Gesine Prado Bakes Up Treats for Family and Friends in Baked in Vermont

Gesine shares her love of baking and the joy it brings to family and friends, premiering Saturday, Dec. 2 at 12:30|11:30c.

Jeff Mauro, Geoffrey Zakarian, Gesine Prado, Sunny Anderson, and Katie Lee, as seen on The Kitchen.

Jeff Mauro, Geoffrey Zakarian, Gesine Prado, Sunny Anderson, and Katie Lee, as seen on The Kitchen.

There is nothing quite like the holiday season in Vermont. For cookbook author and baking instructor Gesine Prado this is the perfect time of year to entertain family and friends in her Vermont farmhouse, serving up heavenly cakes, cookies, pies and savory meals. Now viewers can join in on all the delicious fun in Food Network’s new series Baked in Vermont, premiering Saturday, Dec. 2 at 12:30|11:30c. Through six half-hour episodes, Gesine shares tips and tricks to make baking easy, accessible and fun. Whether it is hosting a house party for friends, creating a menu of deliciously simple finger foods, or teaching students in her baking class, Gesine believes all good things begin with butter and flour!

Over the course of the six-episode series Gesine shares her love of baking and the joy it brings to family and friends. In the premiere episode Gesine is hosting a gingerbread house-making party for her friends and the menu is equally festive, with Gingerbread Cookies in cheerful shapes, Sugared Spicy Almonds, Pistachio Cinnamon Stars and the centerpiece of a Chocolate Yule Log with a Gingerbread Ax Topper that will blow your bells off. In another episode Gesine hosts her monthly get together for her knitting club. For the menu, Gesine is stitching together small appetizers and simple finger foods, including Cheese Puffs, Steak Hand Pies and a beautiful Charlotte Royale Ice Cream Cake,along with Homemade Caramels for dessert. Of course the holidays would not be complete without a brunch for friends in dedication of apple season, as Gesine starts off the day making cider in the barn with apples freshly harvested from her front yard, while serving up apple-inspired favorites, including Apple Cider Donuts, Latticed Apple Slab Pie, and a Sparkling Apple Cider Cocktail. As a self-taught baker, Gesine is driven to help others learn to bake, through the baking school Gesine runs out of her house to the tips and tricks she shares on Baked in Vermont, she is committed to helping others enjoy the joy of baking.

Gesine Prado is an acclaimed pastry chef, home cook, and baking instructor, teaching regularly at King Arthur Flour, Stonewall Kitchen, and her own baking school in Hartford, Vermont: Sugar Glider Kitchen. The school is attached to her 18th century farmhouse where she lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, one goose, three ducks and five chickens. Gesine has previously appeared on TODAY, The Wendy Williams Show and The Talk. She is the author of the baking memoir, “My Life from Scratch,” and four baking cookbooks: “Bake It Like You Mean It,” “Let Them Eat Cake,” “Sugar Baby,” and “Pie It Forward.”

Keep Reading

Next Up

Baked Ham, Lightened Up

Baked ham can be healthy, but it can also be a sugar and sodium disaster. Learn to avoid the common pitfalls and how to create a healthier centerpiece for your holiday feast -- or for dinner anytime of year.

Baked Beans, Lightened Up

Always represented at picnics and barbecues, canned baked beans can be a deceivingly high-calorie side dish. Try making your own more flavorful (and lightened up) version.

Baked Artichoke Dip, Lightened Up

Traditional artichoke dip is delicious, but the calories and fat lurking in every bite may surprise you.

50 No-Bake Treat Recipes

Whip up a few of these simple sweets from Food Network Magazine for the holidays.

Your Next Family Dinner Winner: A DIY Baked Potato Bar

Melissa sets up a baked potato bar with plenty of fixings, then lets her family members put together their own meals. Learn about her tricks.

Green Pancakes, Corned Beef Pizza and Rainbow Treats: A Family-Friendly St. Paddy's Day Feast

From a vibrant-green pancake breakfast to hearty dinners with the requisite corned beef, we’ve got green-colored dishes to keep you feeling festive on St. Patrick's Day.