25 Essential Baking Techniques
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Colette Christian

Baking Instructor

BEGINNER Skill Level

2 Hours 42 Minutes Duration


  • The essentials of baking, including the ingredients and tools a baker should always have on hand.
  • The secrets to the perfect chocolate chip cookie as you weigh your ingredients, cream butter and sugar and more.
  • Find out what dairy actually contributes to your baked goods as you make whipped cream, learn how to cut in butter like a pro and make hearty banana bread everyone will love.
  • How to bake with sugar and liquid sweeteners, and shows you a creaming technique that will change the way you bake.
  • How to give your baked goods a boost with nuts, salt and spices before learning how to separate, beat and fold in eggs for seriously satisfying sponge cake.
  • Last but not least, Colette shows you how to work with chocolate for your best brownies ever.

STUDENT PERK Once you enroll in the class, you’ll also get an exclusive downloadable workbook with delicious recipes, a list of supplies you’ll need, and helpful tips, and tricks for conquering future recipes.

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  • Digital scale (which weighs ounces and grams)
  • Set of measuring spoons
  • 3 half sheet pans
  • 1 quarter sheet pan
  • Bowls (several small, two medium, and one large)
  • 2-inch (5-cm) pastry brush (to use as a dry brush)
  • 1-inch (2.5-cm) pastry brush (to use for egg wash and glazing)
  • Cooling rack
  • Cutting board
  • Microplane or grater
  • Parchment paper
  • (2) 8- or 9-inch (20- or 23-cm) round cake pans
  • 9 x 5-inch loaf pan
  • 8-inch (20-cm) pie pan (glass or aluminum)
  • Bowl scraper
  • Bench scraper
  • Medium offset spatula
  • Small offset spatula
  • Peeler
  • Citrus reamer
  • Plastic bowl scraper
  • Sifter (tamis)
  • Flat heatproof bakers spatula
  • Whisk
  • Ruler
  • Yardstick (cut in half as in the video)
  • Scoops (#40 purple scoop, #24 red scoop, and #16 blue scoop)


  • Recipes
  • Starter Baking Kitchen Materials List
  • Starter Pantry List

25 Essential Baking Techniques

Become a more confident baker with Colette Christian's essential techniques! Learn the essentials of baking, including the ingredients and tools a baker should always have on hand. Then, discover the secrets of putting it all together!

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