Introduction to Baking
Our introduction to baking is design to give you the understanding and technique that you need to make your own breads, rather than just give you recipes in a parrot fashion.
More about the Introduction to Bread Baking Course
Rather than give out recipes “parrot fashion”, this course has been devised to give an insight to some of the complexities in the baking process. This will allow you to “understand” how to make bread with a feeling and so be able to go further at home with this knowledge – being confident to experiment with a little more certainty and a greater chance of success. You will understand more about what recipes mean when you come to follow them.
During the course you will:
- Make doughs using different types of yeast and learn how to “balance” a recipe
- Make a white dough using the “sponge and dough” method or “pinch back” in the domestic kitchen. From this dough you will produce a cottage loaf, pitta bread and practise your platting skills.
- Make a soda bread to demonstrate the reaction using bicarb and buttermilk
- Make an enriched dough to demonstrate the advantages of a flying sponge fermentation and produce Chelsea Buns
- Finally you will make short pastry to demonstrate how you can destroy the proteins present in the flour as well as develop them for your breads
Who should attend?
- Complete bread beginners
- People with bread machines who would like to start making from scratch
- People with limited experience or success in making bread their own bread who want to get a better understanding of the basic principles
Payment & refunds
Please note that all courses must be paid for at the time of booking and they are on a first come first served basis. Refunds may be given if you notify us by calling the mill (01666 505050) at least 24 hours before course start – otherwise no refund will be made.
Courses start at 9:30 and finish at about 4pm (bread depending!)
Please try and arrive by 9:15am to get ready for a prompt start.
Please bring with you an apron and a willing pair of hands.
Lunch will be provided
Location & Directions
Both Courses will be held at our Frampton On Severn Mill
Shipton Mill, Bridge Road, Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire GL2 7HE
M5 junction 13 - go to the A38 turn left toward Bristol, pass the petrol station on the left - Filter and turn right, -go through the village of Frampton on Severn - Pass the green and the Bell Inn on your left -Just before the canal bridge turn right into the industrial estate - Go to the “Weigh bridge” office where you will be welcomed.