Artisan Bread Baking: Rustic Rye Breads and Pumpernickel
Sunday, October 22 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Level: All levels - min. 4, max. 8 participans
Location: Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen @ Brotbakery, 38 Meade Rd. Fairfax Vermont
Costs: $95 - includes coffee, tea and tasting lunch, plus hands-on instructions and all materials
Instructor: Heike Meyer, owner / bakeress at Brotbakery (see bio in "About us")
Rye is different! Every professional and home baker who has worked with this tasty grain knows that rules don't seem to apply when it comes to baking with rye.
In this class we explore rye’s unique chemistry and become familiar with some of the centuries-old techniques that Europe’s master bakers developed to work with this unique grain. We learn all about it's origin, history, use in baking and nutritional values, before tackeling different ways of baking delicious sourdough breads made with rye flour, chops, soakers and sponges.
Special attention will be paid to the history and making of original Westphalian Pumpernickel, a bread that seems to be familiar: Pumpernickel is a well known bread title in the US but it has little to do with the German original. You'll be surprised how delicious and versatile this classic bread is!
We look at classic and new recipes to create a bread that we then bake in class, and you will not only gain a new understanding of working with rye and natural sourdough, but also expand your hands-on baking knowledge and your overall bread repertoire beyond the ordinary. Class includes recipe handout, hands-on instruction, presentation, Q&A session and a rye bread tasting.
Please email us if you have any questions. or sign up for this class on our class page
Please be aware of our cancellation policy:
- Full Payment is due upon registering for a class. We understand that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to cancel your course or change the date. Given two weeks or more notice we are happy to offer a full refund.
- If we need to postpone or cancel a class either a full refund will be given, or you can use your payment as a credit towards any future class.
- If you need to cancel last minute - two weeks or less of the class date - a full refund will be offered if we can refill your booking. Otherwise a 50% refund will be issued.