Our friends at Artisan Bakehouse in West Sussex have put together some great online masterclasses. Not only will you find two lovely self-catering holiday cottages at Artisan Bakehouse but there is also a tea room where they hold baking classes and bread making workshops. These aren’t possible at the moment because of the current national lockdown but that hasn’t stopped them sharing their love of baking / breadmaking online. During the first lockdown the craze seemed to be about making banana bread but what about making an artisan loaf, cinnamon buns or proper Italian Foccaccia?
Artisan Bakehouse have 4 online masterclasses to get you started: Cinnamon Buns, Artisan Loaf, French Baguette and Italian Focaccia. The online classes are 40 minutes long and cost just £25.00. However, Holiday Tots followers, for a limited time only receive £5 off any online class. All you have to do is use the code TotsBake at the checkout. Offer ends 28th Feb.
Online masterclasses are led by Les Nicholson who is the owner and lead tutor at Artisan Bakehouse. Les likes to keep things fun but informative teaching skills and techniques to help master your choice of bake.
Some of the things you’ll learn in the classes:
– The correct flour to use
– How to knead dough correctly
– How to get the timings right so that you don’t over proof them.
– The different yeasts available and how / when to use them.
– Why salt is important in bread making
The cost of the classes include documents of the recipe, ingredients and equipment needed as well as detailed notes. You get unique access to a stream for your chosen class – meaning you can watch it over and over again. You will also get access to The Artisan Baking Club (a private Facebook group) where guests post questions, share tips and pics of their masterpieces. It is a great online community and from time to time there will be live sessions from the Bakehouse to follow too.
Check out the trailer here and get in touch directly for more info. Keep your eyes peeled for new classes as more will be added soon including classes Hot Cross Buns for Easter and more!
When our lockdown is over, why not combine a Bread Making Workshop with a long weekend / week away? There are some lovely accommodation choices available when the time is right. Guests also receive 10% discount on all classes.