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Smart Baking Substitutions: Tricks for Healthful Treats

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Bake healthier versions of your favorite sweet treats!

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  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
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  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Michelle Doll

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Pastry chef Michelle Doll shares her secrets for baking guilt-free sweets that you’ll crave! Discover simple, smart substitutions for butter, oil, refined sugar and dairy, and enjoy healthier results, without sacrificing on flavor.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Liquid Sweetener Sugar Substitutes
Meet Michelle Doll and start by learning about sugar's true role in baking. Then, find out how to replace refined sugar with healthier liquid sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup and brown rice syrup in sweet treats ranging from lemon bars to custard.
2. Fruit-Based Sugar Substitutes
3. Butter Substitutes
4. Oil Substitutes
5. Dairy Substitutes
6. Health Boosters

Taught by

Michelle  Doll
Michelle Doll
Michelle Doll trained in the International Culinary Center's (ICC) Pastry Program and began her pastry career as a sugar artist for Ron Ben-Israel. After a stint as the head chef at Patisserie Colson, she opened Michelle Doll Cakes, where she garnered much praise and press for her elegant and delicious creations. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Brides Magazine, Vogue and The Knot. She has been a chef-instructor in the Professional Pastry and Cake Programs at the ICC since 2013.

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