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Chocolate Baking Essentials

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Learn essential techniques and troubleshooting tips for baking with chocolate for your most decadent desserts yet.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Rose Levy Beranbaum
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Learn how to work with everyone's favorite sweet treat — chocolate! Three-time James Beard Award winner Rose Levy Beranbaum begins by breaking down the types of baking chocolate available and what those cacao percentages really mean. Then, discover why unsweetened chocolate can sometimes provide the best balance for your treats and incorporate cocoa powder into a show-stopping chocolate pecan tart. Are you a dark chocolate lover? Up next, create a tempting dark chocolate truffle torte, and find out how to bake this crowd-pleaser in a water bath for restaurant-worthy results. Plus, whip up milk chocolate bread pudding and make an incredibly luscious white chocolate cheesecake. Finish your class with homemade chocolate fondant and impressive decorative accents for sweets that are as beautiful as they are delicious.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Chocolate Baking Basics
Meet award-winning cookbook author Rose Levy Beranbaum and start with an overview of chocolate types, exploring cacao percentages and fundamental techniques, including shaving and melting chocolate.
2. Unsweetened Chocolate
3. Cocoa Powder
4. Dark Chocolate
5. Milk Chocolate
6. White Chocolate
7. Garnishes

Taught by

Rose Levy Beranbaum
Rose Levy Beranbaum
Rose Levy Beranbaum is a three-time James Beard Award winner and author of many cookbooks, including Rose's Christmas Cookies, The Pie and Pastry Bible and The Baking Bible. She also contributes to The Washington Post and Fine Cooking, and has appeared on the Today show, the Martha Stewart Show and The Food Network, to name a few.

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