Group baking classes run by artisan bread baker Mark Proctor at Friendly Loaf in Bury St Edmunds.
The Friendly Loaf working bakery is fully equipped and has a range of professional bread ovens, which gives you an unique opportunity to gain experience in peeling your doughs into a professional deck oven; as well as being demonstrated on how to produce first class bread for a home environment.
Each class is a maximum of 9 people, so that everyone gets enough help and tuition.
The courses are all hands-on with the students learning about flour and how to knead and shape their bread under the guidance of Mark.
In the Beginners class, you will make a loaf or rolls and learn about the different techniques involved in making other breads such as baguette. You will be given the opportunity to choose from the range of flours available to make your loaf.
In the Advanced class, you learn how to work with sour sough and enriched doughs to make delicious croissants and Danish pastries etc.
The fees for all Friendly Loaf classes include tea and coffee and biscuits on arrival, all the flours used including other ingredients and a sour dough starter in advanced class. Light lunch will also be provided.