A get away with your loved one sharing time together on Valentines weekend.
A wonderful time to create wonderful memories while creating wonderful food.
You will receive a few special gifts to celebrate this special holiday.
Arrival at Doughtastic Baking and Cooking School 6pm-7pm for welcome drinks, when you will meet your host and tutors Graham and Theresa. When everyone is settled in we pop on our aprons for the 1st steps into the adventure. Then over a delicious supper, we’ll discuss the weekend’s plans.
We start by baking your first artisan creations after a hearty yummy breakfast. exploring different flours. organic white, rye and stoneground wholemeal and breads such as, baguettes, fougasse, pitta and epi made using baker’s yeast.
We will then delving into to use of fats and sugars to make a softer sweet bread that we can turn into a childhood favourite of Iced Buns. We finish your baking day by making of our overnight sponge ready for our morning bake of a Traditional Cob. We finish baking around 4pm, to give you time to relax. Before supper we will get together to create our pudding for the evening. We can then relax and drink to your successes an enjoy supper.
Second day we will be focussing on Italian Breads. However day starts with the shaping of our Traditional Cob from the night before and then settle down after turning the ovens on getting ready to bake our rising dough before breakfast. While the Traditional cob is in the oven we start to creating our first Italian dough and learning how to deal with higher hydration to create the amazing chewy textures of Ciabatta, Focaccia, Pizza and then the crunchy texture of grissini.
The weekend will be fun and interactive, with the chance to bake and create amazing yummies.
With your arms full of beautiful breads, and your head buzzing with ideas, you’ll be on the road by 4pm and hopefully miss the traffic on the way home.
There is the chance to stay with us in the Doughtastic Kitchen, this is included in the price of your weekend.
Only 4 spaces available. 2 double rooms.
The other option is to rent the Doughtastic Cottage a few minutes away from the Doughtastic Kitchen. This is a 3 bed cottage sleeping 4. There is an additional charge for the cottage of £300 for 3 nights. Please advise us if you wish to take up this option.