Artisan Bread for Beginners
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Artisan Bread for Beginners

Learn how to fit beautiful, hand-made breads into even the busiest lifestyle.
4.9 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
31 students enrolled
Created by Dragan Matijevic
Last updated 3/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 14 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Bake a whole basket of different artisan breads, understand the key principles of baking with yeast and how to fit regular baking into even the busiest lifestyle.
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Requirements
  • Students need basic kitchen equipment: oven, oven-gloves, digital scales, digital thermometer probe, mixing bowls, scraper, water jug, baking tins, baking trays, banneton (proving basket). Recipes and print-outs on tips/techniques are included, but students may wish to photograph their work at various stages and send them in for our review. Students will also need bread flour and yeast. Notes on choosing flour are provided in the course materials.
Description

Bake your own show-stopping artisan breads using our simple, 7-steps method designed and proven to leave beginners baking with confidence!

Discover the simple secret of '5 minutes hands-on' and fit home-baked bread* into even the busiest lifestyle.

  • Crystal clear, step-by-step video instruction from expert artisan baker-tutors
  • Five complete bread-making projects
  • Downloadable, printable full-colour recipes, tips and techniques
  • A thorough understanding of bread-baking fundamentals
  • Experience of heritage and organic flours

*In this course, you'll be using instant baker's yeast for long and short fermentation. For wild yeast leaven/sourdough, please look out for our forthcoming course, The Artisan Sourdough Workshop.

Bake yourself happy! Learn a life-skill to love and share. 

A gorgeous, crusty, hand-made loaf can make even the simplest meal heart-warmingly memorable. It is also far better for your health.  

Home-baking skips the mega-dose of chemicals found in much store-bought bread, while slow fermentation lowers GI and makes nutrients more accessible to your body.  It's good news for every body!

Content and Overview 

Our hands-on  course walks you step-by-step through five different projects, each designed to highlight different aspects of artisan baking.  

We'll take you through the uninterrupted 'straight run' from mixing to baking on each project, and we'll also show you how to use your fridge if you want to slow down the process.  This creates flexibility so you can easily fit the baking around your life, not fit your life around the baking!

These will give you a practical grasp of such concepts as kneading and gluten development, fast or slow fermentation, the relationship between rising time and dough temperature, hydration, leavens, proving, shaping and baking.  

Mastering basic artisan breads will give you the confidence to impress your friends and family and to create recipes of your own. We hope it will also inspire you to progress into the magical world of sourdough with our forthcoming course on Udemy, Artisan Sourdough Made Simple.



Who is the target audience?
  • Designed for complete beginners, this course has also been enjoyed by bakers with a little experience who want to fix certain aspects of their technique.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 01:29:04
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Start Here
3 Lectures 03:55

Welcome to The Artisan Bakery School ....

Preview 01:13

Health & Safety Disclaimer
00:16

What is artisan bread?
02:26
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Preparation
4 Lectures 05:04
Before You Begin!
01:32

The Artisan Baker's Tools
00:34

Understanding Flour Power
02:10

What is yeast?
00:46
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Action!
2 Lectures 03:11
The Seven Steps to Bread Heaven
00:18

Learn a fast and easy way to knead.

Rock & Rolling - kneading made easy
02:53
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The Simple White Artisan Loaf
2 Lectures 17:09

Please print out the PDF in the Resources section so you can set up all your ingredients before you start the video instructions.

The Simple White Artisan Loaf Recipe
03:03

Demonstrating all 7 steps in the creation of your first artisan loaf!

Making the Simple White Artisan Loaf
14:06
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F.A.B: Faster Artisan Bread!
2 Lectures 16:09

Please print out the recipes PDF in the Resources for Section 10 so you can set up all your ingredients before you start the video instructions.

F.A.B: Faster Artisan Bread! Recipe
02:22

The fastest slow-dough you've ever made: with virtually no effort!

Making Faster Artisan Bread
13:47
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Time, Temperature and Technique
1 Lecture 02:47

In-depth info on how dough refrigeration works, what the dough should feel like at each key stage, and a definition of techniques.

Time, Temperature and Technique
02:47
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Know Your Dough!
1 Lecture 05:11

Know Your Dough in 3 Key Stages and 2 Very Different States.

Stages of the Dough
05:11
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The Country Seeded Loaf
2 Lectures 15:23

Please print out the recipes PDF in the Resources for Section 10  so you can set up all your ingredients before you start the video instructions.

The Country Seeded Loaf Recipe
03:12

Make your own signature breakfast bread, full of seeds packed with taste.

Preview 12:11
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The Rustic Brown Loaf Recipe
2 Lectures 11:20

Please print out the recipes PDF in the Resources for Section 10 so you can set up all your ingredients before you start the video instructions.

The Rustic Brown Loaf Recipe
03:07

See how to handle heritage flour blends - and how to stencil bread!

Making the Rustic Brown Loaf.
08:13
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And finally - it's time to party! The Focaccia Bread
2 Lectures 09:51

Please print out the recipes PDF in the Resources for Section 10 so you can set up all your ingredients before you start the video instructions.

The Focaccia Recipe
02:23

Penny shows you how simple it can be to make a colourful party bread.

Making the Focaccia
07:28
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About the Instructor
Dragan Matijevic
4.9 Average rating
14 Reviews
50 Students
2 Courses
The Artisan Bakery School

Lifelong bakers Dragan Matijevic and his partner, Penny Williams, set up their first microbakery in Oxford, 2008, selling artisan bread to locals from "The smallest bakery in the world" -  a tiny, converted garden store.  It was originally intended as a side-project, something to complement their freelance incomes as a magician (Dragan) and a copywriter/ translator (Penny). But the bread had other ideas!  It proved such a success that they were soon baking six days a week, and being asked to give classes.   

In 2012, Dragan and Penny moved to Devon, establishing The Artisan Bakery School in a rambling Devonshire cottage with a good kitchen and a slightly bigger bakery. They now offer a wide range of one-day classes or baking mini-breaks, from Beginners through Artisan Sourdough & Rye, Woodfired Pizza, Viennoiserie, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free and Heirloom Grains, Heritage Techniques.

The Artisan Bakery School focuses on teaching people how to bake bread with integrity.  That means authentic techniques, and ethical ingredients: no chemicals, no preservatives, no cheating and no cutting corners.  We also show people who are time-poor how to fit real, slow-rise bread into their hectic lifestyles with minimal effort.  We think baking should be fun and there’s no reason why you have to be a slave to your dough!

Teaching the craft of artisan bread making is our main trade.  This is because we believe that such skills need to be passed on to future generations – for their pleasure, for their health and for the health of the planet.