Category: Breads

6 Important Tips for Holding Baking Classes

Do you love baking? Looking for ways to start your own bakery classes and earn some money?

If yes, then you need to check these amazing tips which will help you in successfully holding your own baking classes and expand your baking business. Trust me, these tips will really help in shaping your classes and will make you a popular bakery class in your town.

Tip 1: Introduce the Class with a Video

One of the most important things to keep in mind when you schedule a Baking Class is that visual representation is often more stimulating than an auditory one. So, try to start your class with a short yet inspiring video which will make the students fall in love with your baking classes. This doesn’t mean that you have shoot a video and then compile it, you can easily select any video from YouTube and use it as an ice breaker for your class.

Tip 2: Share your Baking Stories

Another thing which really inspires faith and trust in students is listening to successful stories about past classes and workshops. It can be a little intimidating for a new student to learn about baking recipes and using the tools but when they hear that other batches started the same way too, they will start feeling more relaxed and confident. Success stories are a great way to boost your class’ morale and will help you in reaching out to the students.

Share your Baking Stories

Tip 3: Provide Students with Recipe booklets

Make sure that you prepare the baking class handouts to be distributed among the students. This is a great way to ensure that your students don’t feel scared and have something to refer when they forget a step. This can also encourage them to practice the recipes taught in class which can only help in further advancement of their baking skills. Trust me, giving handouts and booklets is a great way to conduct a Baking Class and will come in handy during and after the class.

Tip 4: Engage Them in a Hands-On Session

The most important part of a Baking Class is when the students themselves try a recipe using the tools and ingredients provided to them. This will help them understand the recipes better and will provide them with a chance to ask you questions when they get stuck at a step. You can also take help of a few students to demonstrate a recipe but this will require a little planning from your side. Another way would be to give then baking assignments or hold regular sessions where they prepare a Baking recipe that they are interested in. This will not only be fun but will also make your students look forward to the next baking class.

Hands-On Session

Tip 5: Prepare a Diverse Menu

One important tip to remember is that a lot of people might be not fond of an ingredient or a recipe. So, make sure that you don’t force something on your students and don’t curb their creativity. Create a menu including different types of baking recipes which will ensure that your students will find at least one recipe appealing to them. This will keep them interested in baking and you can also share tips with them on how they can prepare a recipe by swapping some ingredients.

Tip 6: Be Supportive and Attentive

Most importantly, you need to be nurturing and supportive during the classes. Be careful when doling out praises but don’t be too harsh with your criticisms as well. Keep inspiring your students to do well and help them when they are stuck.

Supportive and Attentive

Herbalicious “mayo”

With many ways to utilize this gorgeous fruit. I massage into kale, add to dressings, salads, smoothies, desserts, and dips. Some even fry the decadent fruit; however, I remain loyal to eating in its raw state.

Herbalicious “mayo”

Herbalicious “mayo”

Ingredients:

  • 3 avocados
  • a handful of mint, basil, and parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice 1 lime or lemon
  • juice of 1 orange
  • healthy pinch of salt

Directions:

  • mash avocado
  • chop herbs fine
  • dice garlic
  • mix together
  • fold in citrus and salt
  • can be made in Cuisinart in about 30 seconds to achieve a smoother consistency

Jungle Bread

Jungle Bread

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of yuca, banana, OR camote ( sweet potato) flour-( try any other gluten-free flours you have in your area)
  • 1 cup ground flax
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 TB fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil plus more for frying
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  • In Cuisinart or large wooden bowl add dry ingredients
  • Slowly stream in wet ingredients until incorporated
  • Knead dough for 30 seconds to 1 minute
  • fire up a cast iron skillet with some coconut oil
  • Pinch off a 1/4 cup size ball flatten in your hand or roll out with a pin if you prefer
  • Let it sizzle until crispy, then flip, sprinkle with salt
  • Wait a moment don’t burn your tongue
  • Okay, ready set go. Bon prove ho :)

My favorite breakfast:

  • Herbalicious mayo smeared on jungle bread with a hint of lime, cilantro and sea salt.
  • if you want to get crazy lather the mayo on one side of jungle bread, fry an egg with the yolk still a bit runny, add some nutritional yeast ( a.k.a fairy dust to my little bro) or goat cheese, a handful of herbs and another bread right on top. the updated egg mc-muffin sandwich.

Tips:

  • feel free to add any spices or herbs right into the dough.
  •  experiment with the textures and flavors.
  • you can keep the dough in the refrigerator for a few days
  • make vegan mini pizzas: Herbalicious Mayo,  a few ripe tomatoes and a handful of fresh torn basil…mmmm

Some words:

Whatever you choose to eat or do in your life, do it well. If you truly believe it makes you healthy and happy,  it will.

Continue to be mindful that our thoughts manifest into our reality.

Be well, dance and play in the kitchen. Put much love and intention into your food as your source, prepare and enjoy it.  Give thanks for the circle of life that brings our reality into existence.