Come along to my kitchen in North Hertfordshire and learn how to bake bread. I have a micro bakery where I bake bread to order for the community and supply bread for various events and functions in the area. Classes are small, maximum 4 people, which allows for a more intimate gathering. In the basic bread making class, you will learn about and experience handling dough - a tactile experience you can never learn from books or youtube. I will also introduce you to the dark art of sourdough starters!! Bread is a living thing and you will be amazed at the whole process, from mixing and kneading, the wonders of proving, stretching and folding, to the incredible pleasure and pride of taking your loaf, in all its golden glory, out of the oven! Each session lasts four and a half hours (although people enjoy themselves so much, it can run on for longer) with refreshments and a very tasty lunch. You will be making all the bread yourself so be prepared to get very floury and sticky. You get to take all your goodies home along with handy tips and recipes – it is so easy once you know how. Making bread can change your life – it did mine! My bakery is listed on the Real Bread Campaign website. Visit my website: www.astonparishbakery.co.uk CHANGE/CANCELLATION POLICY: If you want to change or cancel a full two weeks before your course you can do so with an administrative fee of £10. There are no changes or cancellations within two weeks. I am sorry to appear draconian, but I am a small business and hope you understand. If for any reason, you are unable to attend, then you could of course send someone else to take your place if you wish to do so, without incurring any extra charges. If you don't see a class time that suits you, email me and I can arrange a more suitable date and time.

Upcoming Events & Courses

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  • Introduction to bread making

    Price: £ 75.00 per person

    • Wednesday 1st Feb 2017 10:30-15:00 Too late
  • Introduction to bread making

    Price: £ 75.00 per person

    • Wednesday 8th Feb 2017 10:30-15:00 Too late
  • Introduction to bread making

    Price: £ 75.00 per person

    • Sunday 12th Feb 2017 10:30-15:00 Too late
  • Introduction to bread making

    Price: £ 75.00 per person

    • Wednesday 15th Feb 2017 10:30-15:00 Too late
  • Introduction to bread making

    Price: £ 75.00 per person

    • Sunday 5th Mar 2017 10:30-15:00 Full
  • Introduction to bread making

    Price: £ 75.00 per person

    • Sunday 12th Mar 2017 10:30-15:00 Book!
  • Introduction to bread making

    Price: £ 75.00 per person

    • Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017 10:30-15:00 Book!
  • Introduction to bread making

    Price: £ 75.00 per person

    • Sunday 2nd Apr 2017 10:30-15:00 Book!
  • Introduction to bread making

    Price: £ 75.00 per person

    • Wednesday 12th Apr 2017 10:30-15:00 Book!
  • Introduction to bread making

    Price: £ 75.00 per person

    • Wednesday 19th Apr 2017 10:30-15:00 Book!
  • Introduction to bread making

    In celebration of Real Bread Week the class will include Fougasse

    Price: £ 75.00 per person

    • Sunday 7th May 2017 10:30-15:00 Book!