Online Class: Bread Baking 101

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Course Description

Bread baking can seem daunting, but with this easy-to-follow course guide, you will be able to uncover the mysteries of bread baking without any of the fear. You will learn the proper utensils and instruments necessary for each task, what ingredients to store in your kitchen, and which techniques to make each bread baking task run smoothly.

In this course you will find useful information and recipes for traditional breads, white breads, whole wheat breads, sourdough breads, rye breads, sweet breads, quick breads, unleavened breads, gluten-free breads, grain-free breads, and alternative uses for stale breads.

This course will help to transform you from a novice into a skilled bread baker who can not only impress friends and family with delicious breads, but who can also pass along the tradition to the next generation.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(912 votes)

Lesson 1: Instruments, Utensils, and Preparation

Bread baking, just as any other culinary endeavor, is best completed with an arsenal of useful instruments which ensure optimal results. 1 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: Essential Kitchen Tools for Baking Bread
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment

Lesson 2: How to Ensure the Best Outcome

There are a few precautions anyone can take to ensure that each loaf is a great loaf. 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: Bread Baking Tips: How To Get Professional Results At Home

Lesson 3: Selecting the Best Ingredients

When baking a loaf of bread, every ingredient is important. You must always be aware of the quality of each ingredient and how it will affect your recipe. 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: The Reluctant Gourmet

Lesson 4: Traditional Favorites

A great way to impress family and friends alike is to welcome them with a freshly baked loaf of bread whose smell fills the house and reminds them of time gone by. 2 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 4 Articles: Food Timeline; Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread; Cornbread Recipes; Video: Traditional White Bread
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment

Lesson 5: Hearty Whole Wheat

Whole wheat flour has very little gluten which can mean that the dough is rough, crumbly, and difficult to work with. 2 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: The Secret To Making Really Great 100-Percent Whole Grain Bread; 100% Whole Grain Wheat Bread Recipe
  • Review Video: How to Make Whole Wheat Bread
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment

Lesson 6: The Art of Sourdough

The key aspect of sourdough is the sourdough starter which is made from fermented yeasts and lactobacilli that are sometimes so old that families actually pass down sourdough starter for generations. 2 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Working with Sourdough: Tips and Tricks; Sourdough Bread Recipes
  • Review 2 Videos: How to make sourdough bread at home; How To Make Sourdough Bread Starter
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment

Lesson 7: Rye Breads

Rye is a grain that is popular in Europe. Rye bread is made from varying proportions of rye and wheat flours. 2 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: Rye Bread Recipes
  • Review Video: How To Make The Best Rye Bread
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment

Lesson 8: Sweet Breads

For the simplicity of this lesson, we will focus on traditional loaves of sweet bread, such as banana nut bread. 2 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 8 Assignemt

Lesson 9: Quick Breads

There are many different types of quick breads and they tend to be easier to make than their yeast-leavened cousins, as their name implies. 2 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: 15 Flavorful Quick Breads
  • Review Video: How To Make Quick Breads
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment

Lesson 10: Unleavened Breads

Unleavened breads are also very simple to make since they require no leavening agents and very little ingredients of any kind. 2 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Video: How-to make: Simple Unleavened Bread
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment

Lesson 11: Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Alternatives

It is possible to make a delicious loaf of bread that has neither gluten nor grains, you just have to get creative with your recipes. 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Article: Gluten-Free Bread Recipes

Lesson 12: Alternative Uses for Stale Breads

Whether you have bread go stale on its own or you speed up the process a bit, there are many alternative uses for stale bread that are quick, easy, and delicious. 2 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: The Final Assignment
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify instruments, utensils, and preparation needed for bread baking.
  • Summarize the selection the best ingredients for your baking project.
  • Demonstrate whole wheat bread baking techniques.
  • Demonstrate sourdough bread baking techniques.
  • Demonstrate rye bread baking techniques.
  • Demonstrate sweet bread baking techniques.
  • Demonstrate gluten-free and grain-free alternatives in bread baking, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Bread Baking 101
Course Number: 8900308
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (912 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $55.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $80.00

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