Learn to Bake bread with Danielle

About Severn Bites Breadmaking Classes

All classes are taught by French baking expert Danielle Ellis. You’ll be learning with a small group of people; classes are kept small so that your bread gets all the attention it needs and deserves!

In person workshops are held in the bright airy kitchen at Severn Bites in a small Gloucestershire village. Half day courses (2.5 hours) include a coffee break with homemade goodies. Full day courses (5 hours) a delicious soup and bread lunch.

You’ll receive instruction on the techniques involved in bread-making, using the finest flours and locally-sourced ingredients.  Putting what you’re learning into practice with plenty of hands-on experience.

Danielle will share expert tips and tricks learnt in France and her many years baking breads. You’ll leave confident and full of enthusiasm to make delicious bread at home.

To book an in person course check out the scheduled course calendar or get in touch using the contact form to the right.

Online courses are arranged at a date and time to suit you world wide participants are welcome. Please check the Terms and conditions before you book.

Breadmaking Classes

Classes include the following topics and are generally scheduled on Tuesdays and weekends.

Basic Breadmaking

You’ll learn techniques to make great bread with recipes adapted for a home kitchen using a variety of flours. You’ll go home laden with bread, recipes and the satisfaction that you’ve learnt a new skill or enhanced your skills. Suitable for complete beginners.

Beyond the Basics

If you’ve been baking a while, here is a chance to refine your techniques and learn new recipes making sure you make consistently delicious bread. Classes will include shaping, scoring, different proving methods and more. Scheduled classes last approximately 2.5 hours.

Stand mixer breadmaking

Learn how to use your stand mixer in the best way to bake bread consistently

Simple Sourdough

Learn all the different steps required to create sourdough and take home some sourdough starter. This is part demo, part hands and is most suitable for those who have some experience breadmaking. Scheduled classes last approximately 2.5 hours.

Special Courses

Special courses include French baking; seasonal breads eg for Easter, Valentine’s or Christmas or join a flat breads.

Choose your course and date from the in person breadmaking calendar.

Other courses

If you are looking for a different type of class, these can be booked on a date to suit you. For example

Group Bookings

Group bookings either at my venue or at yours. 

Rofco Oven

Are you thinking of buying a Rofco oven? Schedule an in person course or an online discussion to see whether this oven is for you.

Online Courses

An online course is tailored to your specific requirements. Courses are one-to-one and cost from £20 per half hour held at a time to suit you. From 1/2 hour where I answer your bread questions or to several sessions to bake in real time.

I can’t thank you enough really!

My product is so much better with just a few tips! The oven and I are now friends and the loaves are much improved, the crust has been just lovely too. The temperature when mixing and consistency has definitely improved over the last few weeks after using your advice. The bulk rise has been much much better!

Thank you so very much.  Tanya, Birmingham

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3 thoughts on “Learn to Bake bread with Danielle”

  1. Thank you Martin. I enjoyed our course too! I’m looking forward to hearing how you get on with you baking

  2. I really enjoyed my one-to-one course with Danielle – she is so knowledgeable and good humoured, and in just one morning I learned so much, allowing me to take that first step away from the safety of the bread making machine. Highly recommended!

  3. I’m actually salivating! I’d bring my husband with me. It’s about time he learnt to make something from scratch and give me a night off!

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