As the weather cools and you are, of necessity, spending more time indoors, consider improving your skills in (delicious!) areas that interest you. (Remember that New Year’s resolution you had to make more?) Good news: We’re partnering with Brian Hart Hoffman, the talented Editor in Chief of Bake From Scratch magazine, to host online baking classes so you’re ready for the sweet holiday season. (And, ahem, VISA cardholders get special discounts; read on!)
Here’s what’s coming up, from a witchy Halloween treats class to a gorgeous Bûche de Noël focused event, each featuring a different popular “guest baker.” Spy your favorite below?
Halloween Baking with Brian Hart Hoffman and Mike Bakes NYC. Monday, October 26, 5pm PST
Looking to have a treat-filled Halloween? Join Brian and Mike Johnson from Mike Bakes NYC to learn how to make creepy Halloween sugar cookies and brownies from Mike’s upcoming cookbook, Even Better Brownies.
Bake A Bundt with Brian Hart Hoffman. Monday, November 2, 5pm PST
There’s something so darn special about Bundt cakes. In Brian’s new cookbook, The Bundt Collection, he shares his recipes and tips for baking beautiful Bundts. In this class, we’ll make Pumpkin Mascarpone Bundt Cake with Mascarpone Glaze and Apple Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Bundt Cake. Nordicware’s Jennifer Dalquist will join us to teach us all about the history of Bundts!
Biscuits with Brian Hart Hoffman and Carrie Morey. Monday, November 9, 5pm PST
Tall, fluffy and handsome: Is there a better breakfast treat than a really well-executed laminated biscuit? Join Brian Hart Hoffman and Carrie Morey of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit in Charleston to learn how to bake this classic Southern quick bread.
Pecan Pie With Brian Hart Hoffman and Erin McDowell. Monday, November 16, 5pm PST
Erin McDowell has gained a loyal, obsessive following for her recipes at The New York Times. Her culinary expertise is especially in demand around Thanksgiving, as she literally wrote The Book on Pie! Erin joins Brian Hart Hoffman to teach the ultimate pie class. Learn to make a traditional pumpkin pie and a galette style pecan pie in a cast-iron skillet.
Bread Baking Essentials with Brian Hart Hoffman. Monday, November 30, 5pm PST
2020 was a year for newcomers to launch their yeast-and-flour game, and for seasoned bakers to strut their stuff. This bread class is for both types of dough obsessives. Whether you’re looking to take on Dutch Oven Bread or revamp your bread basket with game-changing dinner rolls like our Garlic Herb Clover Rolls, explore the savory side of bread-baking just in time to get your holiday game up to snuff.
Holiday Cookies with Brian Hart Hoffman and Emily Hutchinson. Monday, December 7, 5pm PST
Sure, you could do the tin of storebought Italian cookies, or you could learn to decorate Holiday Cookies like a pro! In this class, you’ll learn two ways to decorate with royal icing. Emily Hutchinson of The Hutch Oven‘s knockout poinsettia cookies are on the cover of the Holiday Cookies issue of Bake From Scratch. Brian will contribute his snowflake-shaped Mimosa Cutout Cookies, which feature an easy dipped method. It’s a double-the-trouble class for cookie lovers!
Bûche de Noël with Brian Hart Hoffman. Monday, December 14, 5pm PST
There’s nothing like this sylvan wonder of a treat, which conjures the Nutcracker and snowy forests just at a glance. Learn to bake the holiday classic, from rolling the sponge cake layer to piping meringue mushrooms. Bûche de Noël makes a delicious holiday dessert, and a beautiful centerpiece for your table.
Special Pricing for Visa Cardholders: $15 per class or $100 for the full series of classes. Click HERE to learn more about The Baking Academy!