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Focaccia & Flatbreads From Around the World

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Create tender, flavorful focaccia and flatbreads from around the world, and find out why these breads are a must-add to your cooking repertoire.

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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 Meredith Deeds
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Learn how to make fresh corn and flour tortillas, delicious naan and even healthy pita bread, with step-by-step instruction from James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author Meredith Deeds. Start by mastering classic focaccia and tempting Tuscan schiacciata, and get tips for adding just the right amount of your favorite toppings to avoid overwhelming your savory breads. Next, step things up a notch with potato-based focaccia, or fill it with creamy, melty cheese. Then, Meredith shows you how to create crunchy cracker-crust flatbread that delivers pizza taste minus the pizza calories. You'll learn to make rich ghee for brushing on crowd-pleasing naan, and get tips for using different fats and types of masa to make the best corn tortillas you’ve ever eaten. You'll make from-scratch flour tortillas, too, and create pita bread that's cooked to fluffy perfection. Plus, find out how to make pita chips — an addiction you don't have to feel guilty about!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Basic & Topped Focaccias
Take a tour of flatbreads from around the world with your guide Meredith Deeds, cookbook author, food writer and culinary instructor. Start in Italy, with classic focaccia dough made by hand. Learn the basic recipe techniques for mixing, kneading, resting and shaping this delicious olive-oil infused dough before baking it up to golden perfection. Then, learn to make a Tuscan variation in your stand mixer that adds just enough wheat flour to impart nutty undertones. Finally, learn several ways to top your focaccia with nuts, sautéed onions, cheese and more!
2. Filled Focaccias
3. Cracker Crust Flatbreads
4. Naan
5. Flour Tortillas
6. Corn Tortillas
7. Pita

Taught by

Meredith Deeds
Meredith Deeds
Meredith Deeds is a James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author and renowned culinary instructor. She has co-authored six cookbooks, including James Beard Award finalist The Big Book of Appetizers, and her work has appeared in many food magazines, such as Bon Appétit and Cooking Light. She teaches cooking classes around the country at venues including Sur La Table and Whole Foods Markets.

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