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Christmas bread course, 29 October

Pleased to say only a few places left for this Sundays course in aid of Mudlarks Charity in Hertford.  Making the Christmas classics of Stollen and Panettone and with lunch provided you will learn the art of working with enriched doughs and produce superb loaves for yourself or as gifts.  See here for mroe detail: https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/128978507757900/

 

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Bread classses for charity

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: kevin@mudlarksgarden.org.uk.

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.

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Holiday breads workshop

Bread making September 2017

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/

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Great time at Mudlarks

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/

 

What can a course cover?

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.

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!