Learn to bake

We offer three bread baking courses.

  1. Introduction to bread
  2. Sourdough
  3. Italian

Introduction to Bread (5 hours)

Come and learn how to bake real bread in a small friendly class in my home kitchen. Everyone mixes, kneads, shapes and bakes. I only demonstrate key techniques. You do all the work so be prepared to be busy, sticky and floury. Classes are limited to 4 so everyone gets individual attention and there is plenty of time to ask questions. 

A light but elegant lunch is included and you will take home a bagful of bread and the confidence to bake at home. 

You will also be invited to join the Bread Angels Hall of Fame Facebook Group.  A place for Bread Angels’ students to show off their bakes, ask questions, get answers and learn from other bakers.

What an awesome experience learning to bake different types of bread in different ways. I feel like getting straight to experimenting with the dough on my own now. Would surely want to take it further.
Charles 

Sourdough (8 hours)

Come and learn how to bake Sourdough bread in a small friendly class in my home kitchen. Believe it or not, baking sourdough at home is easy once you know how.

During the course, you will learn how to create your own starter from scratch, how to maintain it and prepare it for baking. We will bake a Sourdough Wheat loaf, a Sourdough Rye loaf, a Pain Rustique and Sourdough Crackers.

We use a 3.5 litre Easy Grip Pyrex Casserole for our wheat Sourdough which is a highly efficient method of proving and baking in a domestic oven. You will take home a bagful of bread, a Pyrex dish, a pot of rye starter and the confidence to bake sourdough at home.

A light but elegant lunch, tea and coffee breaks included.

Classes are limited to 4 so everyone gets individual attention and there is plenty of time to ask questions.

Gaye ran this course with military precision. Always something to do, study, look at and most importantly BAKE! If you want to know about all things sourdough then you must do this course. Gaye makes loaves for the Sutton Community Farm and for private clients too. I left with a wonderful recipe book with what I had made during the day in there for future reference as well as a box of hot focaccia, a sourdough loaf, rye bread and pizza doughs. Absolutely delicious home made lunch with ingredients from the farm.
Dan

Italian (5 hours)

Come and learn how to make delicious Italian bread in a small friendly class in my home kitchen. Focaccia, Grissini, Pane Bianco (stuffed with fresh basil, tomatoes, garlic and shredded cheese) and Italian Sesame Bread.

Classes are limited to 4 so everyone gets individual attention and there is plenty of time to ask questions.

A light but elegant lunch is included and you will take home a bagful of bread and the confidence to bake at home.

You will also be invited to join the Bread Angels Hall of Fame Facebook Group. A place for Bread Angels’ students to show off their bakes, ask questions, get answers and learn from other bakers.

Having always wanted to make bread by hand but never quite got round to taking the plunge, the one day course offered by Stickymitts seemed the perfect answer to get me started. The course covered everything I wanted it to and much more. Thanks to Gaye’s expert and reassuring tuition I brought home with me 3 delicious and almost perfectly formed different kinds of loaf that I had managed to make myself. I am now looking forward to doing the same at home. Thank you Gaye.
Richard