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Basic Breads

A full day of understanding the principles of bread making - Mixing, dough development, baking and eating!


Sourdough Course

A full day of understanding the principles of Sourdough - Keeping a Sourdough Starter at home, Mixing and working with the active culture and how to develop the dough into beautiful Sourdough Bread

Basic breads is the most popular course we run, its a complete beginners guide to the world of bread baking. Its been developed over the years to take you though step by step every stage of the process.

Even if you bake at home occasionally, but just want to refine your skill, we think this course will help because you get the see how we achieve the results we do in the bakery and you may just learn a few new techniques.


What we’ll teach you on this course:

Basics: Equipment & Ingredients

Bread: White Farmhouse, Wholemeal Loaf & Granary Loaf

Techniques: Weighing out Ingredients, Mixing, Developing gluten, Shaping & Baking


“Brilliant, packed full of tips and tricks. Garry and Matt were a delight, they were happy to answer the many questions we had. They were patient and helpful. The coffee and food from the cafe at dinner was just gorgeous. We had done a sourdough course with them a couple of years back and that too was great. It was great back then and just as good years later. We've even booked on for another course next year and we can't wait”

marierR7438UYBasic breads course - Reviewed 16 November 2021

What the day will look like

As a guideline....

  • 9.45am Meet for Coffee & Welcome
  • 10am Get Setup in the Bakery
  • 10.15am Talk: Ingredients and Flour
  • 10.40am Practical: Weighing out & Mixing
  • 11.30am Practical: Developing gluten & Fermentation
  • 1pm Lunch in our Cafe
  • 2pm Practical: Bench Rest, Shaping & Proving
  • 2.30pm Talk: Baking Equipment
  • 3pm Practical: Scoring & Baking
  • 3.30pm: Talk: Bake Timings
  • 4.30pm Tasting and Q&A

Course Dates

14th January 2024: Basic Breads

14th April 2024: Basic Breads

£110.00Out of stock

More dates will become available for this course in January 2024

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Useful Information:

All our courses are held in our bakery. The Address is 3 Bath Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6JQ

Courses are always run on a Sunday and there is Free Parking in Leek Town Centre right outside the Bakery.

Whilst most equipment is provided you may wish to bring your own set of electronic scales and an apron.

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About Live Love Loaf

3 Bath Street
ST13 6JQ

T: 01538 529 613

Live Love Loaf - 01538 529 613