Have fun learning traditional bread making, bake a White Bloomer, and local speciality Kentish Huffkins (a cross between a scone and white soft roll, made with a dimple in the middle) and a walnut loaf. We make pizzas for lunch. Master all the basics of breadmaking, with lots of hands on experience. Included in the price is lunch, refreshments throughout the day, an apron and some good basic essentials including a recipe booklet. Learn to make Real Bread!
9.30-10am We start the workshop with introductions and refreshments.
10am Monique will take you through the basic ingredients and processes of successful bread making. 10.30am We then get stuck in; the morning is spent mixing doughs, learning to knead, bulk fermenting the doughs and knocking them back. We make our own pizzas for lunch.
12.30pm We have a break for lunch; a walk round the garden (weather permitting). Lunch is served around the kitchen table.
1.15pm Refreshed we head back into the afternoon session; shaping doughs, proving and baking. Whilst the bread is baking there is time for a break and a final question and answer session.
4pm At the end of the workshop you will have a tray of breads to take home along with your course goodies.
Got a group of you and want a specific date?
No problem we can arrange this workshop with min 2 participants and tailor to your groups needs; Call Monique to arrange your event on +44 (0)7973 443527
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Green Cottages Kitchen is based in the pretty Kent village of Rodmersham Green. You can park on our drive, we are approx 2 miles from Sittingbourne/10mins from junction 5 M2. The nearest train station is Sittingbourne with good services to the Kent Coast and London (1 hour from St Pancras and Victoria stations). Taxi's cost about £6 from the train station to our house.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
You will be using flour and kneading dough, it's a physical activity. Please wear a short sleeved top/shirt to avoid clothes dangling in the dough and comfortable covered footwear with soft soles. Leave rings at home they'll only get covered in dough! We will provide you with an apron.
What about COVID?
We ask that you provide us with a copy of your COVID Pass and have taken a lateral flow before arriving (with a negative result). We ask that if you feel ill (runny nose, upset stomach, cough etc) prior to the workshop, advise us immediately, so that we can try to rearrange your date. We are working with food so it is important you don’t turn up ill! We don’t want to be ill and neither do we want to pass anything on to others who maybe vulnerable. We want to keep everyone safe and have fun baking.
We provide hand sanitisers and antibacterial hand wash and we try to keep the group reasonably spaced out as we can so everyone feels comfortable.
If the worst happens and there is a lockdown or restrictions we will rearrange the workshop for a date when the coast is clear!
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Call Monique on +44 (0)7973 443527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate wheelchair users