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Another fun course!

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.

Impressive output

Impressive output

A great comment from one participant was thanks for taking the fear out of making bread and she is an excellent cook!

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We are back!

Having retired in April last year I now have a little more time so, due to popular demand, classes are back!  We did a Christmas bread class in December including Stollen and Panettone and we have another class (already full) Feb 4th.  We will run a few more over the next few months so, if you are interested please email or call.

We can pretty much accommodate whatever anyone wants to learn but we recently made the Scandinavian Kanellängd featured on the Christmas bake off and it was delicious: cinnamon butter filling in an enriched dough.

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We are also doing dinner party rolls and breads for a lady who runs a supper club and shall also be doing breakfast breads for another lady who runs a B&B.  Take a look through the site to see the type of things we have done in the past.

Format: 09.30 for 10.00 start, finishing c. 16.00.  Three batches of bread to take home plus recipes.  Coffee/tea and home made biscuits/cake plus lunch with wine, beer, soft drink etc.

Price: We are no longer supplying a free apron since most people already have an extensive collection so can offer a whole day course for £80 per person.  £20 deposit (transferable but non refundable) secures a place with balance on the day.

Any questions, please email, call or leave a comment on the site.

We look forward to seeing you and, remember, keep baking!

 

 

Gold standard bread!

 

 

 

 

 

Certificates arrived today!  Gold for both Aussie Fruit Loaf and Turkish Pide and Bronze for Pesto swirl.  Many of the professional winners are from small bakeries so check out whether any is near you: http://www.worldbreadawards.com/competition/winners/

Winner of the Amateur section was Andy Munarriz (@AndyMunarriz) who looks to be a great cook as well as a world class baker.

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Sicilian Schiacciata

Discovered Aromi in Cambridge, a cafe serving delicious Sicilian bread and cakes: http://www.aromi.co.uk/ Particularly liked their Schiacciata so made some on Sunday:

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Ok, not quite as good as these but this chap looks m,like he has been making them all his life.  You can watch him work the dough through the window of the Cafe!

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Its a 70% hydration dough and, using lots of semolina, it doesn’t get too sticky.  One to add to the flat bread course, Nov 8th.

 

 

Flat bread course; 8 November

Had a flurry of booking for this course so only one place left.  If you want to know how to make Panini imbottiti (Italian stuffed buns), stuffed and flavoured focaccias, calzone and Turkish Pide, book now.

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Panini imbottiti di formaggio

I just love these words!  Panini is the plural of panino which means small bread roll in Italian, rather than the flat, toasted sandwiches we have become used to. Imbottiti means stuffed or, literally, padded/cushioned.  These are from Gino D’Acampo’s book ‘Italian Home Baking’ which includes recipes for a lot of Italian artisan bread and are part of our ‘meals in one’ class.  Stuffed with a mixture of Taleggio, Cheddar, egg and paprika they are very, very tasty.

When I make them again I will probably drop the Taleggio which is rather pricey and go for any strong cheese like a Camembert, past its best or a blue cheese.  They are surprisingly light and make very good party food or hors d’ouevres.

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