you are also welcome to book your own date to suit
Course Time: 10-4 pm (approx)
Group Size: 1-3 Students
Skills Level: Suitable to all (some advanced techniques included)
Location: Bexleyheath, Kent - South East London
How to book for groups: You are also welcome to choose your own date and book for the time that suits you. Contact us before you process your payment to ensure that your chosen date is available.
The group bookings course cost - select from the drop down menu:
Book as a group of up to 3 people - £135 per person (£405 as a group)
Sweet Bread Baking and Enriched Dough is definitely not a cake (that's our excuse for the diet conscious), but a great treat for Sunday breakfast or perfect with your coffee.
This is a hands on workshop, where you will learn about sweet breads and enriched dough, the different types of flours that we use and different types of rasing agents. We will still cover basics, so if you are new to baking, this workshop will give you solid foundation on which you can carry on baking your own sweet bread. You will learn how to correctly measure, knead, shape and bake enriched dough and how to make sure your sweet bread dough rises well every time. We will be using some advanced bread baking techniques such as using scalded flour for your baking. You will prepare your own dough and will be also working on dough prepared earlier by us.
Our workshops are run in small groups with plenty of one to one attention from your host - Magdalena Marsden.
Examples of some of the breads baked during the Sweet Dough Course
(if you book your own day, you are welcome to choose what you'd like to bake on the day when you book)
Saffron or Hot Cross Buns (Easter & Summer courses)
Day 'hands on' sweet bread baking course in a small group of up to 3 people (10 - 4 pm)
Course handouts with detailed descriptions of how to make sweet bread and useful resources information
Use of all equipment and an apron
Delicious refreshments - tea or coffee throughout the day, handmade biscuits and light lunch
Everything you bake on the day wrapped and ready to take home and suitable for freezing
'It was lovely to meet you Magdalena on Sunday. I picked up lots of great tips and the breads tasted delicious (not too sweet, just sweet enough). Thanks again for a brilliant course, and I look forward to more next year!'
Christina, Maidstone, Kent
'Thank you for the fantastic course - I wanted to get back to baking, now that I've retired, but somehow never really found the time to start! I've really enjoyed the sweet baking course and have already baked brioche for our family gathering last weekend. Everybody commented how deliciously soft the brioche was!
Rupert, Whistable, Kent
'I wasn't sure what to expect, as my partner bought your course for me as a surprise. But I didn't need to worry! My partner obviously knows me well, because I've enjoyed the whole day. My family loved the apple cakes'.
Pat, Sidcup, London
I've been baking for a while now, but never baked sweet breads with much success. I think I was never patient enough to wait for the dough to rise. I'm glad that I attended your enriched dough course, because it gave me the confidence I needed to start baking sweet breads again.