Bread classes





























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


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.


2017 classes

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



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Introduction to bread making class
Date: 26th September 2017

















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. ​



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Beer and vegetable bread workshop  - FULLY BOOKED!

28th November  2017









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                                    Barm (beer) bread                 Beetroot focaccia                         


Ale and veggies really enhance a loaf! Not just to accompany the bread, but to add texture, sweetness and a cracking crust too! You'll be spoilt for choice - ruby red ale bread, stout soda bread, beetroot focaccia or sweet potato bread. You choose two to make but get recipes for all of them. A great night!






Christmas bread class - FULLY BOOKED!
13th December 2017



















St Lucia rolls


This is a wonderful, fun class. Focusing on all things Scandinavian, we make stollen snow balls (bite sized and filled with marzipan) followed by St Lucia rolls (saffron and raisins).
We also enjoy a glass of apple brandy - don't bring the car!





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!


Sweetened dough class (Date TBA)
















We all love sweetened dough! We'll be learning how to shape croissants, plus pain au chocolat too,
then finishing off with the lightest and sweetest white rolls.






                                                
Focaccia workshop (Date TBA)

















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







Rustic bread class   (Date TBA)
















This class focuses upon artisan rustic bread. Wholemeal bread is considered by many as one of the most difficult bread flours to master. We'll show you how to get a perfect loaf every time! Then we'll move onto our hedgerow rolls – seeded flour plus cider make for an unforgettable taste of the countryside!
 



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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