Did you know traditional Sourdough baking originated in Europe during the Middle Ages where it was common for the landowning aristocrats to have a communal oven? For centuries peasant families (usually the woman was in charge of bread making) would bake on a fixed weekly schedule.
The Home Baker Class
Today I’m sharing about one of the best classes I’ve taken this year: The Home Baker Class, ran by one of the only few artisan bread baking houses in Sydney, Brasserie Bread.
I had tried making my own bread at home before, using a bread maker. It takes 4+ hours, and tastes better if you eat it in the first few hours, while it’s still warm. Before today, I had no experience with hand kneading bread dough or shaping.
The hands-on baking courses offered by Brasserie Bread are designed to introduce the joys of artisan baking to people of all ages, giving you the skills to make a variety of artisan breads from start to finish. On the day, I received a variety of bread recipes along with techniques and tips to tweak loaves to artisan perfection at home. Boris’ passion for bread making (our host for the day) is contagious, making this class perfect for passionate home bakers and all lovers of fresh home baked bread. We also got to visit the bread making facilities, and learnt the difference between bread types.
What I love about The Home Baker Class
♥ Hands-on workshop ran by a passionate and knowledgeable artisan baker
♥ Small groups
♥ Discover the basics of artisan bread making
♥ Learn mixing, kneading, hand moulding, shaping and long fermentation
♥ Bring home a Schiacciata con L’uva and heaps of other hand-made goodies!
♥ The class concludes with a bread taste testing session with refreshments
Disclaimer: Mademoiselle Slimalicious attended as a guest of Brasserie Bread. All opinions and photos are my own.
Do you make your own bread at home? Do you have any tips to share?