In 2008 I had a thought...

“how cool would it be if you could learn how to bake amazing bread in your own home? In your own oven?”

In 2013 I created the original Bake with Jack experience

A private bread making course just for you, your friends and family, in your own home. A great way to celebrate a special occasion or simply to spend some quality time together. Spend the day making bread with those closest to you, and relax at the end with a delicious meal to bring everything together.

I'll come to you in: Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, South London, Kent and West Sussex

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The Bread

In the example courses that follow you’ll make a selection of breads along a particular theme, or if you’d like to mix it up, you can go bespoke.

 

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The Meal

I’ve designed a menu to celebrate the breads you’ll make on each of the courses. It'll be a selection of tasty dishes to bring everything together nicely and we’ll make them together too, sharing new ideas and cheffy techniques to really make your bread the star of the show.

 

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Example Courses

 

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Christmas Bread

Learn to bake four of my favourite Christmas breads in time for the big day. After this course you'll be well equipped with new ideas to wow your guests over the festive season. You’ll bake mini pannetone, traditional stollen with a homemade marzipan centre, a savoury cranberry and rosemary wreath bread, and rye and nut loaf.

 American Bread  Four all American classics: iced cinnamon buns, chewy bagels, quick cornbread and New York deli rye bread.

American Bread

Four all American classics: iced cinnamon buns, chewy bagels, quick cornbread and New York deli rye bread.

 Wholesome Bread  Get healthy and learn to make a stonebaked spelt loaf, polar breads, a seeded sandwich loaf and fresh herb flat breads.

Wholesome Bread

Get healthy and learn to make a stonebaked spelt loaf, polar breads, a seeded sandwich loaf and fresh herb flat breads.

 Enriched Breads  Sweet and sticky, you'll make fruit loaf, chocolate & hazelnut babka, apple & cinnamon doughnuts, and brioche.

Enriched Breads

Sweet and sticky, you'll make fruit loaf, chocolate & hazelnut babka, apple & cinnamon doughnuts, and brioche.

 Great British Breads  Celebrate everything British and make English muffins, the tricky cottage loaf, teacakes and scones.

Great British Breads

Celebrate everything British and make English muffins, the tricky cottage loaf, teacakes and scones.

 An Introduction  Starting from the real basics you'll make a farmhouse loaf, seeded rolls, plaits, knots, pitas, fruit and nut bloomers, and soda bread.

An Introduction

Starting from the real basics you'll make a farmhouse loaf, seeded rolls, plaits, knots, pitas, fruit and nut bloomers, and soda bread.

 Mediterranean Bread  Discover incredible flavour and make focaccia, a light rye and olive ring, ciabattas using a "biga" and herb fougasse.

Mediterranean Bread

Discover incredible flavour and make focaccia, a light rye and olive ring, ciabattas using a "biga" and herb fougasse.

 Pizzas  In this course you'll be making perfect pizzas, mini calzones, garlic bread and saltimbocca pizza sandwiches.

Pizzas

In this course you'll be making perfect pizzas, mini calzones, garlic bread and saltimbocca pizza sandwiches.

 Artisan Bread  Use all the pro kit to make stunning stonebaked baguettes, epi, beetroot bread, olive breadsticks and a malted basket loaf.

Artisan Bread

Use all the pro kit to make stunning stonebaked baguettes, epi, beetroot bread, olive breadsticks and a malted basket loaf.

Bespoke Courses & Sourdough

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If there is something you’d like to bake that’s not in these example courses, a bespoke course can be arranged for you. Breads like Sourdough, 100% Rye Bread, and many other more advanced breads can absolutely be incorporated into a a course that suits you, and we’ll have a chat about exactly what we can do on the day.


So What happens next?

 

Fill out the enquiry form with the course you fancy, then I'll give you a call and we'll chat about it, discussing the menu and making any adjustments if we need too.

 

Your bread making Day Includes:

All ingredients and equipment

5 hours hands-on baking a selection of delicious breads

A tasty meal to accompany

Recipes for you to recreate next time

 

Courses start at £449 for up to four people, plus a little for travel.

Guests are very welcome at an additional £50 per person

Recommended for 2-8 people

If you have a group larger than 8 people it'll change the structure of your course, get in touch and we can discuss what will work best for your group.


How does is work on the day?

 

I will arrive at your house with all ingredients and equipment we need, 30 minutes before the start of your course. Then I'll set up everything ready for your day of baking bread.

We'll make our doughs all together and let them rest. After a cup of tea and a homemade biscuit we'll have a little time to prepare the various salads, dressings, marinades, cheeses and meats for your meal. We can do this part together if you like, or if you'd prefer to relax and watch, it can be more of a cookery demonstration.

Then, we'll uncover our dough to see how much they have grown! You'll shape up all your breads together, topping and filling if we need to, and set them aside them prove up once more. While they are proving and baking I will take care of the finishing touches for your lunch or supper.

You'll sit down and enjoy your meal served with your bread fresh from the oven, and before I leave I'll tidy up everything, making your kitchen spick and span as if nothing ever happened, and leaving you with the recipes for next time.

Other frequently asked questions


Jack comes to your home, with all the ingredients you need, and guides you to bake the sort of bread you would admire in a continental bakery, and all using your own humble oven! The delicious meal to eat with your amazing bread is unbeatable. We absolutely loved it”
— Ben & Jon