Season Premiere Saturday, May 5 at 10:30 AM ET/PT on Food Network
Cookbook author, acclaimed pastry chef and baking instructor Gesine Prado returns with ten half-hour episodes that share tips and tricks to help make baking easy, accessible and fun, while serving up delectable cakes, pies and other savory meals at her Vermont farmhouse with family and friends. Whether it is teaching one of her baking classes, instructing how to use leftovers to make delicious pizza and bread pudding, or sharing life hacks on how to have a freezer full of baked goodies ready to go in a pinch, Gesine believes all good things begin with butter and flour!
In the premiere episode Gesine and her husband Ray display their new-found love for the sport of curling, as Gesine makes her famous Baker's Roast Chicken with a side of Beer Gravy for the local curling team, along with Green Beans in Creamy Horseradish Sauce and Rock Scones. In another episode Gesine and her high school friends celebrate the memories of a class trip to Italy by preparing an Italian feast of Bolognese Lasagne, a Caprese Salad and a very special Zabaglione and Berry Trifle, with a side of Chocolate Chip Cookies. And late spring in Vermont can only mean one thing - maple syrup - a perfect ingredient for recipes, whether sweet or savory, as Gesine bakes up a big brunch for Ray's family, with Maple-Glazed Bundt Cake on tap, along with a Sunrise Biscuit Casserole and Maple Flower Cookies. Join Gesine throughout the season as she welcomes family and friends into her kitchen to enjoy some hearty meals and good times.
"Baking is truly a passion for Gesine and it is evident in watching her bake at home with family and friends, and while teaching at her school," said Courtney White, Senior Vice President, Programming, Food Network, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel. "As a self-taught baker, Gesine is driven to help pass on the joy of baking, and viewers at home are sure to be as inspired as her students with her down-to-earth personality and of course her recipes."