Bake with Anna Olson premieres April 12 on Food Network Canada

Food Network Canada is whipping up a decadent display of baking basics with a brand new Canadian original series, Bake with Anna Olson.

As one of Canada’s most celebrated chefs and much-loved Food Network Canada hosts, Anna Olson (@olson_anna) is back with a baking series like no other as she shares her skills with beginners and helps baking veterans up their game.

Bake with Anna Olson premieres Thursday, April 12 with back-to-back episodes at 7pm and 7:30pm ET on Food Network Canada.

In Bake with Anna Olson, Anna leaves behind the country backdrop of her most recent series, Fresh with Anna Olson, to entice viewers and satisfy their sweet and savoury cravings. Each episode focuses on a foundation baking skill and builds on it, taking viewers on an exciting journey from novice to skilled baker. In the series premiere, Anna makes a classic chocolate cake then progresses to demonstrating how to make a decadent red velvet cake, a rich chocolate mousse cake and chocolate glazed petit fours.

“Whether doing it for yourself or for others, baking is a truly gratifying process and I’m delighted to be back to share some of my best tips and tools with viewers,” says Anna Olson, host of Bake with Anna Olson.  “Whether you’ve never used your oven before or you’re eager to hone a particular baking skill, this series is for everyone.  Sometimes the most complicated baked goods start with the simplest foundation.” 

The first two world broadcast premiere episodes include:

 

Bake with Anna Olson: Chocolate Cake

Thursday, April 12 at 7pm ET

Chocolate cake is a favourite dessert for all ages and a staple in any bakery. Anna starts by focusing on the fundamentals of chocolate cake when she prepares a classic devil’s food cake. The day gets even more decadent with a delicious red velvet cake. But the fun doesn’t stop there – Anna advances to a rich chocolate mousse cake, the ultimate dessert for chocolate enthusiasts. At last, Anna finishes with pretty chocolate glazed petit fours, a challenging end to a worthy session in chocolate cake.

 

Bake with Anna Olson: Pie Dough

Thursday, April 12 at 7:30pm ET

There are few things more rewarding than a freshly baked pie. In this episode Anna shares her secrets and techniques to making the perfect pie dough. She starts off with her standard recipe for the flakiest, most tender pie dough around, which she then forms into sweet, sticky pecan butter tarts. Next Anna adapts her pie dough to perfectly complement a delicious filling and bakes her classic pumpkin pie with a braided edge. Then, for a challenge and a restaurant-worthy dessert, she combines delectable layers of warm custard and smooth cream in a crisp shell to form individual coconut cream pies. To cap off the episode, Anna bakes up a rustic yet pretty tart, apple cinnamon galettes.

 

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