I want to learn baking and have been reading recipes from the internet and trying them but, I want a more structured approach starting with the basics and going to the advanced. I don't feel that the ad-hoc method of reading recipes and executing them is very satisfying. In my country, we don't bake a lot except for the professional pastry chefs. So, I don't know of anyone who's a baker or any baking classes around my home. So, does anyone know of an online baking course?
It might be easier to find handbooks or informational sites than classes specifically, as the former can be put up once and left there, whereas the latter requires a teacher be present for each iteration of the course.
I found a good bread-making handbook at The Fresh Loaf; they also have lessons on specific topics. Prepared Pantry has a free baking cookbook as well, plus lessons, though their classes are done I believe at their store location.
Try Carole Walter's on-line baking school. On-line courses are only as good as the people teaching them. Carole is a master of home baking and teaching. With four award-winning books and numerous other accolades -- Carole is a teacher above all else. You will learn to do things her way -- and that's delicious perfection!