Book one of my Bread Making Classes & learn how to make *honest* healthy bread.
Bread is one of the oldest prepared foods, with nearly 6,000 years of recorded history, beginning with the extraction of starch from plants and cooking it over a flat stone, now known as flatbread. With the rise of refined agricultural practices grains became the mainstay of making bread as the grains' ubiquitous yeast spores allowed for dough left to rest to rise or to 'leaven' naturally.
I am an international award winning baker with a micro bakery where I bake to order for the community and supply bread for various events and functions in the area.
My Introduction to Bread Making Class at my cottage kitchen in Aston, Hertfordshire, is the ideal course for those who would like to bake healthy, honest bread, but have never tried making bread before, or had a go but ended up with loaves that were 'not quite right' .
You will learn to how to knead a basic dough, how the dough should 'feel' in hand and recognise how it behaves during various baking stages. These 3 essential skills require practice and are the core foundation of successful bread making - a tactile experience that you can never learn from books or YouTube.
I am proud to be a member of the Bread Angels network and also a member of the Real Bread Campaign. My bakery is listed on the Real Bread Campaign website.
The course costs £85 per person which includes a light, tasty lunch and runs from 10.30 to 15.00, although people enjoy themselves so much it often runs on for longer!
11 New Park Lane
Hertfordshire SG2 7ED
Aston is located just 4 miles off the A1(M) and 7 mins drive from Stevenage mainline railway station with a frequent service to/from London Kings Cross. I can pick you up from the station by prior arrangement.
Park in the Village Hall car park, just 150 metres away from the venue. Ignore restricted parking signs, our parking is sanctioned by the Aston Village Hall Society .
To book your Bread Making Class simply visit:
where a list of upcoming class dates is displayed. If you require further information, please email me at:
or call me on 07811 356046
CHANGE/CANCELLATION POLICY: If you want to change or cancel a full two weeks before your course you can do so with an administration fee of £10. I am unable to accept changes or cancellations within two weeks of the booking date. I am sorry to appear draconian, but I am a small business and hope you understand.
If for any reason, you are unable to attend, then you could of course send someone else to take your place if you wish to do so, without incurring any extra charges. If you don't see a class time that suits you, email me and I will try to arrange a more suitable date and time.
A little extra information
It is worth noting that relentless pursuit of profit has created a modern, deceptive bread industry - resulting with the majority of commercially available bread we consume today not only tasting rubbish but is full of rubbish. The Chorleywood Bread Process which has been used in this country since the 1960's, churns out bread of unparalleled tastelessness. It’s cheap to produce but, contrary to popular belief, contains many additives - including Flour Treatment Agent - which make this process possible.
Don't forget that healthy, honest bread requires 5 simple quality ingredients and loves to grow in 220ºc