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Baking Basics: Make Perfect Breads & Pastries Every Time

via Skillshare


Grab your sheet pan and discover the secret to creating (and customizing) perfect breads and pastries with Umber Ahmad!  

Join scientist turned banker turned baker, Umber Ahmad, as she breaks down how to create two transformative doughs that make perfect culinary canvases for any baked creation. The secret? Baking with “mother doughs,” or doughs that can be transformed into several different bakes. You’ll learn every fundamental skill you need to take her recipes and run, leaving class with the confidence to build beautiful doughs and create brand new recipes of your own! 

Sharing techniques and tips that she uses in her own bakeries, Umber will:

  • Demystify the science behind your baking
  • Show you how to cheat lamination with a rough puff recipe
  • Teach you how to bake a simple beautiful tart with gorgeous fruit on top
  • Share her favorite ways to top focaccia and how to create your own

Plus, you’ll journey through Umber’s travels throughout the class as every recipe that Umber shares are inspired by her favorite destinations around the world. 

Whether you identify as a corner or center slice person, get ready to spark inspiration for your next great bake. After taking this class, you’ll have every tool you need to create delicious breads and pastries with flavors that will turn heads and warm the heart!

While any student can enjoy and learn from Umber, this class was developed for the beginner baker looking to solidify their fundamentals, begin leveling up their baking and challenge their creativity.


  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Intro to Focaccia Dough
  • Focaccia: Mediterranean
  • Focaccia: Strawberry with Balsamic Glaze
  • Intro to Rough Puff
  • Apricot and Poppy Seed Tart
  • Raspberry Napoleon
  • Final Thoughts

Taught by

Umber Ahmad


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