In this 2-part online cooking course, Chef Eric will take you through the steps you need to become a serious home-made bread baker. Bread-making is something that required time and patience. If you want good quality bread, you need to work at it but with the simplest ingredients and proper technique, you will do just that.
The online cooking course will guide you through the preparation of delicious baguettes, brioche, & fougasse with no additives and plenty of taste. This is a 2-day bread initiation we will show you how to get delicious bread without making a sourdough starter. This will give you a more stable product without skimping on flavor.
Prefer to take classes individually? see note below*
The Class Flow:
DAY BEFORE CLASS – Prepare the poolish (10 mins)
Recipes: Poolish (please note that the poolish can only be made with fresh yeast so you do need to be able to get some. Ask your local bakery if necessary)
DAY 1 – We will discuss equipment, flours, what makes good bread, and prepare our bread doughs Class Length: ~2 hours
Recipes: Fougasse, baguette dough, brioche dough
DAY 2 – Shaping, proofing techniques, baking bread Class Length: 3 hours
*Option to take individual classes within the course:
While we recommend taking part in the full course, it is possible to book classes individually. Much of the first day will be spent preparing the different doughs and discussing equipment, flour, and technique. We do the baking on day 2. We suggest registering for the full session so that you can receive the two class videos that you can follow along on your own.
Note: You will be provided a short recording on how to make the poolish we will use in our bread recipes.
Tools Needed: Mixing bowls, Saucepan/Skillet, Cutting board, Kitchen knives, Kitchen towels, Clean blade or kitchen scissors, Wooden spoon, parchment paper, cling film, Kitchen scale, rolling pin, Whisk, Bread Pan, Baking steel, or pizza stone (very helpful), Pastry scraper or spatula, Stand-up mixer (or strong muscles & patience)
Scheduled time is based on Paris time
Timing USA & Europe starting dates:
Saturday & Sunday, February 27 & 28 – 6 PM (CET) Paris | 5 PM GMT (London) | 12 PM EST (New York) | 9 AM PST (Los Angeles)
Saturday & Sunday, March 27 & 28 – 9 PM (CET) Paris | 8 PM GMT (London) | 3 PM EST (New York) | 12 PM PST (Los Angeles)
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