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Let’s do Brunch!
August 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
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Hey, Hipcooks: Let’s do Brunch! How about a Brunch Virtual Cooking and Cocktailing Class to get us all happy and start the day like champs?
This class will feature a Hipcooks Bloody Mary/Bloody Caesar with a quick-pickle for your veggies. Because this cocktail is all about the garnish, don’t you agree? And Homemade Spicy Tomato Mix so teetotalers, gin lovers, and vodka fans can have a beverage that is juuust right.
For eating, we’ll prepare a Stuffed Potato Pancake. (In the photo below, we made a smoked salmon, lemon, and chive potato pancake.) It is fluffy, airy, and oh-so-delicious. A large pancake will feed up to four people. The perfect intersection of fancy-meets-easy. If you’re vegetarian or prefer ham and cheese to smoked salmon, that works!
Ingredients for Let’s do Brunch:
Get your pancake supplies ready:
butter (about half a stick)
⅓ cup milk (substitute a non-dairy milk if you’d like)
flour (or substitute gluten-free flour)
crème fraîche or sour cream (a small 7.5-ounce tub is plenty)
2 cups leftover mashed potatoes (this is very easy if you prepare mashed potatoes the night before and reserve 2 cups as leftovers, Alternatively, peel 2 Russett potatoes, cut into cubes and boil in salted water until soft. Drain, cool, and mash them up.)
stuffing for your pancake. Options are smoked salmon (about 2-4 ounces worth), or use Proscuitto, ham, your favorite cheese, spinach, or whatever else you dream of!)
garnish options: chive, crème fraîche or sour cream, and/or caviar if you’re fancy (we are!)
Get your pickle supplies ready (This is for the garnish for the cocktail):
vinegar (you’ll need about a cup. Rice wine vinegar works well)
small amount of sugar and salt
choose your veggies for pickling, options are carrots, daikon, asparagus, okra, jalapeno, and/or serrano pepper.
Cocktail ingredients (We’ll teach you to make your Bloody, your way!):
gin or vodka
fresh tomatoes, tomato juice, V8, or Trader Joe’s Garden Patch
Your choice of: Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, clam juice, fish sauce
Pick! Cayenne, hot sauce, and/or horseradish
Your choice of lemon, lime, pickle juice, olive brine
jar and lid
slotted spoon or tongs
mixing bowl and whisk
10-inch non-stick skillet and spatula
cutting board & knife
cocktail shaker & strainer (a mason jar with a lid and mesh strainer works nicely), and ice
Virtual cooking classes at Hipcooks
Expand your Quarantine Cooking and bring Hipcooks to your kitchen with our online cooking classes. We all cook step-by-step and side-by-side for an interactive experience.
Join us for this online cooking class on zoom, or get your own group together for a lively Livestream: Coworkers & clients, Friends & family, and kids for a Private virtual cooking class. We’ll work with you to book a date and time that work for you. More info on our Private virtual cooking classes here.