People who visit the Handmade Bakery often remark on its special atmosphere. This is never more noticeable than when we host one of our regular courses, right in the heart of the bakery. The space is alive with activity-the chatter of café visitors mixing with the energetic conversations and laughter of the participants working hard around the teaching tables.
Education has always been a vital component of what we do. Sharing our passion and knowledge of the artisan process is important to us. We love being able to pass on an awareness of the methods and techniques that enable others to make delicious and nutritious breads in their own kitchens… whilst having a great time!
Hundreds of people have learnt the Handmade Bakery approach to slow fermentation through our incredibly popular Artisan Basics course or the more involved, but so rewarding, art of sourdough production. Some have grappled with the wetter dough of Italian baking and others have enjoyed the sweet and delicious sensations of rolling their very own croissants on the Patisserie course.
Each course is based on a maximum of 12 attendees. We provide two of our regular, experienced Handmade Bakers to ensure an enjoyable day of baking and learning. The day starts with a breakfast of our own artisan pastries, coffee and tea to ensure that everybody is focused after their journey to get to us. A hearty lunch and afternoon cake and refreshments will ensure plenty of time to relax, recharge batteries and share experiences with fellow participants. Everyone will leave for home with the day’s recipes, all the course notes and the magnificent products of their baking endeavour!