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How to Bake

BBC Good Food

5 mins

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Master the basics of baking. In this course aimed at beginner and intermediate bakers, BBC Good Food experts take you on an in-depth journey through five baking classics, from sponge cake to meringue.


How to Bake

How to Bake

by BBC Good Food


There's nothing quite like the sense of accomplishment you get from combining ordinary ingredients to create a beautiful baked treat and seeing the pleasure that your food can bring other people.

Cassie Best, Barney Desmazery, and Liberty Mendez are culinary experts from BBC Good Food. In this course, they take bakers on a detailed journey through the process of creating five staple baking products: sponge cake, white bread, shortcrust pastry, meringues, and brownies.

As well as demonstrating the baking process, for each product the instructors explain how to get the most out of your equipment, how to choose good ingredients, and how to interpret the recipe — alongside troubleshooting common issues that may arise. In this way, they aim to give participants skills and knowledge they can apply to a wide range of situations in baking.

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From banana bread to pizza bases, baking gives cooks of all levels the chance to enjoy the mindful – and tasty – practice of making something from scratch.

- Cassie Best, Food Director, BBC Good Food

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