If there’s anything we’ve learned about ourselves during lockdown, it’s that there’s no limit to how much bread we’ll make if we have to stay indoors.
From sourdough starters and focaccia breads to banana bread and pancakes covered in strawberries, spending most of our time inside our homes has made us feel ready to play next summer. Great British Bake Off.
If you’re looking to go beyond your usual baking or just want a little guidance on perfecting your next recipe, try an online baking class. Led by pros, it’s a great opportunity to try and create something new.
Here are some of our favorites to join.
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Daily on its Instagram page at 2 p.m., Bread Ahead, a bakery and baking school in London’s Borough Market, will share live baking lessons with its followers, so you can extend your baking skills beyond of all bread-shaped baking, and also learn how to make carrot cake, brioche, ham and cheese croissants, sourdough pizza and more.
Details of which dishes the team will prepare and when can be found on their website, so you can prepare the ingredients and schedule what you want to join individually, with friends or even for a lunch with a partner you don’t. you’re not living with them.
Visit Bread Ahead on Instagram now
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, join American pastry chef Christina Tosi, who you might recognize from the first episode of Chef’s Table: Pastrythe TV show’s first baking series in 2018.
She created a series called pastry clubwhere every day at 7pm (UK time) she whips up delicious treats from ingredients you’ll likely already have on hand.
Get your sweet fix with oatmeal cookie bars, cereal meringues, Nilla brown butter wafers, hot fudge and soft pretzels.
If you’re lucky, you might even spot his aptly named dog, Butter, in the background.
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Founder Olivia launched her brand of vegan and gluten-free snacks, Livia’s, after being diagnosed with severe food intolerances in college. She was inspired to create plant-based sweet treats such as Million Squares and Chocolate Pancakes.
Every Friday afternoon, on his Instagram page, you can follow the cooking sessions live.
Recipes so far have included no-bake brownies, chocolate banoffe cups, and chocolate chip cookies. The ingredients you’ll need are posted on Instagram Stories so you can be prepped and ready to go. Remember to check regularly to find out what time the tutorials will take place each week, as they can vary.
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Pastry chef Maria Mayerhofer typically leads classes to help her students expand their recipe repertoire across cakes, pastries and bread.
However, while her kitchen remains closed, she has taken to Instagram to hold live cook-ups every Sunday at 3 p.m., with the ingredients and equipment you’ll need posted a few days before.
She also has recipe tutorials on her YouTube page and runs private lessons on Zoom, more information can be found on her website.
Visit Bake with Maria on Instagram now
As the pandemic put a halt to Martha de Lacey’s sourdough and food fermentation workshops, she set up #TheMuffKitchen online.
On her website, she offers recipes, tutorials, live Q&As, tips and tricks on making everything sourdough, from pizzas to traditional breads.
You can sign up for a one-time fee of £60 or a monthly charge of £5 or £10, depending on how much you decide.
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Ravneet Gill, pastry chef and founder of London bakery Puff, offers a set of masterclass tutorials on perfecting your baking skills.
You can sign up for an eight-week baking course through their website from a one-time payment of £85 or £48 per month for two months, in which you’ll find out everything you need to know about baking. through a week. Q&As, video tutorials, exclusive recipe cards and course materials.
However, if you don’t have the budget, she also sporadically hosts kitchens on Instagram Live, so keep an eye out for the next one.
Recipes so far have included carrot cake and double chocolate cookies, which we’re sure will be a treat, even if it’s just you eating them.
Visit Puff The Bakery now
Pastry chef, pastry chef, and lover of French cuisine, Maud is the brains behind the Mauderne Baking School, which aims to teach students how to master baking, even if you’re inexperienced.
As all of his classes have now been suspended, he will be offering a free macaron-making tutorial on his Instagram page, the next one is May 23. All you have to do is message Maud on Instagram to get the Zoom link involved.
The ingredients and tools are also posted on his Instagram feed a few days before. We think making a box of beautifully handmade macaroons would be the perfect gift if you have to celebrate a birthday two meters apart.
Visit Mauderne on Instagram now