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The Baker's Guide to Artisan Bread Shaping

Learn professional bread-shaping techniques for bakery-worthy loaves.

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What You Get

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

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Shape couronnes, chignons, baguettes, dramatic bread centerpieces and more with help from cookbook author and King Arthur Flour guest instructor Ciril Hitz. From the simple to the spectacular, professional shaping techniques bring a new element of artistry to your bread-baking adventures.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Mastering Basic Shapes
Meet Ciril Hitz and start class by mixing a decorative straight dough and producing three basic shapes: baguette, bâtard and boule.
2. Intermediate & Advanced Shapes
3. Artful Scoring
4. Knotting Techniques With Enriched Dough
5. Braided Shapes & Combinations
6. The Sundial Decorative Centerpiece

Taught by

Ciril Hitz
Ciril Hitz
Ciril Hitz teaches bread baking at the International Baking and Pastry Institute at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. He has written two books on baking bread, Baking Artisan Bread and Baking Artisan Pastries and Bread, and has produced two bread baking DVD series. His work has also been featured on NBC's Today show, Food Network and TLC.

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