Sharing a home-baked treat around the holiday dinner table makes this time extra special. Join award-winning pastry chef Jenny McCoy as she guides you to make an array of classic holiday breads, including a braided challah wreath, bakery-worthy panettone, homemade dinner rolls and more. Along the way, get Jenny’s tips and tricks so you can bake any bread with confidence.
Homemade Holiday Breads
As a pastry chef with more than 10 years of experience in some of the country's finest kitchens, Jenny McCoy has learned to transform classic techniques into inventive and exceptional desserts, many of which you'll find in her book, Desserts for Every Season. Jenny's philosophy on baking is simple: By combining the best ingredients available and a personal creative touch, anyone can expand their repertoire to create expertly refined recipes and original pastries with ease. A truly approachable expert, Jenny's detailed lessons are both inviting and inspiring.
01: Breakfast Breads
Baker Jenny McCoy starts you off on the right foot by sharing two delectable breakfast bread recipes: gingerbread streusel coffee cake and pecan sticky buns. Learn her time-saving techniques so you can enjoy a home-baked breakfast AND some extra shut-eye!
02: Quick Breads
Jenny's impressive quick breads make the perfect holiday gift. In this lesson, watch as she prepares pumpkin chocolate chip bread (her modern twist on the seasonal favorite) and apple-cranberry bread packed with whole-grain goodness.
03: Bread Basket: Rolls
Nothing lures guests to the dinner table like an overflowing basket of homemade rolls! Here, learn how to make Yukon Gold potato rolls, super-seed dinner rolls and fresh popovers. Plus whip up luscious honey butter to top them all off.
04: Bread Basket: Biscuits & Cornbread
Continue filling your bread basket as you learn how to prepare flaky biscuits and toothsome cornbread. Jenny also reveals the secrets to making her family's recipe for cornbread stuffing.
Give the gift that keeps on giving: a colorful loaf of panettone! Jenny teaches you how to make a bakery-worthy panettone bread that delights for days. She also walks you through her show-stopping recipe for panettone bread pudding (If you have any leftovers, that is!).
06: Centerpiece Breads
Make two stunning centerpiece breads from one batch of dough! Wrap up class by making an elaborate holiday challah wreath and a decadent chocolate babka. Don't worry, these shapes are easier to make than they look. And with Jenny's step-by-step guidance, you'll be braiding bread like a pro.