This course is aimed at people who have had some experience of baking bread but who want to learn more and raise the level of their understanding. We will discuss recipe-building and methods beyond the straight dough process, including the family of pre-ferments: sponges and poolishes.learn more
(limited to 2 children, aged between 6-12, per adult)
Baking is something the whole family can enjoy doing together. Children love to mess around with dough, and it's a great way to introduce kids to food made from scratch. We'll make bread and rolls, cookies to cut into fun shapes and decorate, plus a quick and easy cake.
Nothing signals Christmas like the smell of heady spices wafting from the oven.
Learn to make breads for the festive season from around the world, including Stollen from Germany, the Pompe a l'Huile from Provence, Joululimppa from Finland, and more. Plus the ultimate shortcrust pastry for your mince pies.
For people who have little or no baking experience, here's an opportunity to get to grips with yeast and fermentation and handling doughs through all stages of the bread-making process. We will make white and wholemeal breads and an enriched dough. You will leave with a much greater understanding of what makes bread "work" and the confidence to do it yourself at home.learn more
We've introduced this course to accommodate the growing number of more mature children who would be comfortable on an adult course. The products made are exactly the same as the regular Introductoin to Baking course. Please call for more information.learn more
**PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE FROM 22 FEBRUARY to WEDNESDAY, 15 FEBRUARY**learn more
From bagels and bialys to challah and sweet things, here is a vast range of Jewish baking to explore. You will learn about the traditions to some of these baked goods and hone new skills, including plaiting challah and hand-rolling and boiling bagels. To paraphrase an old advertisement for Levy's Rye Bread in America: you don't have to be Jewish to love Jewish baking!learn more
Do you have pastry-fear? Do you wish you were pastry-fearless? This workshop aims to de-mystify pastry-making in some of its many forms: Shortcrust, Danish, Chocolate Pâte Sucre, flaky cheddar cheese and Strudel. First we'll make the different pastry doughs, and then we'll use those doughs to make various tempting tarts and treats. Fear be gone!learn more
Pizza, pizza and nothing but pizza! Think crusty and blistered, or thick and chewy. Make pizzeria style pizza at home. Learn how to create the most flavoursome and stretchy of doughs, and try out some classic and unusual toppings. We will also investigate "pizzas" from cultures other than Italy. Come hungry!learn more