We’re a few months into my Craftsy class, and now I’ve had a little time to experience what’s possible over there. I also realized that I never shared this video here, and it’s about time. So… my favorite things about the Craftsy class?
The conversation about yogurt. We shot the yogurt lesson at the end of a long day, and it was the lesson that meant the most to me. But somehow we got it all in there: general method, variations, fruit on the bottom, Greek yogurt, uses for whey, lebneh, coffee yogurt, slow cooker yogurt, and (later in the class) frozen yogurt. The video format makes it so easy to show how things look and behave, and I feel like I could have done an entire class on yogurt alone. But Craftsy has a whole online platform where people ask questions and discuss their results, and there’s a great conversation growing over there. I’m really loving that.
The Chocolate Hazelnut Butter recipe. This was a recipe that got cut from The Homemade Kitchen because of lack of space, and I was so sad to lose it. My friend Janet helped me get this one straight, and she has the chocolate all over her ceiling to prove it. It’s really unlike any nutella recipe I’ve made, and the result is not only fantastic, it’s pretty similar to store-bought.
The Granola Bar recipe. My editor at Craftsy had asked for a granola bar recipe that was actually made with granola (as opposed to granola ingredients), and I love where I ended up with this one. It’s super simple, and if you have granola already made it comes together really quickly.
The students. There are almost 1,000 students enrolled in the class right now, and it’s a great community of home cooks. I’m finding the questions and comments to be really thoughtful and helpful. And the way the platform works, all the questions get posted alongside the video, so they really become part of the class.
The other classes I get to take. As an instructor I get to take any class I like over there, and it’s been a huge resource for me. Right now I’m working through James Peterson’s A Modern Take on the Master Sauces, Colette Christian’s Classic Croissants at Home, and Raghavan Iyer’s Indian Curries. Rosie’s been taking classes on the crafting side, most recently Amigurumi Woodland Animals.
Craftsy gives teachers a lot of power around how they sell their classes, and I have the ability to sell it at a discount whenever I like. Some of you might have seen the link up on FB, but I wanted to give the discounted link a place to live. So if you’re interested in checking out my class or any others, head over here. The class will be 19.99 through this link, and there’s no expiration for it. And this is an affiliate link, so when you use it it helps support the site and the work I do on all platforms, too.
Feel free to ask me any questions about the class, or let me know if you’ve taken something over there I should look into! And I’m working on possible plans for another class, so I’ll keep you all in the loop as that develops.