Why learn to bake bread with me?
There is truly nothing as wonderful as home baked bread and pastry. Eating home baked bread is so much better for you than bread made in vast industrial factories. Once people switch to home baked bread or that bought from artisan bakers, they never look back.You’ll learn breadmaking techniques that fit in to your lifestyle and the time you have available. Perhaps you think you have too little time to bake? It’s easier than you think and particularly satisfying to achieve.
I’ll share the techniques from my professional training in France adapted for your domestic kitchen. The in-depth course was at Ecole Banette in Loiret. The course is designed for people setting up their own bakeries. Did you know you cannot set up a bakery in France without a qualification?
- Proven techniques that you’ll be able to replicate at home
- Recipes adapted for the domestic kitchen
- Learn how to use a variety of flours and flavours
- Tips for full-proof bread every time.
and above all have fun!
Groups are kept deliberately small making it easier to learn. Discover how previous participants enjoyed the courses.
Courses are from £70 per person. Sign up to get information on new courses, latest availability and special offers.
Half day courses last approximately 3 hours and include light refreshments. All courses can be booked on the classes page or you can book the Bread Baking Basics Class via Airbnb:
You’ll learn techniques to make good consistent 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.
Learn to make Viennoise dough, a dough used for both sweet and savoury delicacies. We’ll work by hand and with machine to make delicious breads and buns (eg Hot Cross Buns). Particularly suitable for those with some experience, although complete beginners are very welcome.
Making pastry is not difficult once you know the tricks! Satisfy your longing for that perfectly crisp buttery pastry. We’ll learn 3 different types of pastry. Perfect for complete beginners and for those wanting to refine their skills.
Pizza Making Class (group bookings only)
Pizza making classes last two hours. This course is part demo, part hands on. It is great for an introduction to breadmaking but is not as comprehensive as the half day course.
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.
Looking to really hone your skills? Or perhaps you are ready to take the step to bake in bulk and purchase a Rofco bread oven? Suitable for one or two people and will be tailored to your requirements.
I run a selection of group baking activities. The duration and activity is completely customisable.
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