With so many Albertans working from home and staying in and practicing social distancing, people are looking for ways to get creative. Turn to the kitchen to discover new recipes and perfect those baking skills as you whip up comforting breads and baked goods. Alberta baking experts are available to help – virtually through social media and online platforms – so you can take a class or see a demonstration in your own home.
Swirl CakesYou’ve seen them on The Food Network’s The Big Bake, but now catch them on a different screen: Instagram. Calgary-based Swirl Cakes is taking to social media during this time of social distancing to share tips on cake baking and decorating so your home creations are just as award-winning.
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Second edition of Self Isolation Baking! Join our owner Lynnette in her home kitchen while she is on self isolation after returning from Catersource Conference. She shows you quick Cinnamon Buns! No need to wait for yeast dough to rise! NOTE: should be 2 1/2 cups flour- not what I initially told you 🤦🏼♀️ #cinnamonbuns #cinnamonrolls #cinnamonbunscalgary #isolationbaking #yyc #freebakinglessons #kitchenhacks
BreadLove is a staple at the St. Albert Farmer’s Market, and now they’ll be a staple in your home. They’re taking their baking classes online, sharing tips and tricks on how to relax and get creative by baking bread in your own kitchen.
Edmonton restaurant Milk Crate has always made it their mission to bring people together through food – and they’re not stopping now. Chef Steve Brochew offers “social-distant cooking” classes online, helping you with each step of your baking.
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How it works; – Contact us with something you want to learn or how to cook. Maybe a recipe you saw in a book or an idea you heard about. – We will drop off the groceries at your place. And wine. – Our Chef Steven Brochu @chef_brochew will cook with you over FaceTime, Facebook, Zoom. Step by step. Answering all your questions. – Think of it like cooking with a professional chef in your kitchen. But from a very safe distance. Please send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org #yegfood #cookingclass #onlineclasses #chef #chefathome #chefinyourhome #facetime #facebook #howto #stayhome
Lambert AcademyLambert has always offered online baking classes, so you can be sure they know what they’re doing with virtual teaching. Sign up to learn how to bake those comfort foods you’re craving – and how to decorate them alone or with a group.
Cuisine Chateau’s live interactive classes are perfect for baking from home over Zoom. Their popular Intro to Bread class also provides all the ingredients you need available for pick up before you begin so you don’t even have to shop!
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The Ruby Apron
The Ruby Apron has switched their cooking classes online, so you can bake up a storm in your own kitchens. Check out classes to learn how to make the perfect apple pie, puff pastry, focaccia bread, and more. Spots fill up fast – book soon!
The Cooking Room
Red Deer’s The Cooking Room teaches anyone and everyone, no matter their level of experience. Now holding virtual classes, they haven’t stopped sharing their love for the kitchen. Visit their website to view upcoming classes.
CozyMealCozyMeal’s online cooking classes make it so you can learn new recipes and how to perfect them from a pro. Discover how to create desserts such as sweet French tarts that will be sure to impress once you’re able to have friends over once again. (Choose Calgary in the city search box to see classes by Calgary Bakers.)
Get Cooking’s popular cooking classes are going virtual. They’ll show you how to whip up a cheese souffle that is sure to impress. You’ll get the recipe and information on all you’ll need after registering.
PC Cooking School
PC Cooking School has moved to YouTube to reach out to those who want to expand their knowledge in the kitchen and bake up all kinds of goodies. Their videos, such as How to Cook: Bread, break things down so anyone can follow along at home.
By: Sarah Chestnutt
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