We're starting a new quarter here, and I added baking to the afternoon that we study poetry. We traditionally eat some dessert type item while studying poetry each week, so learning to bake it from scratch seems like the logical next step. I know how to bake two things from scratch: brownies and chocolate chip cookies so I'm looking forward to learning the difference between rolling out and rubbing in. I've also never mastered separating an egg so we'll learn together and every Wednesday night there should be a delicious treat for everyone.
The book covers everything from common ingredients, basic equipment, and baking terms before any recipe. Then there are chapters on cakes, cupcakes, biscuits, bread, pastry, and puddings.
I'm planning on using most of the book by the end of the Summer. There are eighty recipes, and so it'll take awhile to get through the entire thing. Stay tuned on Instagram for some pictures of our efforts.
The Great British Bake Off: Learn to Bake by Linda Collister