Introduction to Bread Making
Our one-day Artisan Bread Course is designed to introduce you to a wide range of delicious British and Continental breads and doughs, and give you the confidence to make them regularly at home. Baking your own bread might seem intimidating to many home cooks, but we aim to completely demystify the process and show you just how easy and rewarding it can be.
• Farmhouse Loaf
• Cinnamon Buns
• Using different flours including wheat flour, rye flour and spelt
Following a demonstration for each, you’ll practise how to mix and knead soft Continental dough and also tighter British doughs. We mix and knead by hand in order for participants to get the ‘feel’ of the dough as it develops, which is a key skill for bread making. This is a bit of workout but it’s very worthwhile – and our course members always go home tired but smiling and with an impressive selection of bread that they have personally made.
Our aim is not only to teach you basic recipes, but equip you with an understanding of what makes the dough ‘tick’. During the class we’ll thoroughly demystify the subject, and we’ll welcome all of your questions about bread, from baking to the nutritional and health benefits of various different types.
At the end of the day, you’ll go home with a selection of your own delicious creations, plus a course booklet which includes all the recipes used and some guidance notes. The day also includes a fabulous lunch.
Please note that although we will talk about Sourdough Breads on this ‘Artisan’ course we will not make them. If you are interested in learning all about Sourdough Bread please look at our Sourdough Bread Course.
Vale House Kitchen are really excited that Andy will be running our Sourdough Courses starting at the beginning of 2022. Since his first job in a local bakery Andy has had a passion for real bread baking. After training in London and working in restaurants and top gastropubs Andy moved via Pembrokeshire to settle at River Cottage HQ where he worked his way up to Head chef, leading courses and events using the best local and organic produce around. Andy…