The ultimate learning experience, or a fun social event.

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

 

Really get to grips with the dough in your own kitchen

 

The following bread making courses are fully hands-on. You'll get the full experience of making three to four breads, start to finish, and we'll use your own oven to its full potential for the best results.

Whether you are looking for a real education in bread making, a social gathering or a celebration with friends and family, the courses below work really well. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask me your bread making questions along the way, and after that, sit, relax and enjoy the food!

 

What happens on the day?

I will arrive at your house with all ingredients and equipment we need, and set up for our day of baking bread.

We'll make our doughs all together and put them to one side while we have a cup of tea and a biscuit. The dough will rest nicely, and we'll have a little time to prepare a selection of tasty dishes and accompaniments. This part can be a cookery demonstraton, with some participation if you wish.

Then, as we take the lids off the dough we'll see how much they have grown! We'll get to work shaping up all our breads together, and let them prove up once more. While they are baking I will take care of the finishing touches for your lunch or supper.

Together we'll set the table ready for a delicious tasty meal with all your fresh breads too.

I will tidy up everything, making your kitchen spick and span as if nothing ever happened!


Christmas Breads

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Learn to bake some 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!

On the sweet side we'll make stollen, mini pannetones, and iced Father Christmas buns. A show stopping rosemary bread wreath will accompany a selection of beautifully dressed cheeses, cold cuts with homemade spiced chutney, and pickles. We'll create some tasty wholesome salads, too, incorporating all the ingredients you'll likely have left over from Christmas day, bringing new life to your boxing day spread!

Courses start at £349 for up to four people, plus a little for travel.

Additional guests are very welcome at only £25 per person

Recommended for 2-8 people


NEW courses


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NEW! Enriched Breads

All things buttery and sweet

Discovering the light and silky softness that comes from adding milk, butter, sugar and eggs.

We'll make pistachio & orange swirl buns, chocolate & hazelnut babka, proper apple & cinnamon doughnuts, and the king of all enriched breads, the brioche!

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NEW! Great British Breads

Traditional favourites for all abilities

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

After this course, these classic breads will fast become regular favourites. We'll put together a charcuterie, and smoked salmon board with fresh and wholesome salads to match.


Classic Courses


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An Introduction

My go-to bread recipes and your weekly regulars

If you're looking to learn how to create classic breads on a regular basis this one is for you.

From simple doughs we'll make your sandwich loaf, rolls, plaits, knots and pitas. Incorporating fruit, seeds and nuts to accompany a selection of great british cheese and accompaniments

Beer Bread

For the beer lover

We'll make two different beer doughs for crusty chorizo bread, and sesame and sea salt beer pretzels, and an oat and stout soda bread too.

Your beer bread will be met with some pretzel dips, spicy slaw, peppered pastrami, pickles, salsa and salads

Rustic Bread

Something a little different

Three filled and stuffed breads to bring a contemporary, rustic look to your dinner table.

Goats cheese tear and share, garlic & lemon thyme flower pots and olive breadsticks to accompany salads and a baked feta

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Mediterranean Bread

Classic Mediterranean Flavours

My Mediterranean course is great to start building your knowledge. We'll be making a traditional focaccia, a light rye and olive loaf, and a ciabatta using a "biga".

We’ll match your breads with freshy made antipasti and a selection of cured meats and Salamis

Artisan Bread

A great opportunity to get technical

Recreate that "stone-baked" effect in your own oven for the prefect crust in this most advanced course.

Use bannetons, grignettes, couches, and a pre-ferment to make baguettes, spelt bread, and a fresh herb fougasse. Complemented by a classic baked cheese, cured meats and wholesome salads.

Pizzas

Spin pizzas like a professional pizzaiolo!

In this course you'll be making your perfect pizza dough, then getting to work exhausting the possibilities

 You'll be trying the pizzas, mini calzones and saltimbocca pizza sandwiches as we go, accompanied by fresh salads and dip


Your bread making Day Includes:

 

All ingredients and equipment

4.5 hours baking a selection of delicious breads, and a cookery demonstration

A tasty meal to match what you've made

Recipes for you to recreate next time!

 

Courses start at £349 for up to four people, plus a little for travel.

Additional guests are very welcome at only £25 per person

Recommended for 2-8 people

Frequently asked questions

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

Gifts: You can purchase any of my bread making experiences as a gift, just select the gift voucher option on the enquiry form.


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Family and Kids Bread making

Something new and fun to do as a family? Spend some quality time baking bread together in my NEW family package


If you have even a passing interest in baking you really shouldn’t miss this...

Ben and I absolutely loved it, and were so inspired afterwards that we baked a load more bread the next weekend, which turned out lovely too. We had such a nice time, thank you!”
— Jon
We had a great day and thoroughly enjoyed learning how to make beautiful breads - which were delicious. Jack was very good company and a patient teacher. I have already followed up making two of the recipes at home and am thrilled with my results. I would certainly recommend Jack’s baking courses to anyone”
— Debbie
We all thoroughly enjoyed our baking session with you - it was fun, informative, and we together produced some delicious breads - a great selection to accompany an interesting and tasty lunch! We strongly recommend your home baking sessions to anyone, thank you!”
— Patricia