Bakers Journal

Calgary’s SAIT to host BBGA German baking class

July 29, 2010
By Bread Bakers Guild of America

July 29, 2010 – The Bread Bakers Guild of America comes to Canada next month for a baking education class taught by master baker Volker Baumann.

German Baking is part of the guild’s 2010 Master Class series, The World’s Fair of Bread, which highlights international breads. This demonstration and hands-on class will be held at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary on Aug. 16 and 17. Students will learn to make traditional German pretzels dipped in lye and soda solutions, as well as braided buns, rye sourdough loaves, crispy crescent rolls, and the much-beloved German pastry, Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake), a sweet dough filled with vanilla pastry cream.

Baumann is an award-winning baker who grew up in a baking family in Germany and received his early training there. He later moved to Canada, where he opened his own bakery. He is the author of Baking, the Art and Science and has served as educational chairman for the Baking Association of Canada. He is currently a senior instructor at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary.


SAIT Polytechnic, the first publicly funded technical institute in Canada, was established in 1916 and is
a leader in applied research and innovation, providing expertise and resources to industry and real-world
learning experiences to students.

For the full World’s Fair of Bread class schedule, please visit

The class flyer can be viewed at, and a registration form may be printed from

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