Location: Bexleyheath, Kent - South East London borders
You are also welcome to book your own date for our artisan bread making course, just let us know what date is best for you by contacting us here.
This Artisan Bread Making Course is suitable for anyone who appreciates good bread and would like to learn how to bake delicious bread at home.
The Artisan Bread Making Course is held in a domestic kitchen in small groups with plenty of one to one tuition from your host Magdalena Marsden. Our small groups are ideal for learning and ensuring that you get most out of your day. In this Artisan Bread Making Course we will take your bread baking to the next level, but if you have never baked bread before, that's fine as well - we will still cover all the basics.
The day will start with cup of tea or coffee and chat about what to expect from the day. We then move to our cosy kitchen, which is part of a lovingly refurbished Victorian house. Here you will learn how to mix basic bread dough and more importantly how to knead it, so it rises well. You will be learning about how to take a 'humble' bread recipe and turn it into something quite special, using heritage flours, flavoured salts, herbs, seeds or spices. You will also learn how to shape your bread - from basic loaf, to rolls and speciality round loaves with fancy bread cuts on the top.
By the end of the morning, your bread will be happily rising in an original Hovis bread tin, whilst you enjoy a light lunch, tasting different types of bread made earlier by us.
The day will finish by early afternoon and you will leave full of ideas and with a step by step tutorial on how to make good bread and of course with all the bread you baked during the day.
In this artisan bread making course, we will be using speciality flours such as - Smoked Flour, Stoneground Wholemeal Flour, Rye, Spelt, Kamut, Gram Flour, Barleycorn and Seeded Flour.
Types of bread included in Artisan Bread Making Course
Wholemeal Rustic Loaf with Caraway seeds
Seeded bread rolls
Tomato & Goat's Cheese Loaf
...and few more seasonal surprises!
What's included in our artisan bakery course ?
Whole day - hands on bread baking workshop in a small group of 3 people (10-4 pm)
Course recipe handouts with detailed descriptions of how to make bread and useful resources information
Delicious refreshments - tea or coffee throughout the day, handmade biscuits, bread, cakes and light lunch
3-4 loaves of bread and/or 4 - 6 bread rolls that you bake on the day
'Thanks so much for the recipes and for a great day last Saturday. It really was fantastic – we learnt so much!
Catherine, Greenwich, London
'I would like to say thank you so much for the bread baking course that my partner and I attended a couple of weeks ago.
The bread was delicious and we have since made some white bread at home with a great success!
Tracey, Sidcup, London
Thank you for hosting a special day of bread baking for our family. We don't get the chance to spend a lot of time together, so it was really good to get together as a family and to learn something new at the same time. I'm sure I'll continue to bake bread from now on and my daughters have been inspired too! So much better than the supermarket bought bread and such a great feeling knowing that I've made it myself.
Josephine, Broadstairs, Kent
It's been few weeks now, since our artisan bread making course with you and I have to say, I'm still taking out bread from freezer that we made on the day! It was such a good day and I've learned so much - I never really understood how important was the shaping for bread, but now I know! And what's best, my bread is not sinking in the middle anymore.
Peter, Grays, Essex
My husband surprised me with a Gift Voucher for your artisan bread making course and I had such a lovely day! Thank you for being so patient with me, if I was at home, I would give up after the first mishap with flour, but here I felt encouraged to carry on. I really like that you run your workshops in such a small groups, it's a lovely homely environment and I'll be definitely asking my husband for more gift vouchers for your courses.
Jane, Bromley, London
'I wasn't too sure what to expect when my friend booked us on your artisan bread making course. I'm not very good at baking, but wanted to spend the day with my friend who is completely mad about bread baking. But, I have to say, that I've really enjoyed myself and even thought I'm normally really clumsy with anything baking, I surprised myself that my bread came out O.K! I was impressed with my goat cheese loaf, as it was so easy to make and tasted so good. I'll definitely bake this recipe again. My friend had a lovely time, which was the main thing for me, but I had a great time too - even more so, because I didn't expect I would.
Meredith, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
' Thank you for teaching me how to bake bread properly! I've been baking bread for a while, but always had problems with bread rising and my shaping was also hit and miss. After attending your artisan bread making course, I tried the recipes again and I'm definitely getting better and better! My family enjoys the bread baking too and we've stopped buying bread from supermarkets and now just make our own'.