Bread making classes and baking demonstrations
Learning to bake bread is on the bucket list of almost everyone we come across, so you will be pleased to know that our classes for individuals, families or corporate groups make it fun and enjoyable to learn. We have several classes to choose from, depending on your skill level and we can build a bespoke class for you. Whilst we recommend you start at the beginners class and develop from there, it isn't unheard of for someone to start on Italian Breads and then do the beginners, and they have just as much success.
We use several venues to hold our classes including Lymm Parish Hall, JD Kitchens, Gorsey Lane, Grappenhall Heyes Walled Garden, Rainford Village Hall and The Hilltop at Mossley Hill Church, Liverpool but can also run this half day course in your own home or workplace, ask for details.
Suitable for guests aged 12 upwards. Gift vouchers available.
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Baking for beginners £50 times vary, but generally 5.15/ 5.45 – 8.30pm
Learn the basics of bread making in our fun, hands on class. Suitable for ages 12 upwards our students will learn the fundamentals of bread. You will be hand on making two types of bread (including our World Bread Award winning white delight) to take home, and enjoying a demonstration of wholemeal bread and pizza with fresh slices for everyone.
17 July Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden 4.45 - 8.00pm Click here for tickets
Italian Breads £60
27 August Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden 4.45 - 8.30pm Book Here
25 September The Hilltop at Mossley Hill Church 5.45 - 8.30pm Book here
Whilst no experience is necessary, this very popular class moves you on from the very basics and introduces new techniques and expands your knowledge of the art of dough! The breads are all delicious and are packed with flavour, and of course you will take them home at the end of the class.
You’ll learn to make a delicious rosemary infused focaccia free form, a tinned cheese and walnut pane which is delicious fresh, but made extra special a few days later when you toast it! Guests will also enjoy a Room Forty scone demonstration, which we'll eat in our break time with a cup of tea.
"Loved the Italian bread making course. A really fun and informative session suitable for all abilities. We made two different - but equally delicious - breads, and they smelled so good it’s frankly a miracle I resisted eating any of them on the drive home. Mitch and Jen are patient, charismatic teachers, who really know what they’re talking about. Thoroughly recommended either for yourself or an unusual gift".
"I've just done the second of Room Forty's bread making class and it was just brill! We made foccacia, cheese and walnut bread and had a masterclass in brioche which I can't wait to try out on the family. The whole morning was great, a really nice bunch of class mates and superb, expert tuition every step of the way. Great fun and what a lovely team of people. Really excellent, thank you"
Kids Baking Classes - on request
Summer classes at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden - coming soon
"We have had the BEST time today in Jen's childrens' baking class. I took 2 of my grandchildren, Bobby & Sofia, and they LOVED it. Jen was so patient with the children and delivered a great lesson in scone making ..... so good even I'm going to have a go (anyone who knows me will understand that this is massive for me!!!) Watch this space."
Tiger Bread and Sticky Buns £60
This super indulgent class is a real winner and quite messy, with different kneading techniques taught for enriched doughs.
We'll take you through the steps needed to make beautiful crusty tiger bread, followed by deliciously decadent iced buns. Fun guaranteed!
"A massive Thank you for a brilliant Bread baking course tonight
My daughter Anna absolutely loved it and Mitch and Jenny really looked after her.
The course was excellent and I think even someone as useless as me could have done it with the instructions being really clear but also fun.
I am pretty sure we will be back soon as she is already looking for the next one to do.
The bread and iced buns are AMAZING
Also special thanks to the lovely group that also made Anna feel welcome. An Excellent evening THANK YOU"
"The last group baking lesson I had was at school 30 years ago so I wasn’t quite sure what the workshop would be like when I booked it as my husband’s birthday present. It turned out to be a great evening with a lovely group of people (thank you to Anna, Jack, Judith, Clare and George for being great fellow bakers).
We’ve been inspired to try out some new recipes instead of sticking to our old favourites and we came away with some delicious bread and sticky buns. John has already been asking what other workshops you do so I suspect we will be baking with you again before too long!"
"Another fab class- the tiger bread and iced bun class. Obviously couldn't wait to get home before sampling"
Spelt and Rye £60
Easier on the stomach, perfect for people who find regular wheat uncomfortable. Extremely popular with fitness pro’s and suitable for anyone who loves bread.
TBC JD Kitchens, Gorsey Lane, Padgate 6.00 - 9pm
“Great bread baking workshops. Did the Rye and Spelt session earlier today. Very friendly and informative classes, lots of opportunities to ask questions. I highly recommend them.”
20 November 2019 The Hilltop at Mossley Hill Church 5.15 - 8.30pm £60
We're thinking of making our quick mince pies, pannettone and a festive bread wreath! Details to be finalised.... contact me if you'd like to book and I'll let you know when the details are live.
More dates, venues and master classes coming soon - or book your own private class.