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    How to Bake Bread

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    There's nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through your kitchen. The only issue: you have no idea how to make it. Never fear! The Chopping Block's got you covered. In this all-levels class, a professional chef will guide you as you learn the basics of bread making. You'll work in small groups to create satisfying recipes like potato rosemary focaccia, cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting, and mini whole wheat baguettes. As you move through the lesson, you'll practice important skills such as mixing yeast dough, understanding ingredient functions, using different flours, kneading, and shaping dough. You'll also discover secrets to knowing when your bread is done. Once your freshly baked treats are out of the oven, you'll sit down with your classmates and raise a baguette to a job well done.
    How to Bake Bread

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the secrets to making fresh-baked bread
    • Practice techniques such as mixing yeast dough and kneading
    • Create delicious recipes like cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting and mini whole wheat baguettes
    • Experience the satisfaction of creating fresh-baked bread with your own two hands
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    25 positive reviews
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    Intro to Artisan Breads

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    Is there anything more satisfying than a warm piece of bread with a crispy crust and steam rippling out of the inner dough? Hungry just thinking about it? Wish you knew how to create this delicious bread you're now fantasizing about? At Cooking Skills Academy, first uncover the science behind bread baking, such as measurements of water, dough, and yeast. Once you have the basics covered, you'll explore your bread-making skills as you craft a tasty rustic bread with fluffy insides and firm, crispy crust. Improve every meal you cook with homemade bread! A sample menu for the class includes:
    • 5-Seeds Lavash Cracker
    • Pain A L'ancienne (Rustic Bread)
    • Hummus
    Note: This class is BYOB.
    Intro to Artisan Breads

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn bread baking basics as your uncover the science behind successful baking
    • Properly knead your dough to create a tender center and crispy crust
    • Taste your doughy creations in this BYOB class
    • No experience necessary
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    5 positive reviews
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    Fun with Bagels & Cream Cheese

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    Is there a better breakfast than a doughy bagel with lox and cream cheese? Take your breakfast one step further by creating your own, chewy, New York style bagel. At Cooking Skills Academy, uncover the secrets behind making, shaping and baking the perfect bagel. Mastering the simple techniques, you will also make flavorful cream cheeses to pair with your homemade bagels. Are you a cinnamon raisin bagel kind of person? Or are you a poppy seed? No, you're a honey almond. No matter what your favorite bagel may be, you'll be able to make it whenever you want! A sample menu includes:
    • Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
    • Poppy Seed Bagel
    • Sesame Seed Bagel
    • Whole Wheat Bagel
    • Plain Bagel
    • Vegetable Cream Cheese
    • Honey Almond Cream Cheese
    • Berry-Berry Cream Cheese
    Fun with Bagels & Cream Cheese

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover how to create your own homemade New York style bagels
    • Master the techniques to create flavorful cream cheeses
    • Taste test a variety of bagels and cream cheeses to satisfy your taste buds
    • No experience necessary
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    5 positive reviews
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    Foccacia Bread Baking

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    Developed in Ancient Rome, foccacia bread is said to have enticed the tastebuds of ancient Romans. Still today, foccacia satisfies people throughout the world, whether it be a foccacia-based pizza or just the bread with a sprinkling of rosemary and olive oil -- you can practically taste it now! In this class, you'll learn how to make a variety of foccacia breads, including rosemary foccacia, asiago focaccia, and even foccacia used as a base for Sicilian pizza. Loosen your inhibitions and get ready to smell the bread. You don't just want to take this class, you knead it.
    Foccacia Bread Baking

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Learn how to make a variety of foccacia breads
    • Master the techniques behind baking bread such as yeast and water measurements
    • Taste test the collection of homemade foccacia breads you make
    • No experience necessary
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    5 positive reviews
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    Breakfast Breads and Pastries

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    Imagine the smell of freshly baked scones and danishes wafting through the air. Now imagine that smell come from your own kitchen. Yes, it's totally possible. Learn the art of creating fresh-baked treats at home with this all-levels class guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. A professional pastry chef will guide you through the process as you make delicious goodies like sticky buns, lemon cream-filled danishes with raspberry jam, spiced apple cranberry turnovers, and bacon, chive, and cheddar scones. As you bake, you'll develop the proper skills to work with yeast dough and puff pastry as well as learn how to make your own pie dough and fresh fruit fillings.
    Breakfast Breads and Pastries

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Discover the art of making fresh-baked goods at home
    • Learn how to whip up quick breads and pie dough
    • Prepare tasty treats like lemon cream-filled danishes with raspberry jam
    • Gain a new skill that will have your home feeling like a gourmet bakery
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    8 positive reviews

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