Essential Artisan Bread Making

Baking & Desserts | Bread

Rating: 9.5

hosted by Baker & Loaf

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Dream of filling your home with the smell of freshly baked bread? Ready to swap the supermarket white for home-made country loaves and herb-strewn focaccia?

In this class, we demystify the art of bread making, from the choice of ingredients to the final bake, allowing any recipe to be broken down into the fundamental steps and built back up in a way that suits you. Learn the secrets of making great artisan bread, along with tips and tricks on fitting baking into your weekly schedule.

This one-day course covers:

Understanding the different types of bread flour and yeast
Using sight, smell and touch to guide your bread making
Creating a personalised baking plan to fit your lifestyle
Baking three different styles of bread (including a wholemeal loaf and an Italian dough)

Further Information

Classes are held in the Baker & Loaf kitchen in West London, only 5 minutes walk from Shepherd’s Bush station and 15 minutes walk from Hammersmith. See the Location page for address and further details.

A simple home-cooked lunch will be provided during the course, to replenish all that energy spent kneading your dough. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know on the booking form and we’ll do our very best to cater for you.

At the end of the day, you’ll take home the breads you made, along with printed class notes and recipes.

Note: Please make sure you can make the date before you book, as all class fees are non-refundable.

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Great course for those who want to have fresh home-made bread

Rating: 10

Julie attended in January 2012, reviewed on 9 July 2012

I highly recommend this class which is really great for anyone looking to bake bread at home. It's a hands on course which is perfect for first-timers and also great for those who have had a go before. It's a small group of 4 so you really can get the most out of learning at every step and being able to ask all the questions you want. We had two complete beginners in our class and two who had made bread fairly regularly at home already and I think we all gained a lot from this class.

Jen goes through a few varied recipes and I really loved her grape foccacia and the apricot loaf, both so tasty. You get some essential bits to take home to help you along as well as all the recipes and your delicious bread!

Whilst the bread is baking we had a fantastic lunch (I have also made her salad a few times at home) and Jen went through the practicalities of fitting bread-making into day to day life which is very useful as life sometimes gets in the way of the best intentions and this is wonderful to work out when to start your bread to get it ready for when you want to eat it!


Rating: 10

michelletierney attended in June 2012, reviewed on 1 July 2012

I went on the bread making course last weekend. very small friendly group and more enjoyable as held at the instructors flat in west london. Jen, the instructor, made us all very welcome and was an excellent teacher. She also makes you lunch and has done the Leith's diploma so not only was her bread fantastic but the lunch was too.

I would highly recommend.

Great intro to bread making

Rating: 9

giltar attended in March 2012, reviewed on 2 April 2012

It was good to work in a small group of four as you get a lot of hands-on expereince as well as guidance. I've made bread before but picked up lots of tips on the day so its a useful course even if your not a complete novice.

Jen's knowledge and enthusiasm made the whole day fun and producitve and you can eat the results of your efforts at home! My dinner guests that night liked the seeded apricot country loaf so much there was none left!

Great Course

Rating: 9

thirdman attended in February 2012, reviewed on 20 February 2012

This is a great course, full of useful insight and tips about technique, which would benefit any baker from complete novice to advanced amateur.

And with only four people per course, it's an extremely focussed session, with plenty of opportunity for getting involved and receiving individual advice.

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