Learn to approach yeast bread with confidence by learning the secrets, baking science, and techniques with the guidance of trained chef, Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman. First, you will gain an understanding of yeast bread terminology and the basic process bread dough goes through to produce beautiful loaves. Learn how to knead dough properly, what fermentation is and why it is important, and what proofing means. Next, you will learn all of the most common mixing methods along with a variety of master recipes. You will learn how your master recipes can be modified to make utilize whole grains and seeds.
Together, we will take these master recipes and transform them into endless varieties of breads utilizing different shaping techniques, fillings, and toppings. Your final project will be a stunning braided star bread that your friends and family won’t believe you made! You will walk away from this course with a new attitude that not only is bread making approachable, but it is so much fun!
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Kristin "Baker Bettie" Hoffman is a trained chef, baking science geek, and the baking instructor at BakerBettie.com. Kristin's approach to baking is to teach foundational recipes, baking techniques, and approachable baking science. Her belief is that gaining an understanding of the processes and the "whys" in baking helps foster confidence in the kitchen.