Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) has invited the public to two special kitchen events.The first is a special bread-baking demonstration and tasting with skilled cook and retired NCPR Station Manager, Ellen Rocco.
Ellen will be in The TAUNY Center kitchen on Saturday, December 14th from 1 to 3 pm to bake and to serve two types of bread from Jewish tradition: braided challah, a bread made with eggs, eaten on the sabbath and at holiday gatherings, and a type of chocolate babka, a rich, bready coffee cake from Eastern Europe.
“A Taste of Trifle,” where the public is invited to sample different versions of English Trifle and learn more about this holiday tradition, will take place the following day, on Sunday, December 15th from 1 to 3 pm at The TAUNY Center.
Trifle is a traditional English dessert (most likely originating in Scotland), referenced in cookbooks as early as the 16th century. It consists of layers of cake, custard, fruit and/or jam, whipped cream, and a touch of spirits (usually sherry).
The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton. More information is available on their website.
Photo of braided challah made by Ellen Rocco provided.