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Master Bread Baking

Learn the basics of bread baking from a true master—from sourdough starter, to making the dough, to baking the perfect loaf. Plus: the best ciabatta ever.
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Zachary Golper, one of America’s best bakers, shares the fundamentals of baking in this master class, great for novices and experienced bakers alike. Learn how to make a sourdough starter from scratch, mix the dough, score it, and produce a crusty loaf with a beautiful crumb. You’ll also make sandwich bread, baguettes, rolls, and ciabattas. (Note: We recommend having a digital scale for this class.)
Skill Level: This class is for anyone who wants to master baking bread. It's challenging, but rewarding.
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Hours of close-up instruction
6 Streaming HD Video Lessons

You'll Make

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1
Sourdough Starter
To truly master bread, you must know all about sourdough starter. Learn how to make your very own, using nothing but grapes, flour, and water.
Length: 14:52
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2
30-Hour Sourdough Loaf
All good things take time—so great things take even longer. But the incomparable color, crumb, and flavor of this sourdough bread makes it time well spent.
Length: 26:07
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3
White Pullman Loaf (Pain de Mie)
This is the sandwich bread of your dreams: flavorful and soft with a buttery, delicate crumb. It makes a big loaf, but you'll be surprised by how quickly it disappears!
Length: 31:27
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4
Pancito Potosí: Baguette
Chef Golper crafted this recipe after following his nose down some winding Bolivian alleyways to a tiny bakery. You'll learn how to make and use a "poolish" starter.
Length: 22:36
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5
Pancito Potosí: Rolls
In this recipe, you'll learn how to make rolls with a crisp golden exterior and a beautifully soft interior, thanks to a special baking technique that employs steam.
Length: 22:01
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6
Ciabatta
Ciabattas can be difficult to make, thanks to the soupy, almost batter-like dough. But Chef Golper shows you everything you need to know to bake a light and airy loaf.
Length: 29:54

You'll Learn

How to make a sourdough starter from scratch
Why and how you should score your loaves
The reason it's important to cool your baked bread
How to stretch and fold dough
The role fermentation plays in good bread
Several different types of starter you can use
The Instructor
Zachary Golper
For Zachary Golper, owner of the renowned Bien Cuit bakery in Brooklyn, baking isn't just a job: it's a passion. His unmatched knowledge and expert techniques result in bread that comes as close to perfection as flour, water, and yeast can get.
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