Having recently retired, I am no longer delivering bread classes commercially. However, I am running classes and workshops for charities, most recently for Mudlarks in Hertford. Our next one is Sunday 29 October and features Christmas Breads and we may run one closer to Christmas (Sunday 17 December) if there is sufficient demand. More detail below and you can register with Kevin: email@example.com.
Christmas breads; Sunday 29 October and possibly Sunday 17 December
Panettone and Stollen are classics but have you ever tried to make them? What about a Swedish Kanellängd, which featured on Christmas Bake-off last year? Choosing two of these three we will show you how to deal with these very soft, enriched doughs so you can turn out these attractive and tasty breads.
Following the success of our workshop in April (see below), we have another one organised with a focus on holiday breads; those delicious ciabattas, focaccias etc you may have had on holiday. Although more demanding than your average loaf the course is suitable for beginners. All proceeds go to the Mudlarks charity: https://www.facebook.com/events/1904313116561809/
Our first course with Mudlarks cafe went really well. We had eight ladies turn up to learn the basics of breadmaking and some impressive loaves and rolls were produced.
Likely to be more later in the year including:
Summer holiday breads eg: focaccia, ciabatta, Turkish Pide
Breads to impress
Christmas breads: Panettone, Stollen and Kangellangd.
Meanwhile, if you have not sampled the delights of the Mudlarks Cafe at 10 Railway Street, Hertford, treat yourself: http://wordpress.mudlarksgarden.org.uk/mudlarks-garden-cafe/
This evening’s bake, far left, of Granary and ‘Mighty White’ (white+wholemeal). Plaited Pide in the centre and knotted rolls and focaccia far right. All on the agenda for 19 April workshop: https://twitter.com/mudlarksgarden?lang=en
Having had delicious lunches and cakes at Mudlarks catfe in Hertford (http://wordpress.mudlarksgarden.org.uk/mudlarks-garden-cafe/), I offered to run a bread making workshop for them with all profits going to the Mudlarks charity. It is a bit of an experiment but, if successful, will lead to a series of workshops through the year with seasonal breads and more advanced techniques.
So, if you have always wanted to bake bread or need a refresher, please come along. The venue is 10 Railway Street, Hertford, SG14 1BG and it will run from 19.00-21.30, Wednesday 19th April. Please email Kevin to book a place: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Almost anything you like. The photos below show the output from our last course which included basic white and granary loaves, focaccia, panettone, pesto swirls and spiced marzipan dessert bread. We also covered shaping, knot rolls, 3 and 4 strand plaits, cottage loaves as well as small rolls for dinner parties and ‘shots’, very small rolls with olives in the centre.
Varied course on Saturday covering basic bread, shaping, plaiting etc as well as Panettone, pesto swirls and our famous spiced apple swirl with marzipan. Great bunch of ladies including an Aunt and her niece who was our Star baker and they turned out some excellent bread.
A great comment from one participant was thanks for taking the fear out of making bread and she is an excellent cook!