On Tuesday 30th September, I’m doing a very special day down in Lewes, in East Sussex (about 10 miles east of Brighton, and 60 miles south of central London (70 minutes by train from V ictoria). All three events are at The Hearth Bakehouse, Eastgate, Lewes, and tickets can be booked through them, phone 01273 470755 or go to www.thehearth.co
10.30am, Tuesday 30th September: Bread Made Simple: If you’ve never even made a loaf, or if your bread comes out crummy, this demonstration class will get you 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”.
2.30pm, Tuesday 30th September: The Big (Cake) Bang Theory: Plagued by dry and disappointing cakes? Never again! This is how to harness the wisdom of our grandmothers to make a moist and amazing cake that avoids the chemistry-set ingredients used in shop-bought alternatives… how to apply the science behind natural ingredients to make the cake you’ve always wanted. The answer may surprise you, but you’ll learn how to make the best chocolate cake ever!
7.30pm, Tuesday 30th September: Dinner with Dan: Dan will be your host for an intimate evening, with the chance to hear him talk about baking, answer your questions, and enjoy food and a glass of Prosecco.
The menu for the evening is: bagna cauda with crisp vegetables, sourdough bread; slow-roast shoulder of pork, rolled with sage, lemon and garlic; or borlotti bean and mushroom casserole; baked polenta chips, buttered veg and potatoes roasted with stock; tiramisu or apple tart; coffee; + a glass of prosecco.
At all three events, Dan will be selling and signing copies of his books, so this is also an opportunity to complete your collection or find that perfect Christmas gift for the baker in your family.
Tickets are priced at £20 for one daytime event, or £35 for both; and Dinner with Dan at £40. Booking, as noted above, through The Hearth, phone 01273 470755 or go to www.thehearth.co