Keith Kirby

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Keith Kirby, founder of Lekito.

I love to bake! Ever since I was a child I have been drawn to baking. I started with pastry and cakes and I still love doing that. But for the past decade or more, bread has become the thing that I love most of all. The variety and styles of bread seem endless and it’s always exciting to get out the flour and start preparing for a bake. It's great to be part of the Bread Angels network, a group of artisan bakers who believe in real bread and baking for good.
It often strikes me how there seem to be so many people who only ever experience mass produced bread with little nutritional value and even less taste. Working with simple, good ingredients works every time. 
Making bread for my pop-up bakery stall under my Lekito brand is a great joy. The best thing of all is when someone buys a product and comes back for more, especially when they say how much they liked it. That is life affirming!
In 2017 and 2019 I won gold and silver awards at the World Bread Awards, held in London.
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Introduction to bread

In this one day course you will learn the basics of bread. We will start with an introduction to the basic ingredients and a dive into what makes bread work and share some knowledge about dough. Then, we will begin working to produce a variety of breads. You will be introduced to mixing techniques and shown a couple of different approaches to developing the dough to make it useable. We will make three or four different doughs during the class and we will make a great selection to take home.

What you will learn:
  • The basics you need to make any bread
  • How to work the dough
  • How to shape bread
  • How to bake a variety of loaves, rolls and breadsticks

Lunch is included. And you will go home with everything you bake!

Making your own fresh bread is a fantastic life skill. And your friends and family will thank you for it! In this class you will learn the basics of bread baking and you will go home with a fine selection of breads you can be proud of!

Price : £150.00 / per person

Sat 15 Jan 2022 - 08:45/15:00

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