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Baking School Classes

Welcome to the Baking Sense on-line Baking School. On this page you'll find links to valuable baking lessons. Learn about essential baking ingredients, the science of cake batter and how to ice and fondant a cake like a pro.

How to Feed & Maintain your Sourdough Starter

You’ve done it! You’ve created a living batter filled with wild yeast. Now let’s see how to feed & maintain your sourdough starter. If you haven’t made your starter yet, visit this post to see how to make a sourdough starter from scratch. Right off the bat I’m going to say that there are a …

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How to create the best Cake Recipes

In this article we’ll learn how to create a great cake recipe using the “Baker’s Formula”. The information in this post is the culmination of all our Cake Batter classes, but can also stand alone. If you’d like to follow the classes in order visit the Baking School/Science of Cake Batter page. The secret of …

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Baking School – How to Make Classic Puff Pastry

Let’s learn how to make Classic Puff Pastry, the queen of all doughs. Though the process does take some time, if you can use a rolling pin, you can make this essential recipe. Classic Puff Pastry is a so-called “laminated” dough. What’s a laminated dough? Take a big block of solid butter (yum!) and wrap …

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