Category: Dessert Recipes

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

Three Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Did someone say homemade ice cream? And did they say it was only three ingredients? Well, I don’t know about you but I am in. Of course, I wish it was Ben & Jerry’s but you can’t have everything can you?

Vanilla Ice Cream

And as I am counting calories it is better than nothing!!! Then, of course, you can add some chocolate brownies to the bowl and you have the perfect pudding.

Ingredients

  • 8 fl.oz. / 250ml Skimmed Milk
  • 1.5 Tblsp sweetener
  • 4 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to an ice-cream maker then sit back wait until it has finished then put in the freezer or eat when ready.

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Love It Or Hate It Turkish Delight

I must admit the only person I know that likes Turkish Delight is my dad. He goes mad for it. If you go out shopping to the local shops and bring him a little Turkish Delight chocolate bar back, then he is your best friend forever. Plus no one else likes it, he hasn’t got to worry about someone stealing them!

When he was poorly after having his pacemaker fitted I decided to make him some Turkish Delight to cheer him up and he absolutely loved it and this was the recipe! I am thinking to put this recipe in Cafe Bakery’s menu. So please share your reviews.

Turkish Delight

Ingredients

  • 8 fl.oz cold water
  • 3 Tblsp Rose Essence
  • 3-4 Tblsp Sweetener
  • 2 Sachets gelatine
  • Frylight
  • Pink Food Colouring
  • 1 tsp icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Spray some ice cube trays with fry-light or any spray oil
  2. In a small saucepan mix the water, Rose essence and sweetener together and slowly bring to the boil
  3. Lower to a simmer and whisk in the gelatine powder make sure it is all dissolved.
  4. Carefully pour into the molds or use a label like we did.
  5. Using a cocktail stick dip it into the pink food coloring and mix it up with all the cubes you have made.
  6. Put the ice cube trays with your mini Turkish delights into the fridge to set.
  7. When ready push the cubes out to serve.
  8. Just before serving drop the cubes into the icing sugar, do not sprinkle the sugar as it will disappear.

Low Fat Sunday Trifle

You’re probably wondering why I call this my low fat Sunday trifle? Mainly because that is what I always had on a Sunday growing up when my mum and dad invited people around for Sunday dinner. There would be a nice beef roast, Yorkshire Puddings, roast potatoes and all the usual bits and pieces.

Then for pudding, it would be a trifle and it was always really nice with low-calorie jelly (usually sugar-free) and then some mousse on top to seal the deal.

Sunday Trifle

Fast forward twenty years and this is what I prefer to make on a Sunday too. The kids love it, the adults love it and it is not too bad for the calories either.

Ingredients

  • 2 Sponge fingers
  • 2 sachets of sugar-free jelly
  • Fruit – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries etc
  • 500g fat-free fromage frais
  • 1 tub of quark
  • 1 banana and custard muller light yogurt

Instructions

  1. Put fruit and sponge fingers in the bottom of a large serving bowl.
  2. Makeup ONE sachet of low-fat jelly and leave to cool then pour on top of the fruit and sponge fingers.
  3. Then put it in the fridge to set
  4. Once set make ¾ of the other sachet of low-calorie jelly and let it cool for about 5 minutes and mix in the fromage frais.
  5. Pour on top of the other fruit jelly that was in the fridge and let it set again in the fridge.
  6. Once it is set to mix together the quark and muller light then pour on top of the jellies.
  7. Then decorate with a few leftover fruit bits.

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