I’m really delighted to return to the Oundle Festival this year, and to be able to give you details of how to buy tickets for my workshops
Several times a year I teach intensive hands-on baking classes at Cookery School in London – smallish classes, almost like a personal baking day with me – which are perfect if you want to fast-track your skills and devote a day to learning and baking.
However, I also try to do things which are more inclusive, affordable and easy, aimed at anyone who has even the slightest yearning to bake, without going overboard on techniques and complexity. So when the Oundle Food Festival asked me to teach two workshops this year, it looked like the perfect opportunity to do something!
On Saturday 5th July 2014, I’ll be holding two demonstration classes:
10.30am-12 noon: Bread Made Simple
If you’ve never even made bread then this demonstration class will get you riding on a bread roll. We’ll use a very easy recipe, made with affordable, supermarket ingredients, and produce a light textured, moist and well-flavoured bread with barely any kneading or shaping. You’ll leave thinking “that’s a bread I can make at home”. The class lasts 90 minutes.
2.30pm-4pm: Birthday Cake Bliss
Taking you from getting organised before you start, and what to watch for to ensure your cakes are the best they can be. Including how to make and use different types of icing and buttercream, and the best way to get a simple professional look at home. This class also lasts 90 minutes.
Tickets for each workshop are £15, children under 12 free. Either go to http://www.oundlefoodfestival.co.uk/index.php/events and click the “BOOK NOW” button, or contact the Oundle Festival Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle PE8 4ED (telephone 01832 274734)
The classes will take place at The Small Bread’s Cookery School in the Market Place, Oundle; and I’ll be nearby holding a book signing after each class.