At Kitchen Kneads we want all of our customers to feel that they have the skills to create amazing dishes. Cooking and baking take lots of trial and error and could be frustrating to learn. That’s why we offer cooking classes all year long for all different foods, skill levels and seasons.
Two of our upcoming classes feature the basics of bread baking and a sourdough bread class. Both of which can use scratch baking techniques, that here at Kitchen Kneads is important to us. We have provided some more information about scratch baking and our classes to help people learn more about this hobby.
What Is Scratch Baking?
Scratch baking refers to when you don’t use a mix to make your baked foods, but rather, make them “from scratch”. Now, we don’t mean you need to go and grow your own yeast, but rather, just the raw ingredients that you can pick up at any store, including here at Kitchen Kneads, and then combine in order to make your pastries or breads.
There are simple and complex recipes that involve scratch baking, so you can start where you feel comfortable. Scratch baking does require finesse though and if not done correctly, can result in dry cakes or breads.
For scratch baking you will need to have the right ingredients before beginning, use the right baking temperature, and measure ingredients correctly. You can learn more in depth techniques from our blog.
More About Bread
Bread comes in thousands of different shapes, sizes, flavors and textures. Breads are classified by flour and leaveners that react together to give them their porous and tender quality. Leaveners come in the form of baking powder, baking soda and yeast. Baking powder and soda work quicker than yeast.
Yeast is a live, single-celled fungus. The organism lives dormant until it is activated by warm water and once reactivated, yeast begins to feed on the sugars in flour. This is what makes bread rise.
One important step for making bread with yeast is the proof. Letting your dough proof helps the yeast to create bubbles and rise. Let the dough double in size and then use your knuckles to punch the dough down. Then you will start the second proof inside the pan that you will be baking the bread in.
If you ever crave the experience and taste of homemade bread but can’t seem to get the results you want, come take our basic bread class. Alan will show you tips and tricks and overall knacks in the kitchen for making the best loaf of bread. The basic bread making class will help you “rise to the occasion” and is being held at our Ogden location on August 6th at 10 a.m.
Sourdough Baking Class
Our sourdough class will focus on the process of just sourdough bread from start to finish. This bread has been around through the ages and is a very popular bread type so “get started on sourdough” with Kitchen Kneads. The class will also be held at our Ogden location on October 24th at 2 p.m.
You can purchase seats on our website for all of our cooking classes.
Host An Event
If you are wanting to participate in a cooking class but are wanting to have a more personal experience with family and friends, you can host your own! Kitchen Kneads can take away the stress and mess of planning a party. Let us know how many people are in your group and we will design a special event that meets your budget and expectations.
Our menus for private events have options of Thai, French, Indian and Italian. Private events can fit parties up to 25 people and we take care of the set-up and clean up. This is a great opportunity for corporate functions, team building activities or having a family get together.
To customize your event you can email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
More About Kitchen Kneads
Kitchen Kneads is your one stop shop for quality grains, flour, kitchen appliances and other ingredients. We have a wide selection of chocolate, baking flour, nuts and other baking ingredients. Helping you to have a beautiful cooking experience is a priority to us here at Kitchen Kneads. Join us to learn more about cooking and baking and expand your knowledge of ingredients.
If you want to learn more about the brands we carry or see our other cooking classes, head to our website.