ROSCOE VILLAGE — It's been four months since Stephanie Samuels hung up the "Oven's Off" sign on Angel Food Bakery. After recharging her batteries in New Mexico and getting a taste of country life in rural Mount Carroll, Illinois, she's dipping her toes back into Chicago's baking scene by teaching a series of weekly classes at Give Me Some Sugar.
For fans who've been craving Samuels' pastries, the classes will offer an opportunity to learn from the master and then attempt to reproduce the same results at home.
Patty Wetli says the popular neighborhood owner is still finding a creative outlet in her new life:
Up first, sweet and savory scones, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, 2205 W. Belmont Ave. Cost is $65 per person, and participants will walk away with four different scones at the end of the night.
Samuels follows up with a tutorial on sweet and savory rugelach Aug. 12 and repeats the scones how-to on Aug. 19.
In September, Samuels will share the secrets to her "Trailer Park Specials" — the desserts resemble homemade versions of the Twinkie, Zinger and Chocodile — and retro treats like thin mints and mud pies.
The complete class schedule and registration information can be found online.
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