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Baking Radio: Chef Gail Sokol's Baking Podcast

Apr 30, 2018

Learn how to create a yeast dough from just five simple ingredients. Chef Sokol will walk you through all the steps to create one of the simplest of yeast breads. Learn how to properly store your bread so you can savor every morsel.  

Apr 23, 2018

The microscopic organism, yeast, is discussed in detail. The two most common types of yeast are explored. The importance of the fermentation reaction is discussed in relation to yeast breads. Chef Sokol explains the importance of harnessing the carbon dioxide gas bubbles produced from the fermentation process and how...

Apr 16, 2018

Learn how to create perfect whipped cream. Chef Sokol gives you her best tips on how to stabilize that whipped cream so that it lasts for hours. She also shares an anecdotal story of an unfortunate incident she experienced making whipped cream in the beginning of her culinary career.

Apr 9, 2018

The definition of an oven custard is discussed. Typical oven custards are reviewed, and a simple recipe for crème brûlée is given and how to make it is discussed in detail. Learn how to tell exactly when the custard is ready to take out of the oven.

Apr 2, 2018

The definition of a stovetop custard made with a starch is discussed. The benefits of using a starch when making a custard is explained. Learn why you can bring a custard with a starch added to the boil and not have it curdle. Chef Sokol walks you through a delicious, stovetop custard recipe made with a starch known...