Bread Making

Busy Making Dough!

At Hot Pot Pottery we love to get people in touch with their creative side and have recently teamed up with Dede Liss who is an experienced Artisan Bread Making tutor to run bread making classes in our tea-room & gallery.

Dede is passionate about helping people to learn how to make really good bread in a ‘hands on way’ easy to replicate at home. Her courses are fun and interesting and full of great tips on making authentic artisan style bread.

Dede was a founder member of the Forest Bakehouse; the first artisan bakery in the Forest of Dean and we are delighted to have her to help bring Bread Making Back to The House of Bread.

An Introduction to Artisan Bread Making (Mon 6th Nov 2017) 10am-3pm

You will have heard about the ‘Real Ale Campaign’ but you might not heard of the ‘Real Bread Campaign. It’s an artisan revival of truly delicious bread using simple ingredients; flour water salt and yeast. Making bread is a craft and using skills that are easy to learn, your tutor Dede will share her knowledge and skills with you to show you how to make delicious wholesome bread that doesn’t cost a fortune.

Course outline

In a fun and relaxed atmosphere you will learn how to make a Bloomer, Fougasse, Pitta and Baguette.

You will also learn about:

  • long fermentation dough method
  • sponge and dough method
  • five stages of bread making: mixing , kneading, shaping, proving , baking
  • different flours and gluten
  • dried and fresh yeast

NB: for long fermentation Dede will bring her own pre-prepared dough but you also get to make your own dough on the day for making, shaping and cooking.

The cost is £55, booking is essential and payment will be in advance to Dede.

Contact Us to find out more.

Christmas Breads – Sat 2nd Dec or Mon 4th Dec 2017

Back by popular demand! Come and get festive with your bread making! Christmas traditionally was a time when people treated themselves to food not usually eaten any other time of the year. So delicious food sweetened with chocolate, nuts, sugar and fruit, made even better with the addition of eggs and butter.

On this course Dede will bring together some delicious recipes from across Europe to share with you. So join Dede just before Christmas to learn how to make delicious Christmas Bread for yourself and indulge yourselves!

Course outline

You will learn how to make Italian Panettone, German Stollen, Authentic German Lebkuchen and Dutch Speculaas Spelt Xmas Biscuits.

You will also learn about:

  • how to make and work with sweet enriched doughs
  • five stages of bread making
  • different flours
  • dried and fresh yeast

The cost is £65, booking is essential and payment will be in advance to Dede.

Contact Us to find out more.