Learn how to Bake using Natural Yeast!
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Learn how to Bake using Natural Yeast!

Learning how to care for and bake with Natural Yeast.
5.0 (4 ratings)
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Created by Melissa Francisco
Last updated 2/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 16 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Bake the most nutritional delicious breads, waffles, cake and cookies, and more!
  • Have a basic understanding of what Natural Yeast is and know how to care for one.
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Requirements
  • No prerequisite required. You will need to obtain a Natural Yeast Starter. Information on how to get one is included in the course.
  • You will also want a good strong standing mixer and a hand mixer.
Description

Learn how to bake nutritional, delicious whole wheat bread using Natural Yeast Starter! As well as several other recipes including cake, cookies, tortilla shells and more.

You will need a standing mixer, hand mixer, and the desire to provide the best, most nutritional foods for you and your loved ones.

Within a little over an hour of lecture time you will learn many different skills including making bread and other amazing foods, you will learn about Natural Yeast and its Benefits, and you will learn a little about some of the other ingredients used in these recipes, like honey and coconut oil.

I am of the opinion that everyone can learn to make bread and reap the benefits of having extremely nutritional bread that you can feel good about putting in your body. You can't buy it from the store so lets learn how to make it!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is great for someone who has never even heard of Natural Yeast has something to benefit anyone, even those who already use Natural Yeast in their kitchens. This course involves a decent amount of time in the kitchen if you have no interest in learning to cook this course is not for you.
  • If you are a nutrition enthusiast this course is perfect for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:25:03
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:23

A quick introducion to me and this course.

Preview 01:23
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The Benefits of Natural Yeast
2 Lectures 03:33

In this lecture you will learn a few of the benefits of using Natural Yeast in your cooking and baking.

These benefits include that Natural Yeast Lowers the food on the Glycemic Index both the food it is in and food you eat within a few hours of eating something made with Natural Yeast.

Foods made with Natural Yeast are better for your teeth because the Starter (Natural Yeast) lowers the acidity of the food sometimes 50-100%. The Phytic acid in food is what removes the enamel from your teeth and causes tooth decay.

Natural yeast helps you feel full longer, in part because it makes it easier for your body to absorb the minerals and vitamins from the grains.

There have even been people who suffer from gluten intolerance and Celiac disease that were able to use Natural Yeast to make wonderful homemade breads and baked goods with regular wheat flour and they experienced no negative side effects. DISCLAIMER!Be sure to ask your doctor before using Natural Yeast if you have been diagnosed with a gluten intolerance, Ciliac disease, or a what allergies of any kind.


Preview 01:44

This video just names a handful of the things I use in my kitchen, including my bread machine (Zojirushi BBCCX20 Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine) My wheat grinder (All Grain Flour Mill model A-22) and my standing mixer (Kitchenaid). I use a cast iron bread pan most of the time and stoneware flat cookie sheets for the pizza crust and bread sticks but any type of bread pan and cookie sheets will be great.

Preview 01:49
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How to feed and care for your starter
3 Lectures 03:46

Obtaining a Natural Yeast or Sour Dough Starter.

Check the resources section of this lecture for some links to learn more about caring for your starters if you are having trouble with them. Or e-mail me- I will be happy to help.

Getting A Starter
00:11

Feeding your starter:

Use your starter until there is about a cup remaining. (When kept in a court jar). Add about 3/4 C SPRING water and mix it well. Add a cup of Flour and mix well. Place in fridge for 24 hours before using.

How often to feed:

For sure every 4 days, more often depending on how much you use it. '

Splitting your starter:

If you want to grow another starter, remove some from your existing starter and feed both starters as described above.

NOTE: I have included a "Starter Charter" that you can print and laminate. You can use a dry erase marker to keep track of when you fed and used your starter last. I like to put magnets on the back of the "Starter Charter" and place it on the front of the fridge as a reminder to check and care for your starters.


Preview 03:35

Feeding Your Starter
1 question

This is a simple chart to keep track of when you last fed or used your starters. You can print it on card stock and laminate it or use packaging tape to cover it. Put magnets on the back side if you wish, and stick it to your fridge front. Then use a dry erase marker to mark the day and am, pm. you last used or fed your starter(s).

Starter Charter
1 page
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How to make Natural Yeast Bread: basic recipe.
5 Lectures 11:31

All of the recipe PDF files will be in the resources section of the matching video. There is a BONUS recipe with each one as well that goes with the recipe you will learn to make. Print them and follow along.

Recipe Files
00:10

In this video you will learn how to make whole wheat natural yeast bread with wholesome nutritional ingredients you can feel good about. You will need a standing mixer (See the lecture on pizza crust) or a bread machine with a dough setting. Print the PDF version of the recipe and follow along with the video. Get ready for that mouth watering, freshly baked bread smell to fill your house.

Preview 08:09

In this lecture we will explore a few of the ingredients in our recipes. It is important to know what you are putting in your body as you truly "are what you eat." Not only does it help you make better choices but understanding your ingredients comes in handy when you are putting together a meal plan. It will help you keep your eating balanced and full of nutrients. An essencial part of over all health.

