Around Town

Cooking with Clabber Girl

This past week, I had the honor of attending a cooking class led by Always Take The Scenic Route member, Brittany Molinder.  One more thing was checked off my 2018 bucket list, and it was a delicious success.  The cooking class was hosted by the Clabber Girl Bake Shop in downtown Terre Haute.  They hold a cooking class each month, but also offer private cooking classes to groups.  I had signed up the Terre Haute Women’s Club to attend for one of our social events. The class price includes: all supplies & food, as well as a soft beverage during the class.

Classes are a combination of hands-on and demonstration style teaching. Since I went the private class route, I was able to work with Brittany on a specific theme and she put the menu together.  Our theme was Easter Brunch, we thought it was perfect timing for this menu, as Easter is this weekend and now we can wow our families during Easter Brunch with the delicious and easy recipes we learned.

Brittany was an amazing, fun, & experienced teacher who kept us laughing throughout the entire class.  The recipes seemed easy enough to remake them on our own at home, but the presentation points are key.  Brittany showed us how to turn simple recipes into stunning works of art that tasted like heaven.  We learned how to prepare a Panzanella Salad, Crab Eggs Benedict ( yes, she taught us how to poach an egg), Potato Hash, & Citrus Salad.  The class room fits 22 people, so choose your guests wisely.  You will be asked to help, the class isn’t solely demonstration style, so don’t be shy.  If the class is smaller, than there will be more hands on cooking.  I used my expert knife skills to chop up some bread for our salad, and I think I did a great job!  I took away some great tips and meals from this class and highly recommend attending a class at least once if you live in the area.  It makes for a perfect bonding experience or team building exercise for groups. 

Don’t forget the Clabber Girl Bake Shop Cafe is open for breakfast & lunch Monday-Friday 6:30am-3pm & Saturday 8am-3pm.  They offer high quality, delicious breakfast, lunch, and homemade bakery items (macaroons). The Bake Shop also caters for small or large events.  Check out their unique themed menu on First Friday’s downtown, they turn the shop into a pop-up restaurant and the food is always outstanding. 

Let’s not forget that the location is also home to the Clabber Girl Museum.  Check it out and experience the history of one of the oldest brands in America and delight in the art of home baking.  The museum also features a glimpse into the history of Terre Haute and the evolution of American baking over the past two centuries. 

Clabber Girl is located at 900 Wabash Avenue in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Check out the Clabber Girl cooking class schedule below and sign up online. If you are interested in hosting a private class, fill out the form online and Brittany will be in contact with you.


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