The sourdough course
Covers the full range of techniques to make your own sourdough breads including our award-winning white sourdough. Learn about caring for your sourdough starter, kneading techniques, shaping loaves and tips to bake the perfect loaf. Participants bake pizzas for lunch and sweet buns for afternoon tea. Everyone takes home a sourdough loaf they have made during the day, our unique sourdough starter (“Westfield”) and our book covering all the techniques and recipes from the course.
The advanced course
Learn about more unusual techniques to make our award-winning croissants and handle very wet doughs essential to producing modern artisanal style breads, highly enriched doughs laden with butter and eggs and a wider variety of shaping techniques. Participants take home the loaves they have made during the day (typically croissants, ciabatta and brioche) and our book covering the techniques and recipes from the course.
The rye course
Learn to make sourdough rye breads, from light caraway flavoured rye loaves to medium dark European rye sourdoughs and a black bread or pumpernickel. Learn how to adapt our unique sourdough starter to the requirements of rye flour and the different processes to prepare, handle and bake rye based doughs. Participants take home a wide variety of rye breads prepared on the day, our comprehensive book and our sourdough starter.
The pastry course
Learn to make sweet and savoury pastry, baked with delicious fillings as well as choux pastry and a variety patisserie basics. Learn the principles of pastry making so you will feel confident following any recipe, and adapt your own, both by hand and using a stand mixer. Participants take home a wide variety of pastries and patisserie prepared on the day, a recipe leaflet and a bundle of baking equipment.
The Pastry Course includes:
- A full-day course in a domestic kitchen with a maximum of six participants
- A bundle of essential pastry-making equipment including silpat sheet, pastry rings, baking beans and a scraper, worth £25
- 12 months’ breadmaking “technical support”. You can call or email us at any time (within reason!) and we’ll help you straight away.
You’ll also take home all the items that you’ve baked on the day.
The pizza course
Takes you through techniques to make the perfect pizza (including flinging!). Using our outdoor, wood-fired oven you will prepare pizzas from scratch as well as a focaccia bread. Participants take home the focaccia loaves they have made during the day and handouts covering all the techniques and recipes from the course.
Pizza courses are available by special request for group bookings of 4-6 people. Click here to book.Subscribe to find out about more about courses
Gift certificates are valid for 12 months from the date of issue and can be exchanged for one place on a sourdough, rye or advanced course. Please email us if you would like us to post you a printed copy of your gift certificate.