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Sara Ward - Hen Corner, West London

Sara has been baking bread for her family and friends from her urban smallholding, Hen Corner, for many years.

Since training as a Bread Angel she has opened a Micro Bakery and looks forward to passing on her skills through a series of courses.


Upcoming Events & Courses

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  • Bread: Sweet & Savoury

    Bring your pinny and roll up your sleeves, this special course has been designed to help develop your artisan culinary skills as we create beautiful bread, both sweet and savoury, in our London kitchen…

    Sara Ward trained as a Bread Angel with Jane Mason of Virtuous Bread back in 2015 and has more recently completed a Five Day Intensive Bread course and further Croissant & Viennoiserie training with Richard Bertinet at his Cookery School in Bath.

    You will be welcomed to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and home made treats. Then, after an introduction to our time together, you will have opportunity to stroll around the garden visiting the chickens and bees, then off to the conservatory and kitchen to knead that dough…

    Whilst the aromas of warm baking fills the air, and other batches are proving, we will enjoy a simple lunch to fuel us for the tasks of the afternoon.

    We are pleased to bring you this London bread making course.

    Recipes for the day may include:

        Rosemary Focaccia

        Organic White Stone Baked Loaf

        Artisan Cheese Bread

        Wholemeal 50/50 Loaf

        Cinnamon Swirls

        Sticky Fruit Buns

      Everyone goes home with their hand made bakes, banneton, dough scraper, recipe sheets and the confidence to make more bread at home.

      Price: £ 90.00 per person

      • Tue 9th Jan 2018 10:00-15:30
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      • Wed 28th Feb 2018 10:00-15:30
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      • Wed 28th Mar 2018 10:00-15:30
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      • Tue 24th Apr 2018 10:00-15:30
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      • Wed 23rd May 2018 10:00-15:30
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      • Tue 19th Jun 2018 10:00-15:30
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      • Tue 17th Jul 2018 10:00-15:30
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      • Tue 14th Aug 2018 10:00-15:30
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      • Wed 19th Sep 2018 10:00-15:30
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      • Tue 16th Oct 2018 10:00-15:30
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      • Wed 28th Nov 2018 10:00-15:30
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    • Toast and Marmalade

      Whilst the ground may look cold and barren in midwinter London, it's a different story in sunny Spain - the Seville oranges are in season...

      Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and home-made treats. After an introduction to our time together you will have opportunity to stroll around the garden visiting the chickens and bees, then off to the conservatory and kitchen to prep & preserve…

      Making:

        Traditional Seville Orange Marmalade

        Lemon, Honey & Ginger Marmalade

        Handmade Organic Bread

      We are pleased to bring you this London marmalade making course.

      Our time together will include:

        An introduction to Hen Corner

        A history of preserving and marmalade

        Preparing fruit and creating two varieties of marmalade

        Making a loaf of bread

        Homemade lunch together

        Potting up the finished marmalade

        Baking our loaves

      Each guest goes home with a goodie bag, your bread and marmalade, all recipe sheets, and the confidence to make more at home.

      Price: £ 90.00 per person

      • Tue 30th Jan 2018 10:00-15:30
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    • Sourdoughs & Special Breads

      Bring your pinny and roll up your sleeves, this special course has been designed to help develop your artisan culinary skills as we get busy with the starters, poolish and bigas creating beautiful sourdough bread, and some traditional bakes, in our London kitchen…

      Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and home made treats. After an introduction to our time together, we will get busy with the dough creating wonderful breads throughout the day.

      Whilst the aromas of warm baking fills the air, and other batches are proving, we will enjoy a simple lunch to fuel us for the tasks of the afternoon. Over lunch you will have opportunity to stroll around the garden visiting the chickens and bees, then back to the kitchen to bake that bread…

      We are pleased to bring you this London sourdough bread making course.

      Recipes for the day may include:

          Sixteen Hour Sourdough

          Spelt with Rye Sourdough

          Traditional Handshaped Boule

          Challah

          Classic Rye

        Everyone goes home with their hand made bakes, banneton, dough scraper, recipe sheets and the confidence to make more bread at home.

