Online Class

25 Essential Baking Techniques

$24.99$39.99

Master 25 tried-and-true baking techniques, and enjoy the "MMMs" and "Oh, wows" your new skills elicit from grateful loved ones.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Colette Christian
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Become a more confident baker with Colette Christian's essential techniques! First, learn the essentials of baking, including the ingredients and tools a baker should always have on hand. Then, discover the secrets to the perfect chocolate chip cookie as you weigh your ingredients, cream butter and sugar and more. Next, find out what dairy actually contributes to your baked goods as you make whipped cream, learn how to cut in butter like a pro and make hearty banana bread everyone will love. Colette walks you through baking with sugar and liquid sweeteners, and shows you a creaming technique that will change the way you bake. Plus, give your baked goods a boost with nuts, salt and spices before learning how to separate, beat and fold in eggs for seriously satisfying sponge cake. Last but not least, Colette shows you how to work with chocolate for your best brownies ever.

Lesson Breakdown

1. The Baker's Tools
07:27
In this class, you'll learn essential techniques for becoming a confident baker. First, explore which ingredients and equipment you should always have on hand so you never have to make a run to the store in the middle of a baking project. And, develop an understanding of the fundamental baking processes.
2. Flour & Leaveners
30:01
3. Baking With Dairy
27:31
4. Fats & Their Function
17:29
5. Baking With Sweeteners
22:35
6. Flavor Booster Basics
12:39
7. Egg Essentials
29:54
8. Baking With Chocolate
14:50

Taught by

Colette Christian
Colette Christian
Colette Christian began working in restaurants at age 14 and went on to graduate from the New England Culinary Institute. In 2004 she began teaching at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, California, and now offers classes at the Art Institute of Hollywood, Sur La Table and the Great News Cooking School in San Diego. She has extensive training in baking and pastry and is a certified executive pastry chef as well as a certified executive chef through the American Culinary Federation.

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