The best hands on introduction to get started with bread baking!
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COURSE DATES 2018
9 Dec, Sunday - last place available
COURSE DATES 2019
There are no specific dates for this course for 2019, but you are welcome to book your own date for a group of up to 3 people. Check our availability in the calendar below, choose a date you like, process your payment directly here on our website and add your choosen date & time you wish to start to the notes at the checkout.
TIME: 10-1.30 pm (or whatever time suits you when booked as a group)
COST: £85 per person
GROUP SIZE: 1-3 Students
SKILLS LEVEL: Suitable for all, perfect for beginners or if you want to brush up your bread baking skills
LOCATION: Bexleyheath, South East London - Kent borders
BOOK YOUR OWN DATE
We can run this bread baking course for a group of up to 3 people on a day that suits you. The total cost for a group booking for this course is £255. We are happy to offer morning, afternoon or evening sessions. Contact us here for availability.
This Introduction to Bread Making Course is the perfect way to start with bread baking. In just over three hours you will create simple, but delicious bread with various flavours and finishes.
This is a hands on bread course - you will learn how to mix, knead and shape basic bread and rolls. During this bread baking course we will typically make a white, wholemeal bread and soda bread You will also learn about the different types of flours, the process of gluten development and more imporantly how to bake your bread to achieve that perfect 'artisan' look!
This bread course is run in a homely and friendly environment of our Victorian kitchen with plenty of personal tuition from your host - Magdalena Marsden. There is plenty of bread baking demonstrations from your tutor, but you work on your own bread and decide what flour you use and the style you'd like to achieve.
Traditional White or Wholemeal bread
Seeded bread rolls
Cheese & Walnut Soda bread (other flavours also available)
All bread and rolls you make during the bread course and packaging
Refreshments - tea, coffee and freshly baked cake or biscuits
Course recipe pack to help you continue baking at home
Use of all equipment and apron
This course doesn't include lunch, but there is always butter & cheese available to try your freshly baked bread before you head home.
- HOW DID I GET INTO BREAD BAKING? -
'I have started to bake my own bread about 20 years ago, when I moved to London from Prague and could not really find the type of bread I was used to. The traditional Czech bread is very similar - in taste - to sourdough bread, made with rye flour starter and caraway seeds. Back then, there were no artisan bakeries in London, at least I've not come across one, so I wanted to learn how to bake my own bread.
I experimented with different recipes and after few initial disasters I produced bread I could be proud of! Since then, we rarely buy bread in shop and one of my personal challenges is never to run out of my own handmade bread. When I used to work full time, I would always come back from work and start kneading bread. It was actually very relaxing and great stress release! And at the end of the evening, we even had a freshly baked bread for next day.
I love to share my skills and passion for a good bread with you - whether you are just starting out or have bit more of an experience! I used to work in a bakery - once as a student and later on when I was setting up my current business - where a lot of the bread baking is mechanised, but I do prefer to just use my hands to knead and shape the bread.
So, whether you are just starting with bread baking or you need a little refresher, join me for the next workshop and find out for yourself how easy is to bake a good bread - when you know how!
Magdalena - Cocoa & Heart
WHAT OTHER'S SAID
'Just a quick thank you for the bread course yesterday.
I really enjoyed it and have already recommended you to someone!
Thanks and all the best for the future'
Steve, Maidstone, Kent
'Thank you for a great evening of baking on Thursday, both myself and my uncle thoroughly enjoyed the session'
Once again, thanks for a great class'
Rachel, Bromley, London
'Thank you for running your bread course for our family. We've really enjoyed the day and couldn't quite believe how much bread we've made during the session. We absolutely loved the process of bread baking - it's such a relaxing thing to do! Well it is now, when I know what to do! I've always struggled with bread baking and never realised how important the bread shaping was. Mine bread has always gone flat in the oven.
You'll be pleased to know that I'm putting my new bread baking skills to a good use and so far I've baked my own bread every week. It's still tricky to bake enough to last us for the whole week, but my eldest son has started to help me and promissed he will help to knead the dough for me!
I love how bread baking is bringing our family together and I wanted to thank you for that.
Miriam, Margate, Kent
'I didn't know what to expect from the day, because it was bought for me as a surprise birthday present by my daughters. I must have mentioned that when I retire I finally want to learn how to bake a bread!
Thank you for being so patient with me - I think I'm really slow learner, but your bread course was so nicely paced and you've always explained what to do next and helped me when I needed it. I could never believe that I can bake bread in just one morning, but here you are, I think I'm the proof you can!
John, Bexleyheath, London
'Thank you for accomodating our group of friends on such a short notice! We had a few days in London and thought it would be nice to do something practical together. My sister was always keen on learning how to bake bread and I was curious too. My friend had a couple of disasterous bakes in the past, so she never wanted to bake bread again! We've really enjoyed the morning with you - you are such a lovely host and so easy to talk to. I think my friend conquered her fear of bread, because (not only that she has enjoyed herself on the day) she already posted few pictures of her latest bread bakes on her Instagram and they look pretty good to me!