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Artisan Bread Baking in Somerset

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.Curry Rivel, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Miranda

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

1. Introduction to baking. This will be a full on bread making experience and you will take all your beautiful bread home to enjoy.
I will touch on my background and passion for baking. We will make three types of loaf. We will talk about different flours and baking styles and traditions.
This is a full on, hands on course and I hope it will be worth every penny in the start of your baking journey.
2. We will weigh up the flour, yeast and water for the loaves and let them autolyse / prove.
3. While the main bread is proving we will make some pitta breads and pizza dough for lunch.
4. We will weigh out and fold the bread for a second prove.
5. A little coffee / tea / cake break
6. We will fold the dough into tins for a third prove.
7. We will bake the pitta bread and loaves.
9. We will wrap up the loaves to take home. I will answer any questions. I will give everyone recipe cards to take home. 10. This will be a very hands on experience. I will make sure that everyone makes everything from start to finish. I have had amazing feedback from my experiences and repeat custom.
1. Introduction to baking. This will be a full on bread making experience and you will take all your beautiful bread home to enjoy.
I will touch on my background and passion for baking. We will make three types of loaf. We will talk about different flours and baking styles and traditions.
This is a full on, hands on course and I hope it will be worth every penny in the start of your baking journey.
2. We will weigh up the flour,…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will taste everything that we cook. I will provide tea and coffee and so...
  • Drinks
    We can provide a range of drinks
  • Equipment
    An apron and gloves if handling specific food
From $87
/ person
Thu, Oct 1
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$87 per person
$87 per person
Fri, Oct 2
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$87 per person
$87 per person
Fri, Oct 9
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$87 per person
$87 per person

Meet your host, Miranda

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 5 Reviews
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I host cooking demonstrations and cookery school at a wood burning stove and range cooker showroom in Curry Rivel. I teach artisan baking, pastry and pasta making, pizza baking or vegetarian food. I can tailor make cookery courses to suit each individual client’s needs. I have cooked for over 25 years around the world. I came back home to Somerset and worked as a private chef while setting up the kitchen at The Firehouse Somerset with my husband’s family. I trained as a baker’s apprentice. I learned how to make beautiful artisan bread and patisserie. I was an intrinsic part of setting up a pizza oven at The Firehouse Somerset. I worked as a chef for 2 years during the conception of this award winning pub and have now joined forces with Sandpits Heating Centre, owned by the same family, and opposite the pub, to host cooking experiences.
I host cooking demonstrations and cookery school at a wood burning stove and range cooker showroom in Curry Rivel. I teach artisan baking, pastry and pasta making, pizza baking or vegetarian food. I can tailor make cookery courses to suit each individual client’s needs. I have cooked for over 25 years around the world. I came back home to Somerset and worked as a private chef while setting up the kitchen at The Firehouse Somerset with my husband’s family. I trained as a baker’s apprentice. I lea…
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Where you'll be

We will be in an open kitchen in the showroom at Sandpits Heating Centre. Surrounded by working Rayburns, Agas and Esse cookers which we will bake on.
Sandpits Heating Centre is one of a kind. It is a family-run business that is more than 50 years old. The family also own Living Pretty tea shop in the Old Bakery next door and The Firehouse Somerset Pub opposite. The guests will pop a pizza in the pizza oven at The Firehouse. A one off experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Sally
September 2020
Brilliant from start to finish. Excellent communication before booking. Very informative day with lots of helpful hints. Thank you Miranda & Carol for the best day we could have asked for.
Kate
August 2020
This was a really wonderful bread making experience. I didn't want a training course, I wanted fun, experimental, interesting and unique and wow, Miranda delivered. I booked this as a birthday gift for my hubby just before Covid. We didn't get to go because lockdown began but Miranda kept in touch and we did the experience for my birthday instead. She's an epic host - so warm, knowledgable and interesting. She showed us 6 or 7 different breads (I lost count) and we came away with a massive bag full of goodies and a new found passion and confidence for baking tasty breads. The show room setting is great too. There are customers walking around, but we felt so immersed in our experience with Miranda we didn't even notice. Lovely setting! This is sooooooooo worth the money, and the pub across the car park is great too!
This was a really wonderful bread making experience. I didn't want a training course, I wanted fun, experimental, interesting and unique and wow, Miranda delivered. I booked this a…
Kathryn
July 2020
Baking with Miranda was a highlight of our weekend away in Somerset and greatly exceeded our expectations. Miranda was welcoming, funny, smart, very knowledgeable and accommodating to our personal tastes and interests. The course is set in a shop and this worked well and contributed to a relaxed atmosphere. We baked brown and white loaves, baguettes, pizza, focaccia, toffee apple and pecan buns, and also a puff pastry tart for our lunch. We had a lot of fun, learned a great deal, ate plenty of delicious food and made lots of tasty things to take away. We would happily return to bake with Miranda again and would highly recommend this course to others that enjoy baking.
Baking with Miranda was a highlight of our weekend away in Somerset and greatly exceeded our expectations. Miranda was welcoming, funny, smart, very knowledgeable and accommodating…
Tony
July 2020
We had a great few hours baking bread and learning about techniques. We baked Pitta bread, chocolate brioche, baguettes, pot loaf,foccacia , white buns and some delicious apple and cinnamon twists. We found Miranda to be knowledgeable and great fun to be with. Would highly recommend.
We had a great few hours baking bread and learning about techniques. We baked Pitta bread, chocolate brioche, baguettes, pot loaf,foccacia , white buns and some delicious apple an…
Jeanette
March 2020
So where do I start...Miranda was amazing, she is funny, clever and made us feel at home straight away. The fact we did our baking in a shop was superb, made it feel so homely. I was even allowed to take my dog and she had a basket ready. From the start Miranda asked me on what i would like to bake and we made so much, so much that we left half the goodies for the staff in the shop to tuck into . I would definitely take the knowledge back home with me and I cant wait to go back and make pork pies and scotch eggs . Amazing treat for my partners 50th birthday.
So where do I start...Miranda was amazing, she is funny, clever and made us feel at home straight away. The fact we did our baking in a shop was superb, made it feel so homely. I…

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  • Thu, Oct 1
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $87 per person
  • Fri, Oct 2
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $87 per person
  • Fri, Oct 9
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $87 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

This course can be tailored to novice, intermediate or skilled bakers / chefs / cooks.
It is a fun experience. Using locally sourced ingredients. You do not have to be an amazing cook. Just come and get stuck in, talk food, taste food and make good.

What to bring

A note book and pen