Investigate your Ingredients.
00:17

Honey is a natural sweetener that has been used for ages for everything from skin care to healing. It has nine minerals include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. It is lower on the Glycemic index than refined sweeteners making it a healthier choice for those with diabetes. It is also sweeter than table sugar so you can use less, making the sugar content of your recipes lower without effecting their sweetness. It can be combined with many different things including ginger to aid with digestion, lemon as a weight loss detox, and garlic and cayenne pepper to heal a sore throat. I have used it on my skin to help heal scars and replenish the skin. It can be used to replace sugar in most recipes and I find it more satifiying and enjoyable.

Honey Super food!
01:12

Coconut Oil can be used for a virility of things. From helping to reduce wrinkles and dark circles, to being used by bikini competitors as their main fat source there are numerous reasons to include it in your daily diet. The fun thing is it is about as versatile in recipes as it is useful to the body. I have used it to make chocolates, and fry eggs. I use it to remove make up and moisturize my skin. Because it is constructed of medium chain fatty acids the body treats it more like an energy than a fat. It has actually been known to help with weightless, digestion, immune defense, energy levels and much more.

Benefits of Cooking with Coconut Oil
01:43

Investigate your ingredients! Learn about honey and coconut oil, two of the best superfoods on the planet.

Honey and Coconut oil- super foods!
2 questions
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Natural Yeast Pizza Crust
1 Lecture 16:14

This video was made for the purpose of teaching how to use a standing mixer to mix breads. You can do this technique with any bread recipe including the one in the "Basic Natural Yeast Bread) lecture. This pizza crust is amazingly delicious and easy to do. Start it in the morning in preparation for an evening meal, or at night so you can have pizzas for lunch the next day.

Be sure to get the printable recipe file from the resources section and also print the BONUS recipe to go along with it.

Natural Yeast Pizza Crust.
16:14
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Natural Yeast Breakfasts.
1 Lecture 07:08

In this lecture you will learn how to make waffles using your starter. You will also learn how to store them in the freezer so you can grab a quick but healthy breakfast.

Be sure to get the printable recipe file from the resources section and also print the BONUS recipe to go along with it.

Natural Yeast Waffles
07:08
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Natural Yeast Pasta Noodles
1 Lecture 07:06

Again a great recipe for many occasions. Impress your dinner guests with homemade pasta noodles. You will need the ingredients listed in the PDF recipe, and a place to roll the noodles out. A big pot of boiling water, and a pizza cutter (I use it to cut the noodles out but a noodle maker will work as well) Enjoy!

Be sure to get the printable recipe file from the resources section and also print the BONUS recipe to go along with it.

Natural Yeast Pasta Noodles Video
07:06
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Natural Yeast Tortilla Shells
1 Lecture 08:48

Tacos, chicken salad, breakfast burritos, casadias, chicken enchiladas, the list goes on. These nutrition packed tortilla shells are one of my absolute favorite Natural Yeast recipes. They only take a few minutes to start, give them their wait time, and then fry them up. You can make them and keep them in the fridge for breakfast burritos, or tacos, or anything you desire. They will keep for a couple weeks in the fridge and they taste amazing. Whole wheat and made with coconut oil they are also very good for your body. Give it a try! You'll be hooked from bite one.

Be sure to get the printable recipe file from the resources section and also print the BONUS recipe to go along with it.

Natural Yeast Tortilla Shells
08:48
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Pumpkin Cookies
1 Lecture 09:09

It only takes about 4 minutes to start these cookies in the morning (or evening). You make a quick sponge with a few of the ingredients and then finish making the cookies 6-12 hours later when the starter has had a chance to work its magic. They are made with whole wheat flour, honey, coconut oil, and pumpkin. There isn't a single ingredient that doesn't offer nutritional benefits so they are pretty much guilt free cookies. You wouldn't know it by the way they taste. Grab your standing mixer and your starter and lets learn how to make them!

Be sure to get the printable recipe file from the resources section and also print the BONUS recipe to go along with it.

Natural Yeast Pumpkin Cookies
09:09
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Chocolate Cake
1 Lecture 11:03

You will take the first few ingredients in the recipe and make a sponge with them. Leave it out for 6-12 hours and then whip up the rest of the cake. Its easy and fast, yet so nutritional and delicious you will be able to impress even the most critical taste tester. I love to eat it plain, especially left overs the next day, but I am also including a bonus recipe to make fluffy white frosting. You can make this cake with a hand mixer or a standing mixer so grab up the recipe and lets get this party started!

Be sure to get the printable recipe file from the resources section and also print the BONUS recipe to go along with it.

Natural Yeast Chocolate Cake
11:03
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About the Instructor
Melissa Francisco
5.0 Average rating
4 Reviews
270 Students
1 Course
Wife and mother, passionate health enthusiast.

I am a wife and mother. I am passionate about making sure my family is getting the nutrition they need. I have spent over three years working with Natural Yeast and learning how to make nutritional foods for my family. I now want to share what I have learned with others.