Starts: 23 March 2013 09:30
Ends: 23 March 2013 17:00
Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, near Edinburgh
A one-day introduction to real bread baking
This is where the journey begins. In one well-organised day you’ll make several loaves with your own hands, and you’ll find that it’s not just the dough that will rub off on you. You’ll take home the knowledge and skill to make it perfectly possible to avoid factory loaves (and their dubious effects) for good. Tasty and nutritious loaves for every day, savoury specialities or sweet indulgences, your daily bread will be under your control. You can’t bottle the aroma of baking or the laughs you’ll have along the way, but they’ll be just as real as your bread.
This course is for:
- people who have baked a bit (perhaps in a breadmaker) but don’t feel very confident about the process
- cake bakers who would like to get into bread
- those who want to make real bread for their family and would like a helping hand to get started.
The course lasts:
One day, from 9.30 am to 5 pm
You will learn:
- how easy it is to make basic loaves without additives or special tricks
- which flour to choose to get the flavour, texture and nourishment you want
- how to get yeast working reliably without anxiety and why ‘sourdough’ is a great way to make bread
- how kneading produces light loaves - and how some great breads can be made without it
- shaping, rising and baking methods and tips for cutting, serving and storing your bread
- how to develop your new-found skills.
You will make and take home:
- four different loaves that you have made with your own hands with expert guidance
You will also get:
- a signed copy of Bread Matters by Andrew Whitley
- coffee, lunch and tea (all organic, with much of the food grown on the Macbiehill smallholding).
'Many thanks to you all as this was really worth while and will kick-start my breadmaking.'
Cost: £185 (including VAT)
To book: Please call 01968 660449 or visit www.breadmatters.com