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Full-day bread making course 29th November 2015

On Sunday we hosted a family who were celebrating their Mum’s birthday with a special day together. We very much encourage people to tailor the day to suit them, especially if it is a group booking. So on Sunday, the daughter that booked with us requested that the course included Turkish and Mediterranean breads and croissants as these were what her mum was most interested in. It was very exciting to be able to tailor a course like this.  We made two versions of Turkish pide, a focaccia and fougasse each and croissants and pain au chocolat.

The Mum and Dad of the group had visited Turkey several times, enjoying the Turkish pides fresh from the wood fired oven. I had a lot to live up to. We made a flatbread version and a filled version, the Turkish equivalent of pizza. There was some fantastic creativity  with the fillings and toppings going on.

Turkish pide

Making Turkish pide

Turkish pide

Ready to go in the oven

Turkish pide


The creativity continued with the fougasse.


Making fougasse

Fougasse and focaccia

The fougasse and focaccia baked and ready to take home

I was very impressed with their talent for laminating the croissant dough and, of course, there was an element of familial competition going on.

croissants croissants

It was a lovely way to spend a very windy, rainy day. They took armfuls of goodies home with them and I hope that family croissant making becomes a regular thing for them.

If you would like to book a tailor-made course for you and a group of friends and family please contact us to chat about how we can help you enjoy a fantastic day of bread making.