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Bread Class


10 Lessons

10,888 Enrolled

Beginner Level

You love bread, we all love bread, and we know nothing is better than fresh baked bread, but getting to the bakery can be hard - and sometimes downright pricey. If you can carve out the time to make a loaf at home, I swear to you there is nothing more delicious than cutting into bread that is still warm from the oven and made with love and care.

This class is a little bit of history, a heap of science, a pinch of skill-building, and a whole lot of deliciousness. Follow along and learn how to become an amazing home-baker, confident enough to make any bread recipe and shape any loaf.

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Class Author:audreyobscura

Audrey is formally trained as a photographer and videographer, but has had a passion for baking her whole life. She first took up bread making in college after a neighbor gifted her a sourdough starter that was fabled to be over 100 years old. After quickly killing the starter, she vowed never to let that happen again. Audrey avenged that starter's death by feverishly educating herself, experimenting to create amazing doughs and loaves, even eventually making a triumphant and delicious return to sourdough bread.

When not working on awesome DIY projects and classes for Instructables, she can be found tinkering in her kitchen, getting flour everywhere, and making sure the dishes don't stack up too high.

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Lesson 1: Welcome to Bread

This first lesson guides you through what to expect from this class, how skills are approached, and the best tools beginning bakers *knead* to get started! :D

Lesson 2: Tools and Materials for Bread

All the tools and materials needed to complete this class. This includes a complete shopping list to source all your goods and accessories.

Lesson 3: First Loaf

This first loaf gets you weighing, mixing, and cooking breads like a real baker! Make a country white bread that is practical for every carb-y occasion, and get some fundamental skills down.

Lesson 4: Sourdough

This is the longest lesson in this course. Follow along as sourdough teaches you the virtue of patience through the awesomeness of science and bread making.

Lesson 5: Perfect Pizza

This is the second sourdough we'll work with for this class, but on a shrunken timescale...and with cheese! Pizzas are perfect doughs to prep for bakers on a busy schedule too.

Lesson 6: Baguettes

We'll take forming and shaping up a notch for this lesson. Pre-fermenting two different types of leaveners the night before makes for a quick bulk fermentation and even faster cook time for this French classic.

Lesson 7: Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

We'll work with a whole lot of whole wheat in this lesson, getting a hands on feel for how different kinds of flour hydrate differently, as well as understanding enriched doughs.

Lesson 8: English Muffins

Love all the nooks and crannies that english muffins offer? This dough recipe ensures plenty of wells for butter pools to form, and is a total breeze when planned in advace.

Lesson 9: Flat Breads

Making unleavened bread is even more ancient than breadmaking as we know it. We'll modernize this ancient treat with tasty ingredients and savory serving options.

Lesson 10: Fully Baked!

You made it! You've baked, and most likely snacked, your way to the end! Share your favorite breads and post dough questions in this final class resource guide.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!