        Price: £ 90.00 per person

        • Tue 6th Feb 2018 10:00-16:00
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        • Wed 11th Apr 2018 10:00-16:00
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        • Tue 25th Sep 2018 10:00-16:00
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      • Baking for Afternoon Tea

        Bring your pinny and roll up your sleeves, this special course has been designed to brush up your baking skills as we create Afternoon Tea fit for a queen, in our London kitchen…

        Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and home made treats. After an introduction to our time together you will have opportunity to stroll around the garden visiting the chickens and bees, then off to the conservatory and kitchen to begin our baking. This course will get you kneading, rolling and mixing as we make five recipes together using a variety of baking skills.

        We are pleased to bring you this London baking course

        Our recipes for the day may include:

            Bread: New York Bagels

            Shortcrust Pastry: Mini Quiches

            Sweet Pastry: Lemon Meringue Pie

            Cakes: Victoria Sandwich or Coffee & Walnut

          We end our day enjoying Afternoon Tea together, each guest goes home with the treats that they've made, recipe sheets and the confidence to bake more at home…

          On your marks, Get set – Bake!

          Price: £ 90.00 per person

          • Tue 13th Mar 2018 10:00-16:30
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        • Baking Together (Family Course)

          Ready, Steady – Bake!

          This course will get you kneading, rolling and mixing as we make four recipes together using a variety of baking skills.

          **All children must be accompanied by a paying participanting adult**

          You will be welcomed with drinks and home-made cookies then after our introductions it’s time to meet the chickens, collect the eggs and roll up our sleeves to bake bread, cookies, pastry and cakes.

          We are pleased to bring you this London baking course for children

          Team leader, Sara Ward, has many years experience working with children through work with charity, local schools and Children’s Centres.

          Our recipes for the day may include:

              Bread: Cheesy Rolls

              Pastry: Mini Tarts

              Cakes: Cup Cakes

              Cookies: Honey & Oat

            Each guest goes home with the treats that they've made, recipe sheets and the confidence to bake more at home…

            Price: £ 25.00 per person

            • Thu 5th Apr 2018 10:00-13:00
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            • Wed 24th Oct 2018 10:00-13:00
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          • A Day at Hen Corner

            Come and visit Hen Corner and try the life for yourself, be it keeping chickens, making cider, growing your own food or artisan cooking skills we are enjoying life to the full and invite you to come and try your hand to it!

            This special course is designed to give a taste of life on our urban smallholding; you will grow in knowledge, develop skills and explore opportunities that you can incorporate into your own life.

            Our introduction to the day, with coffee and home made biscuits, will outline the background and ethos of Hen Corner, then it’s time to roll up your sleeves…

            We are pleased to bring you this London Urban Small Holding course for beginners.

            Our day will include:

              Baking Bread

              Preserving jam or chutney

              Urban Hens

              Lunch together

              Introduction to Bee Keeping

            Each guest goes home with their loaf of bread, pot of preserve and a smile on their face!

            Price: £ 90.00 per person

            • Wed 6th Jun 2018 10:00-15:30
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            • Thu 30th Aug 2018 10:00-15:30
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          • Scones and Jam

            Think Summer, think strawberries, think afternoon tea…

            Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with drinks and home made biscuits. After an introduction to our time together you will have opportunity to stroll around the garden visiting the chickens and bees, then off to the conservatory and kitchen to prep & preserve…

            Whilst the strawberry jam is bubbling to the perfect set, we will roll up our sleeves to bake hand-made scones together ready for our afternoon tea.

            We are pleased to bring you this London preserving course.

            Our time together will include:

              Introduction to seasonal harvest and type of preserving

              Preparing and making a batch of jam

              Sterilising jars for preserves

              Making and baking scones

              Afternoon Tea together

            Each guest goes home with recipe sheets, their scones and a jar of our jam.

            Price: £ 50.00 per person

            • Thu 28th Jun 2018 13:30-15:30
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            • Tue 24th Jul 2018 13:30-15:30
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          Bread: Sweet & Savoury

          Tuesday 14th Aug 2018 10:00-15:30

           

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