Baking Boot Camp | 5 Week Series

Event Category

Food & Drink

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Each Sunday for 5 weeks you will join chef instructor Kristin "Baker Bettie" Hoffman as she walks you through 5 main sections of baking. In each section you will learn mixing methods, incredient functions, classic baking techniques, approachable baking science, and master recipes that can be used for endless variations.

Week 1 (Aug 2nd): Quick Breads 

  • Mise en Place (setting yourself up for success with each recipe)

  • Ingredient and Baking temperatures and how they affect your baked goods

  • Quick Bread Mixing Methods

  • Bakery Style Muffins

  • Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

  • Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Week 2 (Aug 9th): Cookies & Bars 

  • Function of Sugar in Baking

  • Creaming Method for Cookies

  • Using a Double Boiler

  • Melting Chocolate Properly

  • Drop Cookie Base Recipe & How to adapt it for different textures

  • The Fudgiest Brownies

Week 3 (Aug 16th): Pies & Pastries

  • Function of Fat in Baking

  • How steam works as leavening

  • Perfect pie crust

  • Classic Choux Pastry

  • Fruit Pies

  • Pastry Cream

  • Cream Puffs & Eclairs

Week 4 (Aug 23rd): Cakes

  • Function of Eggs in Baking

  • Creaming Method for Cakes

  • Sponge Method for Cakes

  • Chiffon Cake

  • Rich Chocolate Cake

  • Buttercream

  • Basic Cake Icing & Piping

Week 5 (Aug 30th): Yeast Breads 

  • What yeast is and how it functions

  • Lean dough master recipe

  • Enriched dough master recipe

  • Function of Gluten in baking

  • How to knead dough by hand

  • Shaping techniques: sandwich loaf, Variety of roll shaping, baguettes, and epis

  • Baking techniques


Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

All ingredients and equipment

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Kristin "Baker Bettie" Hoffman is a trained chef, baking science geek, and the baking instructor here at Kristin's approach to baking is to teach foundational recipes, baking techniques, and approachable baking science. Her belief is that gaining an understanding of the processes and the "whys" in baking helps foster confidence in the kitchen.

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