I Can't: Bake - Bread Edition

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Food & Drink

Event Overview

Are any of these you?

  • Working with yeast intimidates me...

  • I like the idea of baking homemade bread but it seems overwhelming…

  • The process of baking bread takes too long...

  • I’ve tried baking with yeast and it never works for me…

  • I always kill the yeast...

  • I don’t own a stand mixer or a bread machine...

  • Baking homemade bread takes a lot of skill and I don’t have time to learn...

  • I don’t even know where to start with learning to bake bread...

If you answered yes, I Can’t: Bake — Bread Edition is for you. 

I Can’t: Bake is part of Mac & Cheese Productions' I Can't series, where adults state they're unable to do something, they try it with a bunch of other adults who also "can't," and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, "That wasn't so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good for me! What's next?!" Past I Can'ts have included yoga, improv, find love, draw, have a dog, adult my money, organize my home, ask for money, put on makeup, and buy a home. Other upcoming I Can'ts include I Can't: Clean, I Can't: Wine, and I Can't: Camp.

For this I Can’t edition, Mac & Cheese is partnering with trained chef and baking instructor Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman.

When Kristin was first learning how to bake, the idea of baking bread at home was overwhelming. Now, 10 years later, she has gone to culinary school, worked as a private chef, and built a baking resource website geared toward simplifying baking for others. Kristin loves to create approachable baking tutorials that break down the “whys” so that new bakers don’t feel as overwhelmed as she once did.

Workshop Details

In this workshop, Kristin will demystify all of the common questions and problems surrounding yeast and the basic process of baking bread. Kristin will also demo several master recipes that can be easily made by hand without any specialty equipment. You will see how these master recipes can be used for a variety of breads. You will leave with approachable recipes, detailed explanations, and yeast in hand (and the confidence!) to give it a go at home!

Important Notes:

  • Please be aware in case of allergies that this workshop will contain gluten, dairy, and eggs

  • Light snacks will be served (i.e. lots of bread and some accompaniments!); feel free to BYOB and enjoy during the evening

  • Bring something to take notes with if you like

Minimum age

All ages welcome

Cancellation Policy

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A TEDx speaker and one of Brazen Careerist' s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, Saya has discovered how to turn her love of creating community, challenging herself and those around her, and enjoying life to its fullest into her “job.” Via her company Mac & Cheese Productions℠, she helps others (and herself) live a Life of Yes℠. Saya is from Evanston, went to Boston College, and resides in Chicago.

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