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King Arthur Flour's Essentials of Bread Baking


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Learn how to make bread from scratch for your most delicious, bakery-worthy loaves yet! King Arthur Flour baking instructor Amber Eisler shows you how.

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What You Get

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

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Class Overview

Kiss your fear of working with yeast goodbye and learn the secrets to moist, tender, homemade bread with guidance from King Arthur Flour baking instructor Amber Eisler. First, find out how to accurately measure your ingredients using either cups or a scale. And, get expert tips for mixing and kneading your dough for best results. Next, learn how to let your dough rest (and why that's important) and find out how to identify when your dough is proofed and ready to bake. Discover how to create both a loaf and a free-form bâtard using only four ingredients. Then, add olive oil to the equation as you make focaccia, rustic rolls and soft breadsticks. Plus, learn how to create whole-grain bread that's moist, light and flavorful. And, finish class with a little — or a lot — of butter as you make a buttery Nanterre and a beautiful braided loaf, sure to be your new, go-to party trick.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Master Recipe: Basic Bread Mixing
Great bread is composed of just a few simple ingredients. In this lesson you'll learn the importance of accurate measurement in bread baking and how to work with measuring cups or a scale. Plus, get started on your first loaf by mixing and kneading a basic dough.
2. Master Recipe: Proofing & Baking
3. A Lean Bread
4. Oil-Enriched Bread
5. Whole-Grain Bread
6. Butter-Enriched Bread

Recommended with this class

  • Cast-iron skillet
  • Baking stone
  • Stand mixer

Taught by

Amber Eisler
Amber Eisler
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Amber Eisler started working in King Arthur Flour's production bakery. Today, she works in King Arthur's Baking Education Center, where she is able to share her passion for baking through hands-on instruction in the classroom.

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