Join us to learn how to bake delicious breads. During these hands-on courses there will be plenty of opportunities to sample what we bake as we go along and you can take the final products home with you to share with hungry friends. When you get home, there is no special equipment needed, just a normal domestic oven and good flour. The baking classes provide many practical tips and just seeing how something is done is often easier than figuring out a written description. Most of all, at the end of a baking class I am sure you will be confident to bake breads at home.
Come along on your own, with a friend or if you know someone who is just itching to learn how to bake bread why not give them a gift voucher for a bread baking and tasting session?
Just call 01337 858 031 to arrange it or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All the recipes are on this website so you can have a more detailed look at what we do or just get cracking.
Our baking calendar shows what we will be baking and when, from now till the end of April. There are classes on weekdays and Saturdays.
Classes usually cover two yeasted breads and perhaps something else if there is time. Celebration and speciality breads pop up now and again in essential bread or sourdough classes.
Classes here run from 10am till 16.00pm for a maximum of four people and a minimum of two. For bigger groups we use the Stables Workshop in Falkland Estate which has 4 ovens allowing us to have up to 12 in a class.
The baking classes usually start with tea/coffee and tastings, while we chat briefly about what we are going to make, and there are always opportunities to taste. We have a coffee/tea/clean-up break midway which will give you a chance to swap experiences and also to leaf through bread baking books for more ideas. During a six hour class we usually manage to fit in three oven baked yeasted breads, and with a following wind perhaps also something which doesn't require yeast like oatcakes, wholemeal scones or shortbread, or doesn't require the oven e.g. Staffordshire oatcakes or oatmeal pancakes.
We use a normal domestic oven which means if we can bake something together here, then you can do the same at home.
There is always lots to taste and suitable simple food to go along with what you choose to bake.
Although we sometimes use spelt flour which some coeliacs can tolerate, the classes are not aimed at those with specific dietary requirements. Also, since we are working in a domestic kitchen our environment is not nut free. In the recipes where I normally use dairy products there are alternatives given for vegans. We use mainly but not exclusively organic flours, for instance the oatmeal we use is from Hogarth's mill in Kelso; wonderful meal from local oats, but not organic. The butter and milk are always organic.
How about treating someone to something completely different: a bread baking gift voucher! The perfect gift for Mother's day - A fun day out, a life skill and bread to take home! Download the printable version (to post or hand to someone) or the email version. For more details please phone or email me.
For the voucher to be valid what I need from you is:
Let me know which class you would like to join and we will take it from there.
Cost: £50 including all materials and breads to take home.
To book, or just to chat about how it works phone me: 01337 858031 or 07840 258550
Your booking is confirmed when I receive full payment in cash, via PayPal or by cheque.
If you pay by cheque please make it out to BreadinFife and send it to the address above.
Please email me your comments and suggestions:
"...... as well as being good fun the class was very focussed with lots of hints and tips about breadmaking in general. When we left Colin gave me extra recipes for oatcakes which were absolutely delicious, as was everything we made on the day .... very memorable day which I would definitely recommend ...."
"the baking course feels like just friends baking and eating together, if they aren't friends when you arrive they certainly will be when you leave.
Most satisfying to my tummy and my mind, also completely non scary since Colin manages to work in such a way that even the least capable of us come home with wonderful bread. My children were delighted with this, scoffed the lot, two children three loaves!"
We hope you will join us in a bread baking class at BreadinFife in Freuchie.
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