Come along to one of my bread making classes and, as well as a fun, relaxed day out, you’ll pick up new skills and leave with the confidence to get baking more bread at home. That’s not to mention all the freshly baked bread you’ll take home and the opportunity to get all your bread baking questions answered.
Read on to find out more about the benefits of booking a bread making class with The Epsom Bakehouse. And if you’d like to know more about future bread making classes, click here.
1. You’ll receive a warm welcome into my own home kitchen
Classes are held at my home in Epsom (see the photo above). I love to build your confidence baking great bread in a home kitchen environment and look forward to answering your bread baking questions as we go through the class.
I do occasionally hold classes at other carefully chosen venues around Epsom, and you’ll be notified if this is the case. All venues have parking nearby (you can park on the street at my house) and are near public transport links.
2. You don’t need any prior baking experience before you come on a class
During each class, I guide you step by step through each recipe that we bake. No previous experience is required for any of my classes and you’ll have plenty of time to ask any questions you have.
3. You won’t need to bring much with you to class
All ingredients and equipment are provided on the day. So you’ll just need to bring along a bag or box to take home your freshly baked breads in, plus an apron if you like. During the class, you’ll use ingredients that are readily available in local supermarkets, meaning you can even stock up on the way home if you want to get baking bread again soon!
4. You’ll have time to ask any bread baking questions you have
My class sizes are kept small – usually six people maximum, or four for my Sourdough Breads course. Small class sizes allow plenty of time for you to ask any bread baking questions you have, and for me to help each student as needed with their bread baking.
5. You won’t just be sitting listening to me
Once you’ve arrived and settled in, you’ll soon be getting your hands into sticky dough. Every attendee mixes, kneads and shapes their own breads during the class, following along with my demonstration. This helps you get plenty of hands-on experience making a variety of breads that you’ll be able to bake again once back home.
6. You’ll have fun!
From gaining new skills to enjoying a day with your partner, friend or family member, as well as meeting new people and baking some delicious bread – doing a class can be a lot of fun! Classes are friendly and relaxed and there’s plenty of time to chat as we bake.
7. You get to take home more than just freshly baked bread – there’s even a gift from me
We cover a lot in class, from kneading techniques to various recipes and the basic science behind bread baking. To help you remember it all, you’ll be given detailed notes about the various stages of bread making alongside each of the recipes you’ve baked on the day. Plus there’s a gift for each attendee – an Epsom Bakehouse dough scraper, a handy piece of bread making kit!
8. You’ll get to try some bread you’ve baked during the class lunch
A light lunch is included during each class and you’ll get to enjoy the tasty fruits of your labour as you’ll bake the bread we eat. Lunch is a chance to sit down and relax as your other breads rise before baking – and there’s often more bread chat as we eat! Vegetarian and vegan diets can be accommodated for lunch too – please just let me know in advance.
9. You’ll have the opportunity to wow family and friends
My favourite moment in any class is the ‘wow’ moment as freshly baked breads are pulled out of the oven. Everyone gathers round to breathe in the delicious aroma and marvel at their creations. And they can’t wait to get home and show family and friends what they’ve baked – many even plan their evening meal around their bakes!
From mastering the versatile tin loaf to baking long-fermented sourdough breads, plus seasonal offerings such as my popular Christmas baking class, there are a range of classes to choose from. Find out more and book a class via this link.