Bread classes































​​"I would whole-heartedly recommend these classes to anyone" - Jenny Powlson  

NEW DATES ADDED!

We run bread making classes in Twickenham. 


All classes cost £60 per person and run from 6.20pm-9.30pm.

They range from courses for beginners, (or for those who've tried a few times to make bread, but something just keeps going wrong!), to our Italian themed workshops, seasonal classes, sweetened dough, beer bread plus vegetable bread classes. Something for everyone!

They make a great present for a loved one, or for yourself. We are happy to provide our services for larger venues, including corporate events, please contact us for more information.

All classes include a bread tasting session, a glass of wine, or a non alcoholic beverage, plus a home baked treat! Lastly, you take ALL your bread home with you, plus our tried and tested recipes.



Please use the contact details below for more details, including how to pay.
2018 classes

​All classes cost £60 per person and run from 6.20pm-9.30pm.




Sweetened dough class - Croissants! 
Date: 21st February 2018



















Sweetened dough brightens up your taste buds! We'll show you how to use eggs, sugar and milk to enhance both savoury and sweet dishes. Firstly, we'll make some lovely croissants - wow! Then we'll make some beautiful cardamom and cinnamon rolls, always a welcome addition to your day!






Easter class - plaited bread
Date: 28th March 2018 

















      Kringel                                                                           Challah


Happy Easter! This is a very popular class, celebrating two types of plaited bread. Kringel is of German origin and is traditionally eaten at Easter - we fold chocolate inside the dough for an extra treat! Then we'll do our version of challah, a beautiful four stranded plaited bread, which when cut looks like clouds!   







Introduction to bread making class
Date: 25th April 2018



















We take you through every element of bread making, from how to mix, kneading, proving, types of yeast, shaping, scoring and even oven spring! We make a basic white loaf, plus a soda bread, both of which you will take home with you. ​





​Focaccia and fougasse workshop
23rd May 2018
















Le​arn to make wonderful rosemary focaccia crowns, plus olive stuffed fougasse. A wonderful evening, made for bread that accompanies glorious Italian dishes.









                                                                                     Other classes


We  run lots of classes - and are always happy to do bespoke classes for groups at reduced rates.  Here are some  classes that we'll be running soon. If you see anything you like, please email us. If you want to combine some ideas, email us and we'll see what we can do!






Beer and vegetable bread workshop (Date TBA)









Bread with ale? Bread with sweet potatoes? Beetroot focaccia? A wonderful, flavour filled excuse for making bread!





​​Rustic bread class   
(Date TBA)

















Wholemeal bread and seeded rolls. A challenege for lots of home bakers. We'll show you some fool-proof tips to make these work for you all year round!





Christmas class
(Date TBA)












Stollen and St Lucia rolls. Plus some apple brandy too!










HOW TO BOOK

If you'd like to book a space, or have any queries, please contact us at:

Tel: 07805 358 971  Email: blackbirdbread1@gmail.com














We are delighted to offer course attendees a Bakery Bits Discount! Everyone who attends a class will receive a voucher on the evening, plus a free scraper courtesy of Bakery Bits!



Still not sure? Here's a lovely testimonial from Jenny Powlson, who has done three classes with us, followed by some reviews from fellow bloggers!
Jenny Powlson: "I decided to start making bread when I constantly found myself running out at 9pm with three children who were bread devotees. 



Since my first class two years ago, I now make almost all of the bread we eat. The great thing about the classes is realising that there's no mystery about bread making - no need for fancy ingredients, or mega-ovens and no one fixed way to success.

I've found the classes relaxed, friendly and hugely informative. Both on the evening and in ongoing Twitter conversations afterwards.


It has been such a rewarding thing to have done,I would whole-heartedly recommend these classes to anyone who has ever thought it would be a useful skill to learn." 











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Jenny at her first bread class in 2013


Here are some reviews of our classes: 

Twickermum: http://www.twickermum.com/2013/10/05/new-local-breadmaking-classes/

Baking Queen 74: http://bakingqueen74.co.uk/making-croissants-with-blackbird-bread/


Magpie in the sky: http://amagpieinthesky.com/magpie-bakes/bread/




Hope to see you soon!

















                
                        
















                                               









































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