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Lucie Steel. WEST BERKSHIRE

Learn to bake bread in BERKSHIRE with Birch Bread Bakery. I used to have a micro bakery based in a shipping container in my garden, where I baked and sold all types of bread and taught others to bake real bread.

I have now opened a new Bakery in Pangbourne, Birch Bread and this is where courses will be held. Sunday is Course day as the bakery is working every other day and the shop is open Tuesday to Saturday. 

My Shipping Container bakery was filmed for the BBC and was featured in Country Living Magazine in 2015 and 2016 and is featured in their Turn Your Hobby Into A Business, Bookazine. In 2017 my micro bakery was featured in The Sunday Times, business section and on BBC Saturday Kitchen Live. 


Upcoming Events & Courses

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  • Sourdough Bread Course

    learn to bake bread in Berkshire. In this hands on course we will teach you how to bake sourdough bread so that you leave the class with an intuitive understanding of what it is, how it works and how to do it at home. At the end of the Sourdough Bread Course we will have answered the following questions: - how do I make and keep a sourdough starter - how do I bake sourdough bread in my busy life - how is sourdough bread different to commercial yeasted bread. The Sourdough Bread Course is a full day. 

    During the day you will get very sticky and floury as you learn how to bake wonderful crusty wheat sourdoughs with a selection of flours. You will also learn how to bake Swedish Sourdough Cracker Bread.  A two course lunch, and drinks during the day are all included.  Naturally you will have all of your freshly baked breads to take home as well as your very own sourdough starter.  The cost is £150.00

    Change/Cancellation Policy:Please be aware that once your booking is made no refunds can be given. Amendments to bookings can be made up to 30 days before the start of the course. Before this time we can swap you to a different course if you change your mind. We are unfortunately unable to change bookings with less than 30days until the course start date, however we are happy to accept someone else in your place at any point.  Please Note - once your booking is made no refund can be made unless we manage to fill your space on the course. We are a small business and are grateful for your custom

    Price: £ 150.00 per person

    • Sun 20th Jan 2019 10:00-16:30 Full
    • Sun 3rd Mar 2019 10:00-16:30 Full
    • Sun 12th May 2019 10:00-16:30
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  • Introduction to Italian Breads

    In this four and half hour, hands on course, you will learn to make Focaccia, Ciabatta, Spinach Bread and Italian rolls. We will see how dry doughs and wet doughs produce very different breads and how to make bread baking fit into our busy modern lives. These breads all taste amazing and are great fun to learn to make. Once you’ve tasted your own fresh baked breads you will never go back! 

    Lunch is included and you will have all your freshly baked breads to take home too. You can attend this class as a bread baking beginner or if you are already baking or just want to polish up your Italian bread skills. course cost is £80.00 per person

    Change/Cancellation Policy: Please be aware that once your booking is made no refunds can be given. Amendments to bookings can be made up to 30 days before the start of the course. Before this time we can swap you to a different course if you change your mind. We are unfortunately unable to change bookings with less than 30days until the course start date, however we are happy to accept someone else in your place at any point.  Please Note - once your booking is made no refund can be made unless we manage to fill your space on the course. We are a small business and are grateful for your custom

    Price: £ 80.00 per person

    • Sun 10th Feb 2019 10:30-15:00 Full
    • Sun 23rd Jun 2019 10:30-15:00
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Basic Bread Course

Thursday 14th Jun 2018 10:00-14:30

Sorry this event is now fully booked.