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Bake Your Best: Sweet Yeast Breads, Challah & More

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Learn to make tender challah and sweet yeast breads full of flavor.

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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 Fr. Dominic Garramone
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Begin baking delicious breads every guest will reach for with the Bread Monk, Father Dominic Garramone, OSB, from St. Bede Abbey and Academy. From coffee cakes and fruit-filled pastries to braided challah, you'll discover the secrets to a variety of incredible breads, all created from three simple dough recipes. Father Dominic has been a monk and teacher at St. Bede Abbey and Academy for over 30 years and enjoys cooking and baking for the students, faculty, staff and monks.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Basic Sweet Dough
Meet Father Dominic Garramone, The Bread Monk, and learn to master his sweet dough recipe. You'll discover his secret formula that combines every fair-winning sweet dough recipe he could find. Then, he'll show you how to transform the dough into cinnamon rose rolls with a delicate pink frosting.
2. Jelly Roll Variations
3. Layered Breads
4. Introduction to Challah
5. Challah: Braided Shapes
6. Challah: Advanced Shapes

Taught by

Fr. Dominic Garramone
Fr. Dominic Garramone
Father Dominic Garramone is a monk of Saint Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois. Affectionately known as the Bread Monk, Fr. Dominic shares his knowledge of all things bread through church workshops, cookbooks, culinary demonstrations and the PBS show "Breadhead Minutes." His travels around the United States have allowed him to inspire every age and level of baker at local high schools, L'Ecole Culinaire, the Home Baking Association and more. He enjoys sharing his mantra, "It's bread, it's gonna forgive you!" with every student.

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