“Beyond Hot Cross Buns with Father Dominic” virtual program

Free program takes place March 13


LA SALLE - Hot Cross Buns are traditionally served on Good Friday but what to bake for Easter Brunch? Father Dominic, the Bread Monk, has some suggestions.

Join Father Dominic on Saturday, March 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for a virtual presentation, “Beyond Hot Cross Buns with Father Dominic” hosted by the LaSalle Public Library. In this narrated and illustrated presentation, he will offer three delicious Easter recipes to make with any basic white bread dough.

Included in the program will be a braided loaf using a technique so simple even beginner bakers can make a showpiece bread, a Ham and Cheese Lattice Loaf that is both pretty and hearty, and finally, his great-grandmother’s Austrian Povitica with a savory filling made of bacon, walnuts and eggs. Father Dominic will answer questions at the end of his presentation and will provide a link to all featured recipes. 

Father Dominic Garramone, OSB is a monk of Saint Bede Abbey in Peru. He was the host of the PBS cooking show, “Breaking Bread with Father Dominic,” from 1999 to 2001, and has written several cookbooks. Fr. Dominic shares his knowledge of all things bread through bread demos throughout the country and is also an online baking instructor for Craftsy.com. His “Breadhead Minutes” are aired on PBS and YouTube. Father Dominic says he got his culinary education “between my mother’s kitchen, PBS and the public library.” Learn more at his website, breadmonk.com.

This program is free and open to the public and will be presented via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. To register online, go to https://bit.ly/3aaCwUq.

Those who prefer to connect to this program using an iPad or smartphone, need more information or have questions, please contact Rachael Blomquist, Digital Content Librarian, at rblomquist@lasalle.lib.il.us or call the library at (815) 223-2341.