Bread for Beginners

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There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread, and a loaf that you’ve made yourself tastes so much better than anything else. In this half day workshop you’ll learn all you need to begin baking your own loaves at home. Under the watchful eye of expert baker Sue Hudson, you’ll mill your own flour using a tabletop Mockmill, create a round of soda bread and a Sacrewell loaf from scratch, and practice your kneading skills. The bread that you bake will be yours to take home, as long as you can withstand the temptation to nibble on it.

The workshop takes place in our Victorian bakery so you can be inspired by the history of the building. Fans of Victorian Bakers on BBC 2 might recognise the room, as it was used to film the first ever episode. Our wood fired Victorian oven will be ablaze to keep you cosy, but we’ll use a modern oven to bake your loaves to ensure their success.

Our Bread for Beginners workshop will run on Saturday 29th February from 11am to 1pm. Tickets cost £45 per person.

What’s included?

  • materials for creating a Sacrewell loaf and a simple soda bread
  • instructions, advice and recipe notes from our expert, Sue
  • a tour of our working watermill
  • admission to Sacrewell for the day for the ticketholder

This workshop is ideal for beginners. It is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

There will be long periods of standing during the workshop. Our watermill and bakery are historic buildings situated a 300m walk from our main entrance. The meeting room used as part of the workshop is accessed by a steep set of external stairs and the tour of the watermill will involve climbing narrow, steep stairs with handrails to explore the four storey building. We may be able to offer a parking space closer to the bakery.

Please contact us by email if you are interested in participating in this workshop and you have any questions about accessibility.