or Polish liqueurs.
The organizer also speaks: French, Polish, Spanish
Group size: 8-100 participants
A reliable internet connection
Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, or Teams app
For making dumplings: rolling pin, cake cutter, 2 bowls, spoons, fork, pot, and cooker
For making liqueurs: citrus peeler, spoons, fennel, pot, cooker, and bottles
How the course works
Firstly, you need to select two of these three options which you are interested in learning to make: dumplings, liqueurs, or gingerbread. After you make a reservation, Periogi and More will send you a thank you for booking note accompanied with a very detailed description of ingredients and utensils you need with a picture showing all that is necessary for the class.
Timing of sessions (CET, GMT+1)
The 2-hour cooking classes take place as per request. The instructor is available any time between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CET (GMT+1, changes into CEST, GMT+2 from March 28, 2021).
During the class, you do all the phases of preparations and cooking/baking - depending on the particular class (pierogi, gingerbread cookies). You will get to know how to knead and roll the dough for the dumplings, then you will discover various folding techniques and hacks that make dumplings really tasty. The class ends with a tasty meal, so invite friends to join.
Polish liqueurs workshop
You will learn to make the most popular Polish liqueurs, the instant mood booster, %honey and spices liqueur (“krupnik”) as well as lemon and coffee liqueurs. You will be introduced to Polish traditions of liqueur making and you will get recipes for “nalewka” from Maria's family cookbook.
The art of nalewki making has been known since the Middle Ages. Initially, the monks of the Benedictine order practiced it. Nowadays, some Poles still produce them at home, using secret recipes passed from generation to generation. Many liqueurs take weeks or even months to mature, but some, like the one which you will make during our Polish liqueurs online workshop, are ready immediately after making.
Discover the unique gingerbread traditions in Poland! Pierniczki - a spicy-sweet treat has an important place in the Polish culinary culture. Because gingerbread traditions dating back to the middle ages, Poland is one of the leading gingerbread countries in Europe. Even though they are primarily known as a Christmas cake, they are baked all year long! Consequently, decorating gingerbread cakes is a popular family fun activity in present-day Poland. Gingerbread cookies baking online class will introduce you to a cake that is easy to make, has no expiry date and is simply delicious!
At this gingerbread baking and decorating online class, you will learn how to bake, decorate and store "pierniczki". You will be taught how to make your own gingerbread spice mix. Then, you will find out how to turn gingerbreads into beautiful house decorations. Last but not least, at the end of the class, you find out how to gift wrap them for presents for your beloved ones.
The recipes for gingerbread remains a well-kept secret of many manufacturers. As a result, the list of ingredients and baking techniques were often passed from generation to generation and revealed by the father to the son on the deathbed. Some producers believe that the dough has to mature several months before putting it in the oven. According to the tradition, a father kneaded the dough on the day a baby girl’s baptisms just to bake pierniki on her wedding day.
An experienced cook and comfort food aficionado. Maria has worked in the hospitality business since 2011. She has managed a local restaurant and hosted numerous individual or group guests at her cooking class.
This cooking course is conducted online. Maria from Periogi and More is based in Warsaw, Poland (GMT+1 until March 27, 2021, then changes to CEST, GMT+2) and she will live-stream the classes via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, or Teams. You can participate from the comfort of your home by just using your phone or computer.