Springerle Cookies look like little porcelain sculptures and are flavored using oils not extracts. (Photo here) The origins of these intricate cookie presses and the recipe dates back to the 1600s and is an said to originate in the Alsace region of France, however, Austria may say differently. Either way, they are not so common here in the West and will leave a lasting impression with everyone who sees and tastes them.
I will be offering a Springerle Cookie class that will leave you all feeling like "pastry chefs." You will see the dough being prepared and will be given one pound of dough to press out using my private collection of presses.
Learn to cook with Chef Elizabeth! Chef Elizabeth teaches cooking classes at the La Jolla Community Center, San Diego Botanic (Quail) Gardens in Encinitas, the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park and through OASIS, a senior enrichment program at the Macy's department store in Mission Valley. She has also taught at the Macy's Cooking School and Great News cooking school.
Via the sponsorship of the Healthy Dining Publication in San Diego, Chef Elizabeth has cooked at the Fall Home and Garden Shows and Children Expos, as well as many of the Healthy Dining events held at hospitals, corporate locations, libraries, etc.
Chef Elizabeth is available for hire for private cooking classes which are a great way to celebrate birthdays, retirement parties, wedding showers, or even corporate events which are great for team building. Chef Elizabeth brings her entire program to your home, clubhouse or workplace.
Chef Elizabeth offers cooking classes at many locations in and around San Diego. This page is updated periodically to list new locations, or subscribe to her monthly newsletter, which lists current classes and locations.