Register now for my spring baking classes

Registration is now open for my spring baking classes, offered through the St. Charles Parish Schools Community Education* program.  Learn to bake yeast breads from scratch, or learn to craft a high-hydration, no-knead, wild-yeast sourdough loaf.

  • Baking with Yeast:  Bread Baking for Beginners is  a three-session, hands-on adventure.  Learn to measure, mix, knead, and shape yeast breads, including a tender whole-grain sandwich loaf, buttery soft pretzels, filled breads, and more.  The supply fee covers essential, reusable materials like a dough shaper, rising bucket, loaf pan, as well as bread ingredients used in class.
    • Dates:  Wednesday, April 18, 25, and May 2, from 6 pm to 8:15 pm
    • Location:  Hahnville High School, Boutte, LA
    • Tuition:  $65.00, plus a $10 supply fee ($5 for returning students)
  • Sourdough Bread at Home:  Crusty, Wild Yeast Loaves  is a one-session, jam-packed class devoted to non-kneaded, high-hydration, wild yeast bread, baked inside a Dutch oven.  Learn to cultivate a wild-yeast (aka sourdough) starter and to work with wet dough in order to create amazing, artisan-bakery quality rustic loaves (exactly like the one pictured above) in an ordinary home oven.  A sample loaf will be baked in class; students will receive an active sourdough starter and mix dough in class to be baked at home the next day.
    • Two different one-session classes:  Thursday, March 15 OR Monday, May 7
    • Location:  Hahnville High School, Boutte, LA
    • Tuition:  $35 (includes supply fee)

Sign up by February 13, 2012, and receive a 5% early registration discount (senior citizens receive a 10% discount).  Registration forms are available online here.

*You do not need to be a St. Charles Parish resident to enroll in a Community Education course; classes are open to the general public.

2 thoughts on “Register now for my spring baking classes

  1. Love your blog! Thanks to your mention of the KAF demos, I was also there last weekend…thought Frank was great. I bake bread regularly and feel that I’m ready for the next step…I’m looking for a participatory class where my baking can be refined.

    Is your class for beginners only? Do you or will you have something for bakers with some experience?

    • The class is hands-on, so every participant has the opportunity to work to his/her own level and ask lots of questions. The fall class included novice and more experienced bakers. Each week features two different breads, so participants have supervised, hands-on experience with six different doughs (sweet and savory) by the end of the class.

      On the other hand, the sourdough class focuses on high-hydration (ie, wet dough), rustic peasant loaves, made with young levain. It’s a different style of baking, with a flexible time schedule and distinctive end product. If you’re looking for something different, it might be the ticket.

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