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Erin Swenson-Klatt

Grand Marais, MN
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Erin was a 2015 Craft Education Intern at North House and loves being immersed in the world of craft and the rhythms of North Shore life. At North House she celebrated her passions for food, Scandinavian craft, and the Swedish language while baking up storms of Swedish cinnamon rolls and sharing the fika (Swedish coffee break) gospel. Between studying in Stockholm, Sweden, traveling around the world with the international Slow Food movement, and chatting up regulars at her family’s bakery in South Minneapolis, she has learned the joys of sharing community and worldviews over a good meal. She always looks forward to hanging out at the harbor side bread oven and convincing anyone who will listen that baking is really not that hard.

Current Courses Offered by Erin Swenson-Klatt

2 1/2 days
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Artisan Breads Immersion

Lace up your baking shoes and get ready for an artisan breads baking marathon. Combining the skills of our popular Artisan Breads I and II courses, this 2.5 day intensive course allows students to dig deep into hand-crafted, long fermented and hot-hearth baked breads.  We’ll explore pre-ferments and a long…
Fri, Jan 12th, 2018  –  Sun, Jan 14th, 2018
Instructor: Amy James
Fri, May 18th, 2018  –  Sun, May 20th, 2018
2 1/2 Days
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Flavorful Rye Breads

Explore the many flavors of rye breads using seeds, spices and fruit to make traditional breads such as Limpa, Pumpernickel, and Raisin Rye. Practice techniques that will allow you to work with a potentially difficult dough. We’ll explore the history and characteristics of this nutritious grain, using pre-ferments and soakers…
Fri, Mar 9th, 2018  –  Sun, Mar 11th, 2018
1 1/2 days
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Marvelous Marmelades

Let’s turn to bright citrusy flavors during our dark northern winter and learn the fundamentals of preparing and canning marmalades. Longtime home canner Erin Swenson-Klatt will share some of her favorite recipes utilizing grapefruits, oranges, lemons, and kumquats. The class will work together to prepare several marmalades from start to…
Fri, Jan 5th, 2018  –  Sat, Jan 6th, 2018
Instructor: Erin Swenson-Klatt
1 day
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Swedish Holiday Baking

Settle into the North House teaching kitchen for a cozy day of baking - by the end of the day you'll be prepared for a traditional Swedish holiday season! We'll try our hands at cookies, breads for the julbord buffet, and the saffron rolls traditionally served on St. Lucia Day…
Sat, Dec 2nd, 2017
Instructor: Erin Swenson-Klatt
1 1/2 days
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Weave and Bake: The Birch Bark Baking Basket

Try your hand at two crafts: basket making and bread baking! On the first day, students will use pre-processed, Minnesota harvested birch weavers to weave a loaf-sized (approximately 8”x6”) baking basket. Students will discuss the process of harvesting and preparing birch bark for weaving while weaving their double diagonal-plaited baskets.…
Sat, Nov 17th, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 18th, 2018