Baking Class with Cookie Monster Bake-Off Champion

Date: Saturday, August 12th
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Cost: 300 RMB, 260 RMB for members

This past March, The Hutong hosted a Charity Bake-Off to indulge Beijing’s most avid cookie monsters by showcasing some of Beijing’s Best Bakers to support St. Joseph’s Orphanage, for whom we raised 9,330 RMB. The proceeds were put towards the construction of a new roof.

The winner Jennie Chow will be hosting a baking class on August 12th.  Jennie will teach students how transform the simple cookie into a sensory driven art form.

Originally from California, Jennie worked for years in the film and television industry and then in education before deciding that what she really wants to be when she “grows up” is a baker. The only baking done in her childhood home was of the boxed-cake-mix variety, but she became interested in baking at the age of 10 or 11, when she tried her hand at her neighbor’s recipe for ginger cookies. After realizing that baking is something that has given her joy for so much of her life, Jennie decided to turn her hobby into a career. In April of 2016, she started Jennie’s Oven, a home bakery that she operates out of her tiny hutong apartment. She will be starting pastry school at the International Culinary Center in New York City this fall.

Learn how to make Sticky Gingers, the winning cookie from the 2017 Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off.

Inspired by the first cookies Jennie ever baked, these chewy ginger treats are loaded with crystallized ginger, drizzled with gooey caramel, and topped with more crystallized ginger for a satisfying combination of flavors and textures.

Judge’s Choice Winners:   Jennie Chow

Cookie Creation: Sticky Gingers