CLAS 11
Fundamentals of Baking Winter 2024

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Baking is at once both precise and intuitive. This course will empower novice bakers with the knowledge and confidence to make baking their own. We will focus on the “how” and “why” of baking to understand what’s occurring as each ingredient goes into the mix. Students will bake alongside the instructor as well as on their own, tweaking, troubleshooting, and customizing recipes. Over three weeks, students will experiment with cookies, quick breads, and cakes, and the final week will be dedicated to a project of their own choosing. Readings will supplement this hands-on course.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 12
Expected: NA
Class#: 1096
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Presentation(s); Creative project(s)
Prerequisites: None.
Enrollment Preferences: Students with little to no baking experience will receive priority. If the course is overenrolled, students will be asked to submit a short application.
Unit Notes: Caleb Wolfson-Seeley is the head baker at Caretaker Farm in Williamstown.
Materials/Lab Fee: $25
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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