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The Art of Baking with Yuppiechef

Learn with our online cooking classes and get easy baking recipes, bread making, pastry classes and cake decorating
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Last updated 2/2016
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 22 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
Understand the basics of baking, including easy cake chemistry, pantry essentials and the golden rules of baking
Know everything biscuit and cookie baking, including lemony butter biscuits and peanut buttery oat biscuits
Understand the ins and outs of making bread, and make a wholewheat loaf and rosemary and feta focaccia
Master the classic sponge cake, clementine and rosemary cake, and chocolate cake
Learn techniques for icing cakes and cupcakes, buttercream icing, and red velvet cupcakes
Become a pastry expert, and make a lemon tart and chocolatey cinnamon rolls
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  • You will need a kitchen with basic tools, but we provide a detailed list of ingredients and what is needed for each lesson.

Baking has been called many things. Grandmother’s best kept secret, a science and even an art. At Yuppiechef, we believe that armed with the right knowledge, anyone can become a proficient baker in no time at all.

In this online course hosted by renowned author and food blogger Sarah Graham, we'll share with you the foundational knowledge and know-how you'll need to master key baking subjects such as cake, home-made bread and pastries.

Sarah started her food blog in May 2010, and later that year was the first South African food blogger to be awarded a book contract. Since then, Sarah has gone on to author her cookbooks, ‘Bitten’ and ‘Smitten,’ and her own TV shows.

Complete the course at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home and on the device of your choice. Once completed, you can revisit all the course material as many times as you like. Ready to show baking who's boss?

Who is the target audience?
  • Baking is for everyone! We cover the basics, and introduce more advanced baking techniques, so this course is applicable for all levels.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 7 Lectures Collapse All 7 Lectures 54:15
Introduction to the Art of Baking
1 Lecture 00:54
Introduction to The Art of Baking
Ready, Steady, Bake
1 Lecture 07:44

In this lesson we are going to start our baking journey. We'll take you through all the baking basics that you need to know, taking away the mystery and replacing it with simple science to make it less intimidating. We will also make a very easy espresso cake with mocha buttercream to demonstrate the ten golden rules of baking. If you can't already tell, we're leaving you with no excuse not to get cracking in the kitchen. Ready, steady, let's bake.

Ready, Steady, Bake

Ready, Stead, Bake Quiz
10 questions
Cookies and Biscuits
1 Lecture 07:50

In this lesson we're going to make some lovely lemony butter biscuits. You'll learn all the tips and tricks you need to know so that you can make brilliant biscuits and cookies at home. We've also put together a troubleshooting guide to solve all your cookie baking problems. Let's get started.

Cookies and Biscuits

Cookies and Biscuits Quiz
10 questions
Homemade Bread
1 Lecture 07:50

Bread making is the oldest form of baking known to man; it's rather magical but profoundly simple at the same time. In this lesson, we are going to master the art of baking a wholewheat loaf whilst learning principles that you can apply to any bread recipe. Got a little elbow grease at the ready? Here we go.

Homemade Bread

Homemade Bread Quiz
11 questions
Cake Basics
1 Lecture 08:21
This lesson is all about cakes, in particular the simple classic that is adored the world over, the sponge cake. By watching the video and downloading the additional course materials, you will have a good understanding of all the key elements you need to know in order to start baking beautiful cakes in your home. So, what are you waiting for?
Cake Basics

Cake Basics Quiz
10 questions
Assembly and Icing
1 Lecture 10:36
In this lesson we are going to take cakes to the next level. We'll be learning how to layer and assemble the ultimate chocolate cake as well as some nifty icing tips and tricks. Keen to try your hand at a buttercream icing or a chocolate ganache? Looking for a recipe for red velvet cupcakes? Walk this way.
Assembly and Icing

Assembly and Icing Quiz
10 questions
Perfect Pastry
1 Lecture 11:00

There is a whole world of pastry out there. From paper-thin filo pastry to choux pastry for eclairs and profiteroles, crisp shortcrust pastry for simple tarts and the flaky pillowiness of puff pastry. This lesson will give you the tips and techniques to conquer shortcrust pastry, one of the easiest pastries to make in your home. Watch the video, roll up those sleeves and get stuck in.

Perfect Pastry

Perfect Pastry Quiz
10 questions
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