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Bake with Anna Olson


Episode: Flat Breads - 11:00 22 July

Flat breads are a common bread style around the world, with each culture having its own style. Anna showcases a number of the most popular flat breads, including pitta bread, naan bread, and crispy seed lavash.

Episode: Savoury Pies - 11:30 22 July

Anna showcases the dough recipes that best suit savoury fillings, and adapts common pastry principles to achieve a flaky and tender savoury result. Join the masterclass to create a leek and Gruyère quiche, a chicken pot pie and a tourtière.

Episode: Puff Pastry - 18:00 22 July

Anna prepares basic puff pastry dough and then makes three individual puff pastry tarts: apricot vol-au-vent, salted caramel pear tart and s'mores tart. Later she creates a classic French dessert: chocolate hazelnut Napoleon.

About the show

Weekdays from 8 May at 18:00

Renowned pastry chef Anna Olson knows how to make baked goods seem as easy to make as they are delicious to eat. From classic muffins and country bread to sophisticated soufflés and pies, series three of Anna OlsonBakes guides viewers with simple step-by-step instructions. Anna is an expert at transforming basic ideas and ingredients into something special, building on the fundamentals of baking to create master-level desserts. With wit and humour, Anna makes even gourmet pastries seem attainable for aspiring pâtissiers of all levels. Whether it’s a kitchen staple like pancakes or a base for more exotic desserts like Swiss meringue, Anna Olson will give everyone the confidence to pick up a whisk.

Presented by: Anna Olson

Originally born in Atlanta, Georgia, Anna grew up in Toronto, but made her way back to the U.S. to study culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University and work in Colorado and New Orleans. While initially trained in the world of savoury cooking, Anna is equally recognized for her abilities in the pastry kitchen, having worked as a professional pastry chef since the mid '90's. She is proud to call Niagara home, and has lived and cooked here for over 15 years.

Anna's culinary philosophy is based on a common-sense approach of cooking and baking with the seasons as well as respecting the ingredients, the technique and the process of sharing with others through food. Most of all, cooking and baking should be fun!

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