Petey Podcast

Home-baked Baklava with Maria Fotinos

November 16, 2021 Elyria City School District Season 1 Episode 55
Petey Podcast
Home-baked Baklava with Maria Fotinos
Show Notes

Maria Fotinos teaches business, finance and computer skills at Elyria High School. But none of these areas were the subject of a class she taught recently. And none of the students in the class were from high school. The topic of this class was baklava, and the students were staffers of Elyria Schools who wanted to learn how to make this decadent dessert by hand. Maria grew up in Montreal, Canada, and her parents owned a Greek bakery there. One of the delectable pastries that Maria grew up on was baklava and she continues her parents' tradition of baking this intricate dessert for holidays, family events and community festivals. On this day in a well-equipped kitchen classroom at Elyria High School, Maria demonstrated the intricate process of making baklava. She did so with as a charitable event to raise money for the Toys for Tots program through the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and the Salvation Army. For the video tutorial of making baklava with Maria, check out PioneerTV YouTube: Baklava Baked at Home!