What you'll learn
- French Pastry
- No prerequisites
Welcome to The Baking Bootcamp!!
I'm so excited for you to start baking.
Pastry Arts can be intimidating
Are you a great home cook, but just haven’t taken the time to attempt desserts at home?
Are you intimidated by baking recipes?
Do you believe that baking is a science, and one wrong move will leave you with wasted time and ingredients?
In this course, I’ll show you how to tackle a range of baking recipes to increase your confidence and demystify the Pastry Arts. From cookie dough to ganache, pie to cake, we’ll cover staple techniques that will improve your baking knowledge and make successful baking at home a reality!
Baking can be tricky!
There’s a difference between reading a page of instructions and seeing a recipe being made in real time. The nuances of measuring, folding, whipping and baking can make the difference between a fairly good dessert and a great one.
By learning the building blocks, you’ll be able to take on any recipe you come across with the knowledge of how to put each step together properly.
This course contains 6 Sections:
We'll talk about creaming methods, over vs. under mixing, and the role ingredients play in creating the perfect cookie
We'll discuss tempering, how to make the perfect ganache, and the beauty of "good" chocolate
We'll mix up cake batters, discuss baking times, and the role gluten plays in cake
We'll conquer brioche, pretzels and pizza from scratch, demystifying the use of yeast and the perfect combination of kneading and rise
Have you attempted French macarons without success? Here's your chance to finally conquer this technique. We'll also turn homemade pate a choux into cream puffs and gougeres
The perfect pie dough is within reach, along with a great use for frozen puff pastry, and the perfect key lime pie
What my students have said:
It was a very fun experience! Katie (the instructor) was very helpful in talking us through what/why we were doing and the entire class enjoyed it. - Michael G.
Our bread workshop with Katie was fantastic! Not only educational and informative, the workshop was a lot of fun - and we came away with delicious baked goods that we made ourselves. Would absolutely take another class. - Kimberley P.
This class was so much fun! Katie is a really great teacher, and I was amazed at how much we got done in the class. Highly recommend it. - Amanda D.
So fun! Amazing instructor! Can’t wait to sign up for more classes. - Anonymous
Katie is a wonderful teacher and she offers useful tips. - Tina H.
Awesome! I learned some new techniques and Katie is a great teacher. - Michael H.
It was a lot of fun, I learned how to make pie crust and had a lot of laughs. Katie is a great teacher who makes everything fun! - Anonymous
A great class! Katie was a fun and knowledgeable teacher - we all had a good time! - Sharon G.
I hope you enjoy this class and the recipes that come with it. Good luck on your baking journey and I'm so happy to be a part of it!
Who this course is for:
- Novice Bakers
- Intermediate Bakers
- Kid Bakers
Katie moved to New York in 2005 to attend New York University. After obtaining a pastry position at Bouley restaurant in Tribeca, she quickly realized that her love of cooking was ultimately the path she wanted to follow. She enrolled in the French Culinary Institute where she received a Grand Diploma in Pastry Arts.
In the years to come, she spent time at Le Cirque, The Russian Tea Room, Geoffrey Zakarian's Country, Olana and the David Burke restaurant group. Along the way she has worked as a consultant, helping start-ups and established bakeries with recipe development, kitchen design and staffing.
She also freelances as a food stylist and recipe developer, and her desserts have been featured in Food & Wine magazine, Woman's World magazine, New York magazine, The Daily News, Brides magazine, The Daily Meal, The Village Voice, Edible Manhattan, Serious Eats & Eater, among others. After winning an episode of Food Network’s Sweet Genius in 2011, she went on to work as a Culinary Producer on Seasons 2 & 3. She opened Buttermilk Bakeshop in Park Slope in 2013, and successfully sold it in 2018.
She currently teaches baking classes and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Lukasz, daughter Lila Mae & dog Izzy.
To learn more, check out Pantry Baking by Katie Rosenhouse - available via Amazon or Kindle!