Basic Bread Making


This is a half day hands on course where students will learn the practicalities and principles of how to bake different kinds of basic bread.

Class times 10:00 – 14:30 (unless stated otherwise)



‘Exceeded expectations.  Time well spent.  Seriously enjoyable’ Marc Moderegger,  Basic Bread Making, October 2019

‘No ability before but feel I can now bake bread. Clear and easy to follow’  Maggi Blomley, Basic Bread Making, November 2019

Join me in my home kitchen to learn the practicalities and principles of how to bake different kinds of basic bread. We will discuss the key ingredients to make good bread then mix, knead and shape various doughs. During the session we will make a plain white or wholemeal loaf and buns, a seeded dough, a soda bread and a fougasse. We will explore different rising agents, the best baking conditions and the equipment needed. There will be plenty of time for questions and printed handouts will be given to each participant. Please note this class focusses on gluten based breads only.


  • Class sizes are small, no more than 4 to ensure you will gain individual attention and have time to ask questions
  • No previous experience in bread or baking is expected.
  • All students are actively encouraged to roll their sleeves up and get sticky and floury.
  • Tie your hair back, wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring an apron.
  • A light lunch/ supper will be served during the course. And tea, coffee, soft drinks will be readily available
  • At the end of the course you will be presented with a bag of goodies created by your own fair hands with recipes, guidance, recommended bread books & web sites to follow and some other treats.

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Additional information


Tuesday 16th July 2019, Tuesday 30th July 2019, Wednesday 11th September 2019, Tuesday 17th September 2019, Saturday 21st September 2019 12pm start time, Friday 27th September 2019, Tuesday 1st October 2019, Tuesday 8th October 2019, Friday 18th October 2019, Tuesday 29th October 2019, Tuesday 5th November 2019, Friday 15th November 2019, Tuesday 19th November 2019, Wednesday 27th November 2019, Tuesday 3rd December 2019, Thursday 12th December 2019, Tuesday 17th December 2019, Wednesday 8th January 2020, Saturday 11th January 2020 12 pm start time, Tuesday 21st January 2020, Wednesday 29th January 2020