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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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  • Sourdoughs & Special Breads

    Pop on 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.

    *Please note that this is an advanced baking course aimed at those already experienced in baking bread by hand*

    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

      Classic Rye Sourdough

      Six Strand Challah

      Traditional Handshaped Boule

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

      Price: £ 120.00 per person

      • Tue 12th Nov 2019 10:00-14:00
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      • Tue 11th Feb 2020 10:00-16:00
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      • Tue 5th May 2020 10:00-16:00
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      • Tue 15th Sep 2020 10:00-16:00
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      • Wed 11th Nov 2020 10:00-16:00
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    • Stir Up Sunday

      Bring your pinny and roll up your sleeves, this special course has been designed to help us usher in Advent as we make our Christmas puddings together...

      Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with mulled wine, mince pies and homemade 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…

      As seen at the Country Living Christmas Fair

      We’d love you to join us as we welcome in the season to the sound of carols with mulled wine and mince pies.

      We are pleased to bring you this London Christmas Pudding course.

      Our time together will include:

      An introduction to Hen Corner

      Selecting a personal combination of fruit and nuts and your favourite tipple

      As the fruit is soaking, Sara will show you a couple of simple Christmas craft ideas

      Combine the recipe ingredients, then it’s time to stir up those perfect puddings.

      Each guest goes home with a goodie bag including recipe sheet with cooking instructions, craft items and your pudding in a ceramic bowl ready for the big day.

      Price: £ 50.00 per person

      • Sun 24th Nov 2019 15:00-17:30
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    • Christmas Baking

      Join us this festive season to make a selection of Christmas Bakes including our Special Stollen, the traditional German sweet bread encasing a rich almond filling, that is folded to represent the infant Christ in his swaddling clothes…

      Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and homemade 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 get busy baking…

      As seen at the Country Living Christmas Fair

      Join us as we welcome in the season to the sound of carols and roll up our sleeves for some Christmas baking. Whilst the aromas of warm baking fills the air, we will enjoy a simple lunch to fuel us for the tasks of the afternoon.

      We are pleased to bring you this London Christmas baking course.

      Recipes for the day may include:

      • Special Stollen
      • Homemade Mincemeat
      • Iced Snowflake Ginger Biscuits
      • Sweet Shortcrust Mince Pies
      • Filo Canapes

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

      Price: £ 95.00 per person

      • Tue 10th Dec 2019 10:00-15:30 Full
    • Bread: Sweet & Savoury

      Pop on 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, recipe sheets and the confidence to make more bread at home.

        Price: £ 95.00 per person

        • Tue 3rd Mar 2020 10:00-15:30
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        • Wed 10th Jun 2020 10:00-15:30
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        • Tue 20th Oct 2020 10:00-15:30
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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: £ 95.00 per person

        • Tue 16th Jun 2020 10:00-15:30
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        • Wed 8th Jul 2020 10:00-15:30
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      Sourdoughs & Special Breads

      Tuesday 5th May 2020 10:00-16:00

       

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