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The Great Outschool Baking Course

Class
Mary Probst
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(81)
In a self-paced course, learners will be guided in video lessons to make cakes, pies, cookies, bread, and pastries. Each lesson will include a slide presentation containing recipes, tips, and video demonstrations.

Class experience

Intermediate - Advanced Level
6 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Cake
Learners will work through a guided video lesson to bake a basic vanilla cake with buttercream frosting. They are free to add their own different flavorings if desired. They will also be instructed on basic frosting equipment and techniques.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Cookies
Our video lesson this week will focus on tuiles . We will learn about the proper way to mix, shape, and bake the thin, crisp cookies, with options to add different flavorings such as citrus zest.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Bread
We will tackle the scary (but easier than you'd think) French baguette. Learners will bake along with a video and learn the importance of weighing ingredients, how to gently handle and shape the bread dough, and the French technique of baking in a steamy oven.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Dessert
Dessert week will contain a video lesson about meringue cookies. Meringue is an intimidating bake for some, but learners will see how simple it can be and have fun with their designs as they bake!
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Pie
We'll take a trip to the savory side by making meat pies. Learners will bake along with me in a video as they learn how to make a pie crust, techniques to avoid overfilling their pies, and how to avoid the infamous "soggy bottom." (Learners can use any filling they would like, including vegetarian.)
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Pastry
We saved the scariest for last! This week's signature challenge will be eclairs. The video lesson will teach learners how to make and pipe choux pastry, chocolate ganache, and pastry cream.
Learners will be able to bake a variety of homemade treats.
Learners will be able to put their own creative spin on recipes.
Homework Offered
Learners will be expected to complete three baking challenges every week. These bakes vary widely in times, with the longest being French bread, which will take several hours for proofing and rising.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Learners should be familiar with measuring ingredients and using ovens and stoves safely.
Learners will need a variety of baking ingredients and equipment including, but not limited to electric mixers, measuring spoons, and cups, mixing bowls, baking pans, pie tins, etc.
The list of ingredients needed will change each week. For the first week, learners will require:
Cake flour
Salt
Baking powder
Baking soda
Unsalted butter
Sugar
Eggs
Vanilla extract
Buttermilk
Powdered sugar
Heavy whipping cream
Parchment paper
Cake tins
Mixing bowls and spoons
Measuring cups and spoons
Electric mixer
Piping bag and tips
Additionally, anything that learners would like for additional flavorings/decorations.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners will be expected to work with cooking equipment such as ovens, stove tops, electric mixers, and knives. Please ensure that your child can do so safely and is properly supervised. 
Also, be advised that recipes will likely contain common allergens, such as wheat, dairy, eggs, and nuts. Learners are free to make accommodations as needed.
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(81)
Profile
Hello! My name is Mary Probst and I am so excited to be teaching on the Outschool platform.

I studied English Education at Brigham Young University. I graduated in 2015 after taking courses in a wide variety of literature, literary analysis,... 
Self-Paced Class

$10

weekly or $60 for all content
6 pre-recorded lessons
6 weeks of teacher feedback
Choose your start date
1 year of access to the content

Completed by 18 learners
Ages: 12-17

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