If you fancy getting in on the whole artisan bread thing, there’s two three places starting in July offering ‘how-to’ courses from the not-for-profit organisation Cracking Good Food.
If you’re within striking distance of Flixton, Prestwich or Chorlton-cum-Hardy, the new classes could help your inner baking knead.
The organisers say:
Having successfully launched a new full-day bread class, Our Daily Bread, last week in Flixton, Cracking Good Food will return to the Girls’ School there for more baking on 12 July and 8 November (10am-4pm, £95). Cracking Good Food also takes artisan breadmaking to North Manchester for the first time on 7 June and again on 27 September, with a brand-new all-day course at Prestwich Arts College (10am-4pm, £95).
Cracking Good Food’s half-day Breaking Bread courses continue to run at Chorlton High School (the next programmed are 14 June, 13 September and 11 October, 10am-2pm, £55), and there is also a special Festive Bread session on 22 November (10am-2pm, £55).
CGF’s breadmaking expert Rob Tomlinson explains what happens there: “Our workshops are totally hands-on and participants come away with the knowledge of how to make organic loaves, aromatic focaccia, rye bread, delicious garlic naans, and even the perfect pizza base. The battle to restore decent bread to its proper place is gathering momentum. Join us!”
See www.crackinggoodfood.org for details and booking information for all the classes on offer and to find out more about Cracking Good Food’s community work.