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Erin Swenson-Klatt

Minneapolis, 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

2½ 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 two-and-a-half-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 cool rise…
Fri, Jan 17th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 19th, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-9pm; Days 2/3: 8am-4pm
Instructor: Amy James
Fri, Apr 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Apr 26th, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-9pm; Days 2/3: 8am-4pm
2½ 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 13th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 15th, 2020
Day 1: 5-9pm; Day 2/3: 8am-4pm

Past Courses Offered by Erin Swenson-Klatt

Marvelous Marmelades

Sampling Scandinavian Flatbreads

Scandinavian Snack Breads: AM Session

Scandinavian Snack Breads: PM Session

Swedish Holiday Baking

Time for Fika! Summer Snacks

Time for Fika! Swedish Baking for Families

Weave and Bake: The Birch Bark Baking Basket