Testimonials

 

WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS SAY 

I did so enjoy the course, and in particular meeting you both - it's so good to connect with others who share a passion, and who know so much more!!!
Helena Ketley, Yeovil
 

We had the most awesome time with you  - one of the most memorable days this year!

Anne Richardson, London 

 

Thank you for a really wonderful experience on your course - I loved every minute of it and came away a lot wiser on bread matters than I started.  The timing of the day was perfect.

John Hooper, London 

 

I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful day at the Lighthouse Bakery School.  My head is full of sponge and poolish and biga.  I also have a freezer full of the most wonderful bread, which the family greet with cries of astonishment each day.

Paul Kitcatt, London 

 

What a great day!  Thank you so much for providing the ingredients for a super birthday - from the baking to the chat and laughter.

Richard and Ros Yates, London 

 

My mum and myself had a lovely day.  It was so fun.  It was one of the best days of my life.

Ben Waters (age 14), Paris  

Thank you so much for our amazing baking day.  We had such a great time.  I still have a freezer full of bread!

Jane Griffin, Brighton

 

I just wanted to let you know what a truly wonderful day I had.   I was such a great experience to learn all the wonderful ways of breadmaking.  The photos I took will remind me of our special day.  Not only did I learn an awful lot, but I now have the confidence to bake for my family and friends.

Kelly Hardy, Colchester

 

Thanks for such a great day - we absolutely loved it!  We have been munching our way through all the great bread we made.  We will be recommending the course to our friends, such a great mixture of theory and getting stuck in and you were both so welcoming.  Thanks again.

Annie Auerbach and Ben Lyttleton, London

 

Just to say thanks for last Thursday's European Baking class.  It was terrific fun and the smell in the car was wonderful!  Thanks again for the day.

Jennifer Wilson, Reading

 

It has been a long time since I enjoyed a day so much!!  It was really wonderful to learn about the "science" of breadmaking and to make such wonderful bread!  I shared it all out when I got home!  Thank you for being such wonderful teachers!  I made some white bread since returning incorporating the techniques  learnt!

Chris Boyd, Kent

 

THanks so much for a such a great day on the Traditional British Baking course.  Everything was splendid and really enjoyable.  I have just made some good wholemeal and you were quite right to advise a thermometer for the Aga, it needed boosting up a bit!  I hope to return for more instruction soon and will certainly recommend the day to others!

Lis Barrett, Surrey

 

I just wanted to say thank you for such an excellent day on Saturday.   I really enjoyed it and learned so much.

Katharine Lovell

 

The baking [at home] is fantastic.  I have never made so many successful loaves, thanks to you and Liz!!!

June Faulkner -

 

We just wanted to say a big thank you again for the superb course last week - it completely surpassed our expectations.  We had a huge amount of fun, enjoed ourselves thoroughly and learnt such a lost.  Thank you again for running such a fantastic course, for your patience and stamina.  We are making our way through our breads and loving it!  You will see us again.

Steph and Keith May

 

WHAT THE PRESS SAY 

In 2007 Courvoisier, in partnership with The Observer, launched the Future 500, a list of this country's future movers and shakers, which included Elizabeth Weisberg and Rachel Duffield in the food section as ones to watch

The Lighthouse Bakery won the London region final of UKTV Food's Local Food Hero competition in 2006. 

In the same year it was named one of the 50 best UK food shops by The Independent: "Elizabeth Weisberg and Rachel Duffield's dedication to classic breads has resulted in some of the best loaves in the capital." 

Time Out's Ultimate Guide to the Capital's 100 Hottest Shops, included one bakery, the Lighthouse Bakery: "Worth visiting just to sniff the place......Pure foodie bliss." 

"The scent of dough and freshly baked bread draws you in from yards away. You have to queue for it, but that's part of the experience." Not on the Label (Felicity Lawrence) "...most of all Liz and Rachel's ambition is to carry on with what they are doing with admirable success: baking outstanding bread, the traditional way." The British Baker 

"The Lighthouse ethos is to make their bread an important contribution to a healthy diet - bread is good for you!" Organic Life 

"You'll almost always find the popular traditional English farmhouse and stoneground loaves here, but the inventive Duffield and Weisberg mix up their offerings with the seasons. On any given day, you might find bagels, bialys or loaves of English sourdough or Black Russian bread." London's Best Food Shops 

"Lovingly made, freshly baked on the premises, is the raison-d'etre of this friendly, unpretentious artisan bakery." Food Lovers' London