Tom is a truly inspirational teacher. On this course you learn in a woodland kitchen and take home the skills to carry on baking great bread.
The Back to basics bread making and baking course is a day-long bread experience. In a world where real bread is so hard to come by, this course will equip you to make consistently good, wholesome bread at home.
This hands-on course led by baker Tom Baker takes bread back to its essential ingredients – flour, water, salt and yeast – and teaches you a great repertoire of beautiful breads based on these basic building blocks. During the course you will make rustic white loaves, wholemeal seeded rolls, sourdough bread, ciabatta, fougasse and pizza, which you’ll eat for your lunch. You’ll also make an enriched brioche dough for you to take home and bake the next day.
Tom will be sharing his tips and techniques throughout the day, and you’ll learn everything from what is the essential bread making kit to how to form a perfectly round boule, and there’ll be plenty to take home and share with your loved ones too! To add a Taste the wild touch you will also learn to add some wild flavours to your breads.
The course starts promptly at 9.30am and finishes at 4pm. The course will run in Taste the wild’s woodland kitchen using our wood fired earth ovens to bake the bread.
The cost of the course includes all tuition, ingredients and lunch.
The course is run in an open sided barn in our 18 acre wood. Please wear appropriate clothing and robust footwear.
"We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for the best weekend ever! We're already putting our learning into practice, and making our own pontak sauce! Just when you thought you'd got rid of us, we've rebooked for the vegetarian foraging course in May, and a couple of our friends will also be coming too. We'll bring along some of our homemade mead for you to try, so something to look forward to there!"
"Thanks so much from all the team - yesterday was a great success and several of them have appeared in the office this morning with their willow sculptures to show their colleagues. We all had a fabulous time and the prizes are all on display in the office kitchen area! Many thanks to you and all your team for their hard work in making yesterday such a success for us."
"Thank you so much for a wonderful few days on your coastal foraging course. It was delivered by you both with such enthusiasm and passion which were very infectious. Thank you also for the delicious food. We’ll certainly get practicing!"
"A quick e-mail to thank you both for such an interesting day on Saturday. We were a bit worried about what to expect from the day, but it turned out to be very friendly, informative and tasty! (particularly the end of day tasting session). Now we have started to look out for free food we can’t believe just how much there is literally right on our doorstep. Hope to see you both again before too long; having enjoyed ourselves so much we’ve now got our eyes on the course at Staithes."