Summary The Beginner's Guide to Bread Making


  • Fri 7 Jul 2023   10.00 - 14.30
  • Sat 22 Apr 2023   10.00 - 14.30

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Does anything beat the smell of freshly baked bread straight out of the oven? Join us for a hands-on baking class and discover the joy that baking your own bread can bring.

This class is aimed at people completely new to the skill of bread making and will cover a variety of knowledge and techniques.

Areas covered:

  • Gain understanding of the flour and why we choose certain flours
  • Learn about the role of yeast
  • How and why we prove bread
  • Knocking back and baking
  • How to tell when your bread is baked sufficiently

Typical recipes may include:

  • Fruit soda bread
  • Enriched white bread
  • Italian bread

Class structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently – whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food, and often food to take home too.

Your day will comprise of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by the chef who is running the session. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs, their individual teaching style.

Unless otherwise stated, you will be eating the food that you have cooked during your class for lunch, usually with wine or elderflower cordial around a communal table. If your class does not involve cooking lunch you will enjoy delicious sharing platters prepared by the school.

Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

Practical info The Beginner's Guide to Bread Making

What is included:

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • A recipe booklet
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
  • Lunch of your own making or sharing platters prepared by the school, both with Louis Latour wines
  • We do the washing up!

What you need to bring:

  • Flat soled shoes
  • Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).

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