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with Colette Christian
Online Class

25 Essential Baking Techniques

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Become a more confident baker with Colette Christian's essential techniques! First, learn the essentials of baking, including the ingredients and tools a baker should always have on hand. Then, discover the secrets to the perfect chocolate chip cookie as you weigh your ingredients, cream butter and sugar and more. Next, find out what dairy actually contributes to your baked goods as you make whipped cream, learn how to cut in butter like a pro and make hearty banana bread everyone will love. Colette walks you through baking with sugar and liquid sweeteners, and shows you a creaming technique that will change the way you bake. Plus, give your baked goods a boost with nuts, salt and spices before learning how to separate, beat and fold in eggs for seriously satisfying sponge cake. Last but not least, Colette shows you how to work with chocolate for your best brownies ever.


  • beginner
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h42m

Included in this Class

1. The Baker's Tools

1. The Baker's Tools

In this class, you'll learn essential techniques for becoming a confident baker. First, explore which ingredients and equipment you should always have on hand so you never have to make a run to the store in the middle of a baking project. And, develop an understanding of the fundamental baking processes.

2. Flour & Leaveners

2. Flour & Leaveners

Find out how flour helps your baked goods rise. Then, whip up classic chocolate chip cookies as you learn how to weigh and sift ingredients, cream butter and sugar, and cold scoop your dough for uniform results.

3. Baking With Dairy

3. Baking With Dairy

In this lesson, discover exactly what dairy contributes to your baked goods. Then, learn the various stages of homemade whipped cream and learn how to cut in butter for flaky buttermilk biscuits.