MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world's best across a wide range of subjects, has announced that acclaimed baker and chief executive officer of famed French bakery Poilâne Apollonia Poilâne will teach a class on bread baking. Poilâne will share inspiring anecdotes and expert techniques from her family’s storied legacy, teaching members how to take on a sensorial approach to bread baking—a unique method that has distinguished Poilâne from other bakeries over the past 80 years.
Poilâne’s class is now available exclusively on MasterClass, where subscribers get unlimited access to all 100+ instructors with an annual membership.
“In this flash-in-the-pan world, Apollonia represents the things that endure—a company passed down through three generations and a commitment to honoring the timeless tradition of bread baking,” says David Rogier, founder and chief executive officer of MasterClass. “In her MasterClass, she will intimately share her passion and help members understand how to best utilize their senses while baking.”
In her MasterClass, Poilâne will teach an approach to bread baking that is sensory, fluid and adaptable, sharing her passion for honoring the philosophies and techniques that her family has perfected over eight decades. MasterClass members will learn her family’s method for making five kinds of bread, including brioche, rye and her novel sourdough starter. She also shares her insight on the evolution of bread, paired with a number of creative and practical recipes involving bread at all stages, which she calls breadcooking.
“Baking at home, putting your hands in flour, getting a feel for the dough and seeing your bread rise is a one-of-a-kind experience, one that you must do in your lifetime,” Poilâne says. “In my MasterClass, the most important lesson I will teach you is how to attune your five senses to what it is that makes the perfect loaf.”