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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?
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|Section 1: Introduction to the Art of Baking|
Introduction to The Art of Baking
|Section 2: Ready, Steady, Bake|
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, Stead, Bake Quiz
|Section 3: Cookies and Biscuits|
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 Quiz
|Section 4: Homemade Bread|
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 Quiz
|Section 5: Cake Basics|
|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 Quiz
|Section 6: Assembly and Icing|
|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 Quiz
|Section 7: Perfect Pastry|
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 Quiz
Yuppiechef is on a mission to bring people together through the cooking and sharing of good food.
We believe that preparing, cooking and sharing a meal with good company is the very essence of what makes life good. And it is our dream to give you every excuse under the sun to organise that long overdue get-together with those you love, and those you'd like to love more.