Artisan bread making day: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater
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Our Bread workshops are always very productive - Gillian will explain over our morning coffee the importance of the various ingredients, dried yeast versus fresh, liquids and proving times - and very soon you'll be making your first loaf of basic farmhouse bread (wholemeal or granary). You will quickly move on to rolls, focaccia, rustic soda breads, challah, parmesan buns, garlic rings and much more. Make room in your freezer - you will see Bread-making with new eyes.
There is something special about making bread by hand - and for the time spent doing it - then it's worth doing it as well as you can. The warm doughy smells that ensue will create an unrivaled homeliness for your kitchen.
Gillian Harris is becoming very well known throughout the county for her whole repertoire of bread making skills. She will share with us her secrets for a wonderful variety of her very achievable and special ‘hand made breads’.
Please bring an apron, some lightweight scales and a bag to take home your goodies... and make sure you have space in your freezer!
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks: fresh coffee & home made biscuits. We will be using both the Aga and conventional fan oven. Your day will include a lovely 2 course lunch, with hand made bread and all refreshments.
Our courses are considered real treats - many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
There is a £10 ingredients charge payable on the day directly to the tutor – please follow the web link above for full details. Thank you.
Excellent atmosphere. Very clear instructions. Lovely variation of different breads. The lunch was delicious and everybody was very friendly. Liked working around the large table. Will recommend.
Lesley K - - #14055
Fantastic workshop, great to try and bake a variety of breads. I now have more confidence to experiment at home. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and a great group of people together with a very experienced tutor.
Ruth A - - #14054
Very laid back so lots of fun. Excellent presentation from competent experienced tutor. Such a friendly experience.
Mike H - - #14052
Enjoyed the workshop and learnt a lot about making bread! Definitely would come again.
Karen B - - #14051
Very good course. Learnt a lot. Everyone very friendly - lovely lunch and good conversation! Hope to come to more courses!
Noreen M - - #14050
Thanks very much for an enjoyable course.
Caroline - - #11675
Lots of bread & scones baked, time passed very quickly. Lovely lunch as well.
Shara Y - - #11674
A terrific day for a virgin bread baker. Paul Hollywood watch out!
Georege - - #11673
Extremely enjoyable and informative session. Lunch was delicious and atmosphere very friendly. Excellent tuition.
Sally - - #11672
Excellent day. Everyone participated which made the day. Good tuition with plenty of opportunity to ask questions
Julie D - - #11671
Very friendly, comfortable setting. Lots of pre - course information helpful. Great tutor happy to inspire us. Personal information to help us all excel & we certainly did!
Anon - - #11670
Very good, hands on, practical course. Lots of options to choose. Great!
Lesley A - - #11669
Really good course, very informative on bread & scone making. Excellent & patient tutor.
Shelley D - - #11668
I had been meaning to visit this place for a long time but the catalyst to actually do so was being given a voucher for one of the courses that are run here.
The bread making course was what I chose although I do bake my own bread and have attended other courses.
It was a day well spent! Very well planned and organised by the tutor, Gill. I learnt a lot as well as having a great day!
In the joining instructions I was advised to make sure I had plenty room in my freezer for what I would take home. I thought I had plenty room but just managed to squeeze everything in! (That is not counting what I have kept out to use immediately!).
The lunch was great as well!
Brian B - - #6355
Just attended the Bread Making day and came back with a bag laden with fresh baked hand made bread of all shapes and sizes. If you want to learn something new in a friendly atmosphere, with great food and in a wonderful location, look no further.
Robert R - - #6354
Spent a wonderful day at the Cycle Cafe learning how to make Artisan bread. A thoroughly enjoyable day, excellent teacher and lovely lunch. I'll be back soon.
Gill D - - #6351
Gill was very helpful and informative and the bread we made was super tasty! I felt I learned a lot and I am confident enough to attempt making different types of bread at home.
There was maybe one too many people on the course as oven space was limited resulting in some damaged loaves. The course could maybe have been longer as we ran out of time to attempt all breads planned.
Overall the course was good fun and I am looking forward to trying other courses in the future.
Rebekah Strong - - #6299
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