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.

Class Includes: Demonstration of making dough and using Springerle Cookie Presses.?
Each student will receive one pound of dough and the use of more than 40 Springerle Cookie Presses.
There will be presses, cookie cutters and flavor oils and special leavening ingredients for sale after class. ?Class fee $20


  • February 10th at 6:00pm Romney Methodist Church located at 49 North High Street.

Don?t miss your chance to learn how to make these beautiful and delicious cookies and how to use paper pulp with the presses to make precious embossed Valentine images! The inner artist in you will love this creative process!
. Class fee $20 which you pay after class! You get one pound of dough and use of more than 35 different Springerle Cookie Presses.
. RSVP by going to ekitchen@san.rr.com or calling 858-547-8620

Bring a rolling pin, two cookie sheets and wear an apron. These beautiful Springerle cookies, ( pronounced ?Schpring ? er-lee?) are made using wood composite molds which are replicas of historic cookie molds. The original presses, now in museums or private collections, were carved in clay, wood or metal and are as old as 500 years. The recipe used in making these cookies dates back to the 1600?s and originated in Bavaria, Switzerland and the Alsace area of France.
While they may seem too pretty to eat, there?re too delicious not to. The Anise flavor is the most traditional, however these cookies can be flavored using lemon, orange, Rose, and Almond flavorings.

Check back soon! Chef Elizabeth is working on CDs and videos of her cooking classes and offers kitchen tools and ingredients for you to purchase right here.If you haven't heard Elizabeth sing, wait a few seconds while the file loads or visit the Beautiful Music page to download an MP3.
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