Essentials of Bread Course

19/10/2019 9:30 am - 6:00 pm


Members £37.50 / Non-members £62.50

Location: Graham’s Bakery, 22 Space Business Centre, GL2 4AL – 


Graham will take you from a complete novice or recipe follower to a level of competency and understanding that will allow you to create your own recipes to achieve the bread qualities of your personal preferences.

You will learn the fundamental theories that underpin all breadmaking.

During this course you will create both white and wholemeal breads as tin loaves and as oven bottom crusty types. While producing these doughs Graham will explain the ingredients involved and how the differing quantities produce different qualities in the finished product. You will learn how to use your senses to judge when the doughs are mixed, fermented, proved and baked. You gain moulding skills from a real baker that allows you to create bold and shapely loaves with good crumb structure.

Courses run from 9.30am to 6pm ish.

Aprons, ingredients and refreshments provided.

Start the day with some freshly baked cookies, locally ground and roasted coffee or a pot of tea, a range of fresh juices, fruit teas etc. maybe even some fresh Brioche.

We will keep you topped up with drinks throughout the day and at lunch you will stretch and top your own 12″ sourdough pizza made with a sourdough starter from a 200 year old bakery on the island of Ischia (just off Naples).

at the end of the day you will taste and examine all of the breads made to see the qualities you should expect from each type.

After a hard days work you should take home 6 loaves made entirely by you individually from weighing the ingredients to packing them at the end it’s all your own work (we work the ovens but the rest is entirely yours)

How to book

Tickets can be purchased using the new CSSC events management system using this link –

Alternatively, you can email James at to reserve your place. To secure the member’s discount, please provide your membership number at the time of booking. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know when you book.

Thanks to generous subsidies from CSSC we can offer a fantastic discount for members on this course.

This course is limited to 8 spaces, so will sell out quickly. We apologise if you miss out this time, but please look at our other courses as there may be other options available.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or access needs, please let us know and we will do our best to accomodate.