(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brief Description: Let’s explore together the wonders of Greek baking. Learn how to bake a delicious Greek Honey Cake and some delectable sesame bread rings. A Greek honey cake
Let’s explore together the wonders of Greek baking. Learn how to bake a delicious Greek Honey Cake and some delectable sesame bread rings.
A Greek honey cake is a very light and moist cake that melts in your mouth. Its flavour is unique as it combines the sweetness of the honey with the tanginess of oranges making this a sublime combination. It is a great option to entertain as you do not need a mixer and it is glazed with an orange syrup which helps to keep it fresh and moist.
Sesame bread rings are very popular in Greece as they are eaten by people in the morning for breakfast or as a quick snack on their way to work. They are a wonderful complement for a coffee, and they keep for a long time, so they are the perfect make ahead snack. They are delicious and a real gem of Greek baking.
Please note: This course is delivered online; you must be able to join in with Microsoft Teams at the time the course takes place. You will need a device to access the lessons and WIFI.
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
No previous experience is required as the course will teach you all the skills you need.
By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:
- Develop an awareness of all the tips and tricks involved in Greek Baking
- Enhance your listening skills
- Follow instructions successfully
- Develop good organisational skills (such as having the equipment and ingredients ready before the lesson starts)
- Identify the correct yeast for the sesame seed rings
- Learn how to shape the sesame bread rings
- Weigh the ingredients precisely which is a key factor when baking
- Learn about the correct temperature and baking time
- Learn the skills of mixing cakes by hand, very handy if you do not have a mixer
- Learn to make a glaze for the Greek honey cake
Extra costs on the course for example textbook, materials or equipment:
- Weighing scales
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- A 2-pound loaf tin
- A large size baking tray
- Grease proof paper
- A medium saucepan
- A tea towel
- A hand whisk
- Two medium size bowls
- A grater
- A wooden spoon or a silicone spatula
- A scraper
- A cooling rack
- A pastry brush
For the first session you will need to bring:
Greek honey cake: caster sugar, honey, orange juice and zest, eggs, butter, vanilla extract, yogurt, self-rising flour, almond flour and baking powder,
Sesame bread rings: Strong white flour, plain flour, salt, sugar, honey, dry or fresh yeast, sesame seeds, unsalted butter
The recipe with ingredients will be sent via email.
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
You may wish to embark on more advanced baking and patisserie courses.
Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sunday’s , you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more
Anna Maria RacoAnna Maria Raco is an experienced cookery teacher who has worked for many years in colleges, bakeries, and baking businesses. She is a passionate teacher who enjoys not only cooking but also sharing her vast knowledge with her students.