HRC 136 Baking Fundamentals I


Completion of or concurrent enrollment in HRC 120 C with a minimum grade of “C”

Course Description

This course will focus on using various mixing methods as well as international techniques to create an assortment of yeast dough, breads, cookies, pies, tarts, and cakes.
Payable at Registration – $95.00 Material Fee

Required Texts

Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft, 3rd Edition
The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York
ISBN: 9780470928653

Required Supplies

Full knife kit to include; French knife, utility knife, paring knife, serrated knife, vegetable peeler and honing steel.

  • Zester/grater (Microplane)
  • Measuring cup and spoons
  • Instant read thermometer and Black Sharpie marker
  • Digital Scale
  • Piping bag with Tips
  • 3 each Side Towel (purchased from uniform company)
  • Optional: Stand mixer

Uniform and Grooming Standards

The culinary uniform must be worn during on campus lecture and all culinary labs

  • Clean, freshly pressed white chef coat.
  • Clean, black and white check pants.
  • Black closed toe, non-skid shoes.
  • Clean, white apron (Lab Only)
  • Clean, chef hat (Lab Only)
  • 3 Side Towel (Lab Only)
  • Professional grooming to include: long hair pulled back under hat, Minimum jewelry (no rings, watches, or hoop earrings), minimal makeup, clean and trimmed fingernails, and no nail polish.

Students not in full uniform will not receive uniform points and will not be able to participate in lab.

Lab Group Assignments

At the instructor’s discretion, the class will be divided into groups of 3-4 students, to work on production projects as a team. Students are expected to treat each other with respect and communicate professionally regarding the production assignments.


There will be eight (8) quizzes given throughout the semester, to ensure that students are up to date on the material, vocabulary utilized in the class and technical ability. Half-way through the semester there with be a lab practical and written midterm focusing on the first half of the course material and skills. At the end of the semester there with be a two-part final. The first part of the final is assessing the technical skills acquired during the semester. The second part is a comprehensive written exam based on the quizzes, reading assignments, lecture and lab notes.

The mid-term and final will require the use of a 882 scantron & #2 pencil.

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