Posts Tagged ‘real bread’

  • Bread making in Ludlow

    Bread making in Ludlow

    Scour the internet and you’ll find all manner of bread making courses across the UK, but you won’t find many that are actually held in a bakery.   The location was just one of the reasons that Peter Cook’s weekend sourdough course in Ludlow was such an exciting prospect to me.  Another was an article I’d read a few months earlier which discussed those foods to make and those to buy.  Sourdough was firmly placed in the latter category due to the unpredictable nature of the sourdough starter. I decided to take the plunge and enrolled both myself and my husband on the course, we’d done a quick bread making session at the Aldeburgh Food Festival last September and the other half had become quite taken with the process.  Held over a Saturday and Sunday a) to allow the bread time to proof and b) to allow participants the time to enjoy this wonderful town, we set off. There were five us on the course, surprisingly no one from Ludlow, two from the Bradford area and three from north shropshire. Over the two days Peter took us through the steps for making each bread and we also got a fascinating insight into the life of a baker.  I’m not sure I could cope with the topsy turvy hours and the heat in the summer! Like I said though one of

↓ More ↓