How to Become a Better Baker in Just One Month

This March is Baking Month on the Food Network Kitchen app.

March 01, 2020

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Whether baking is your now-abandoned New Year’s resolution or your go-to weekend escape, the Food Network Kitchen app is here to help you bake it till you make it this month. For the next four weeks, our baking experts will teach you how to make their favorite cakes, pies, cookies and breads, sharing their insider tips and tricks along the way. There will be classes for aspiring bakers of all experience levels, from the easiest three-ingredient cookies to elaborately frosted three-layer cakes, as well as focused classes on decorating tips. Check out the schedule on the Food Network Kitchen app for the full list of upcoming classes.

Food Network Kitchen’s baking-palooza will kick off with cakes, ranging from Dan Langan’s citrus pound cake — a bright winter antidote that’s simple enough to whip up on a weeknight — to James Beard Award-winning chef Joanne Chang’s vegan cream-filled chocolate cupcakes, which do not taste dairy-free. Her super-festive rainbow confetti angel food cake is no slouch, either. Jessie Sheehan, who wrote a whole book on the magic of icebox cakes, will be making an irresistible peanut butter cup rendition of the retro favorite. And if you’re seeking a next-level St. Patrick’s Day dessert, look no further than Zac Young’s warm chocolate stout cakes with whiskey caramel.

After cakes will come pies, just in time for Pi Day. Ready your oven for fruit pies, cream pies, custard pies, chocolate pies and even meat pies. Baker extraordinaire Erin McDowell is just one of the pie mavens who will be taking us from sweet to savory and back again with her classes: malted-chocolate panna cotta pie, double-crusted chicken pot pie and black forest meringue pie. We’ll also learn how to get that elusive pie shell just right, from graham cracker crusts to the all-butter pate brisée.

The following week there will be plenty of irresistible new cookie recipes to add to your arsenal, including reinvented childhood favorites and new treats to love from Rick Martinez (three words: brown butter brownies), and baking secrets from two renowned cookie queens: the inimitable cookbook author Dorie Greenspan and celebrated food stylist Susan Spungen.

We’ll of course also be celebrating the O.G. carb, bread, including no-fail no-knead loaves and dinner party-ready Parker House rolls.

And last but not least, we’ll be covering everything you need to know about decorating your baked goods. Learn how to crimp a show-stopping decorative pie crust, how to master the art of the buttercream flower and even how to pipe from the Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro!

Join us for a month-long baking extravaganza on the Food Network Kitchen app, and you’ll become a pro with the pastry bag in no time.

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