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Beginners bread making evening; 19 April

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: kevin@mudlarksgarden.org.uk.

Family fun!

Another successful course on Saturday and a first since we had a family with us.  Eric had bought a beginners course for both his sons’ and wifes’ birthdays.  Father and son had done a little bread making, generally with Wrights bread mixes, which had worked well but starting from scratch with dried yeast had produced mixed results.  I tailored the course to start with a straightforward granary but including a four strand plait, moving on to focaccia and our famous swirls.  We used fresh and dried yeast so they would gain confidence that they could bake successfully with dried yeast.  The results speak for themselves:

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Stephen making his cheese, sun-dried tomato and basil swirl: delicious!   DSCF3353 - Copy

Stephen making his delicious cheese, sun-dried tomato and basil swirl and the family with their days output.

Feedback was excellent:

“Thoroughly enjoyed our day.  Really pleased with the results and amazed at what we were able to produce”.  “Fantastic day.  Really boosted my confidence.  Superb lunch and great company.  10/10”

Still some places left for courses second half October and early November: