We have a waiting list for bread making classes which is currently closed – we will be releasing some dates to the public in the coming months so watch this space!
Designed to show how the techniques and processes used in a professional bakery can be applied at home, this course is suitable for all abilities – from beginners to those with plenty of home baking experience.
The classes are led by Ben Mills, a baker with four years experience working at Leeds Bread Co-op, plus time spent baking elsewhere. As well as baking bread commercially, Ben uses bread, dough, grain, and all things floury in visual and community art projects around the UK. Alongside another of our experienced bakers, he will show you how to cultivate and use wild yeast to make sourdough bread, how to handle and shape wet doughs, judge the proof of shaped dough and how to bake a beautiful loaf of bread.
The class is hands-on and students will be mixing, shaping and baking the loaves themselves. There will be plenty of detail offered to illuminate each stage of the process and students are encouraged to ask questions throughout.
During the day, you will typically make:
- Vollkornbrot, a German style sourdough made with 100% rye flour.
- Sourdough pizzas, for lunch, shaped, topped and baked by participants.
- White Sourdough, a classic country-style sourdough loaf.
- Focaccia, made with commercial yeast and pre-ferment (to include various toppings and shaping).
The cost of the class is varied, depending on your personal income, as follows:
– More than £30,000 per year: £155
– Income £16-30,000 per year: £135
– Income less than £16,000 per year: £115
– Concessionary rate: £40
(concessionary rate is available for people not in employment, full-time students over 16, people in receipt of DLA/PIP, Tax Credits, JSA,
Housing Benefit, or a State Pension – limited to 2 per class, on a first-come-first-served basis)
See below for more info on our tiered pricing system.
The class is limited to 8 people. It takes place at our bakery and will run 10am-5pm.
Lunch and refreshments are provided, and you will get to take home everything you bake.
The course is delivered around the central bench of our working bakery and you will need to stand for most of the day.
If you need to cancel your booking or change the date, we are happy to give a full refund if it’s more that than 1 month before. If it’s less than 1 month before we can give a 50% refund, and if we are able to fill the place then will refund the other 50%. If it’s 1 week before or less then unfortunately we can’t give a refund (unless we manage to fill your place).
More info on tiered pricing
We want to ensure that our classes are accessible to a diverse range of people and recognise that one person’s financial situation will differ from another. So that money is less of a barrier to participating, we offer a tiered pricing structure and ask that you select the price appropriate for your personal circumstances.
These are available for our bread making classes – please contact us at the bakery and we’ll get one sorted for you. Please note that gift vouchers are date specific and only available for classes that we have spaces available on, unfortunately we aren’t able to take payment/arrange give vouchers in advance of class dates being released.