Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Bread Making Lesson

I went for my usual monthly baking class last Sunday. The lesson for the month was Bread. We learned to make Croissants, French Baguettes, Crown twist, Sandwich Rolls and 7 Grain bread. I just love this class as we learned all the right technique of making a good loaf of bread and the croissant is just to die for. There is something satisfying about bread baking. Kneading, proofing and shaping each loaf. By the way, we get to take home everything we baked that day and now my kitchen is full of bread.

Here are some of the pictures I took during the class. What do you think we should have for dinner? Garlic bread, maybe?

Croissant resting before going into the oven

Crown twist ready to be bake.

7 grain bread

Egg wash the Croissant.

Beautiful crown twist.



French Baguettes

7 Grain bread.

7 Grain bread in different shapes.

Assortment of breads

French Baguettes with sesame topping.

Sandwich Rolls.

Assortment of Croissants (almond and chocolate fillings)

Croissants with Almond Filling.





Bread, anyone?

37 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh how I long for a bread making class near me. I really want to learn how to make a good croissant.
These photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. How much did you get to eat or take home? LOL

Happy cook said...

Wow the pictures are so beautiful , i had the feeling i was tourinh the baker.
I want to go for a class like that too.
You are so lucky to have classes like that were you are.

Zue Murphy said...

Cute crown bread. Send me some please! I wish I can learn to bake beautiful bread like this.is it difficult? Can I do without bread machine?

chriesi said...

Simply gorgeous!

Cindy Khor said...

those, are the most stunning looking bread i'd ever seen, love their curvy shapes and their wonderful toppings... i bet they taste good too

Little Corner of Mine said...

It must smell heavenly! I love the smell of fresh bread.

Kitchen Corner said...

wow.. really admire you've learn so much! Those bread very beautifully baked!

FAMILY FIRST said...

I would have assumed you were the one teaching rather than learning cos you're so good at cooking and baking!

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
I can almost smell the bread baking in the oven. I'm so jealous of you, Gert. Can go take baking class... Wish I could do that but I'm a very lazy woman lah... Makan tido, makan tido lagi type of woman... Haha!

babe_kl said...

i lurve bread!!! send me some!!! :D

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

Gert,the bread really look so fresh and lovely!! Wish bakery here offer this type of classes..Maybe I should google and see any bakery here offer Italian bread class..

Anonymous said...

Gert, how i wish bread baking class near where i lived...love all the breads, simply delicious

- Kath

tigerfish said...

Wow, what a galore!

Ellie said...

Any extra to share? Mouth watering!!!

mycookinghut said...

woww... very very nice!! Baguettes look great! Others too!!

Charming said...

Ai yo Gert, salivatinglah! What a great opp to learn how to bake bread. Those almond croissants...melt in the mouth.

ICook4Fun said...

Dawn, maybe you can check out the bakery nearby to you and see if they give baking classes. The 10 of us get to take bake everything we learn that day.

Happy cook, thank you.

Zue, actually it is not difficult. Maybe one day you can come here and go for his lesson.

Chriesi, thank you :)

Cindy, yes it taste great especially when its freshly out of the oven :)

LCOM, me too :)

Kitchen Corner, yes I am lucky that I get to learn baking from this very talented French Chef :)

ICook4Fun said...

Family First, I wish I am the teacher :) I still have a loooooooooooog way to go when come to baking a good loaf of bread :)

Cat, I like freshly bake bread that is why I love to go for classes like this. Kalau nak makan I have to do that :)

Babe, If you live nearer I will send some to you :)

Lesley, Maybe you can check the nearby bakery and see if they give any lesson.

Kath, there is a lot of baking classes in KL which you can attend. Let me know if you need some contacts.

Tigerfish, ha ha

Ellie, yes come on over :)

Leemei, thank you.

Charming, ha ha... yes the almond croissants were the best :)

zoe said...

so beautiful!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

wow! wow! wow! I want to bake like that!!! that crowned bread is so .... words failed me now... so...I mean I would really really really love to have one!!

Christelle said...

That's a fab class, did you get to eat them at the end then? :)

Jessica604 said...

Wow, what a great spread!
Where did you do your bread making class? Did they offer handouts or did you just take your own notes?
Will you be blogging about what you learnt?

Sabrina said...

the breads look delicious.
yum!

Sabrina said...

the breads look delicious.
yum!

Iva said...

oh wow, that looks awesome. I wish I knew how to make bread like that. Its so much fresher

ICook4Fun said...

Zoe, thank you.

Angie, the crown is beautiful isn't it. Actually is the same dough of the baguette but shape differently.

Christelle, yes we get to eat them and take the rest home too :)

Jessica, I took the class at one of the French bakery here in PA. The recipe was given and the chef will demonstrate it to us. I might make one or two of the bread I've learned and put up the recipe here.

Sabrina, yes it is :)

Iva, I am not good at making this kind of bread that is why I went for the lesson :)

food-4tots said...

All the breads look great esp the 7grain bread.;)

Elin said...

Gert, I envy you ...I also want to attend.... beautiful bread especially the 7 grains bread :)

ICook4Fun said...

foot for tots, they taste good and healthy too :)

Elin, there are so many lesson in Malaysia that you can attend :)

MamaFaMi said...

Gert dearie,

When are you going to bake all those lovely delicious looking bread? Wanna see your work of art pulak. That crown bread looks pretty... macam teruja je nak buat!

ICook4Fun said...

Mama, nanti I tak malas I buat the bread and put the recipe here o.k

Anonymous said...

hi its a beautiful pictures of bread. can you just tell us the recipe of the French baguettes, thank you a lot

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, I will share the recipe if I bake this bread later on.

Nursing said...

Hi, the pics you took of the bread look delicious. I am looking for classes in NJ, or PA would you be able to let me know where you took your class? Thanks!

ICook4Fun said...

Nursing, please email me and I will let you know where I took the class from. My email address is at my profile.

Anonymous said...

Hi, may I know where did you go for the bread lessons? Looks good! I am interested too.

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, may I know where are you located?