Out of the Pantry: Cooking Class for Teens

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Event Details

Cooking Class for Teens. Cook up a tasty dish with ingredients from the pantry. Teens only. 


In this month's lesson, we are celebrating Black History Month and will be making and learning about calas rice fritters.


If needed, supplies are available for pickup from Hastings Branch Library only. Please refer to the equipment, ingredients list, and confirmation email for further instructions to ensure you're prepared for the lesson.


Ingredients included in the pickup kit (or you can get your own):

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups of cooked rice, cooled (about 3/4 cup uncooked rice)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • Oil, for deep-frying (approx. 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Ingredients you'll need at home: 

  • drinking water

Equipment you will need at home: 

  • Thermometer that can reach at least 400 degrees such as a fry or candy thermometer (optional)

  • Heat-resistant strainer

  • Medium pot

  • Small pot with lid or foil for cover

  • Cheesecloth (optional)

Register here and check your email for Zoom login and kit pickup instructions. (check your spam mail if you don't see it or check to see if you need to verify your email address with this registration system)   If you have issues logging in or have other questions about the program, contact Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net


keywords:  wellbeing


This program is part of The Way to Well-Being project, which is grant supported.

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.



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Event Type(s): Online Event, STEAM, Hobbies/Crafts/Games, The Way to Well-Being
Age Group(s): Teen (13-19 Years)
Jane Gov

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