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 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.
Our bread baking course is run in an open sided barn in our 18 acre wood. Please wear appropriate clothing and robust footwear.
"I've been baking ever since the course. Learned so much from Tom. It was a great day!"
"“Hugely enjoyable day - and itching to get going on our own batch soon!”"
"It was lovely to meet you both yesterday and thank you for running your excellent cider course. I really enjoyed the day and the company. Having had a bash at cider making last year, I learnt a great deal more, and both Cameron and Steve provided much needed knowledge in good time for this year’s batch"
"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."