Baking Workshops Spring 2014

 

*special*Special Diets Baking: Dairy Free/ Wheat free/Gluten free/Sugar free with Raju 

Sunday 16th March

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VENUE: Hornbeam Centre 458 Hoe St E17

11-4pm Cost £35* Booking essential *

This workshop cost reflects the cost of ingredients and is therefore higher than other workshops

Do you have an allergy, intolerance or just prefer healthy eating? Do you want to learn some methods, techniques, ingredients and recipes in special/alternative diets baking?

This type of baking can seem complicated so why not learn from someone who has good knowledge and experience.

Raju has been running a successful special diets business for 4 years.

This workshop will cover bread, cakes and cookies. We will be working with a variety of non-wheat, non-gluten, vegan/dairy/egg free and sugar free ingredients such as spelt, rice, buckwheat, corn, nut flours and natural sweeteners, thickeners and binding agents. Any specific requests are welcomed. A basic knowledge in baking is preferred for this workshop as well as enthusiasm to experiment!

By the end of the workshop you will receive some yummy treats, new ideas, recipes and skills to practice and take away with you.

Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon :  Sunday 23rd March

11-4pm £30 Booking essential.

Using sourdough culture is an Sourdough baking 1ancient way of making bread. Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course/date in the email subject).

Shaping Breads with Raju Sun  Sun 30th March

VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St  London, Greater London E17 9AH

 11-4pm Cost £30 Booking essential

shaping breads

Do you want to learn the basic, intermediate and more advanced fundamental techniques and styles of shaping dough to create beautiful bread?

We will be learning:

  • Pre and final shaping techs such as rounding, pulling and rolling.
  • Different styles of shaping such as rolls, batards, Kaiser, Epi, Plaiting/braiding..
  • Cutting and scoring techniques for final baking

By the end of the workshop you will receive various shaped breads to keep or share and some valuable skills to take away with you for the next time!

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

*NEW* Pastry with Raju: Doughs Sunday 13th April

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 VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St  London, Greater London E17 9AH

11-4pm Cost £30  Booking essential

Learn how to make flaky and puff pastry for sweet and savoury treats.

No more shrinking, cracking, breaking, greasy pastry!

We will make our own flaky and puff pastry from scratch! to make your own treats such as pastries and pies, learning all the top tips to successful tasty pastry!

Perfecting your pastry takes practice and persistence but it’s totally worth it in the end!

Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

 

*special*Alternative Baking – Gluten Free with Raju Sun 4th May

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VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St  London, Greater London E17 9AH

11-4pm £30 Booking essential.

We will be using only gluten free flours (such as buckwheat, rice, chestnut, millet, quinoa, tapioca, potato and lentil flours) to create baked goods, learning how to work with these flours a little differently than we would with wheat.

We will be making a basic loaf, pizza and sweet, naughty and nice treats.

This course is perfect for people who have intolerances or allergies to gluten, those who want to reduce their intake of wheat and use varied grains or learn how to bake for their intolerant friends. This will also be a great opportunity to meet others with similar diets and share ideas and recipes.

We will use both organic yeast, naturally fermented yeast (starter cultures) and non-yeast recipes. We will also use alternatives to sugar and dairy.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

Alternative Breads with Raju: Wheat Free  Sun 18 May

rye chestnut buckwheat bread

VENUE Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St E17

 11-4pm £30 Booking essential.

We will be using ancient grain spelt, rye and gluten free flours (such as buckwheat, rice, chestnut, millet, quinoa, tapioca, potato and lentil flours) to create breads using alternatives to cultivated common wheat, learning how to work with these flours a little differently than we would with wheat. This course is perfect for people who have intolerances to wheat or gluten, those who want to reduce their intake of wheat and use varied grains or learn how to bake for their intolerant friends.

We will use both organic yeast and naturally fermented yeast (starter cultures), though this workshop focuses on variety of flours rather than sourdough baking.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

About us

We are a Bakers’ Collective and this project is an initiative that aims to make some substantial changes in the way we produce and consume bread in this part of London.

We want to make fresh, handmade, nutritious, organic bread available in our neighbourhoods.

We want to inspire people to bake their own bread for themselves, for each other and for their communities.

We want to celebrate bread and appreciate our different baking traditions.

 

The Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective supplies fresh bread to the Saturday stalls  outside the Hornbeam centre  and in Leytonstone run by Organiclea

Our bread is also available with the fruit and veg box scheme so you can place an order for a weekly loaf, every other week…

It’s also for sale at the Hornbeam cafe from Wednesday to Friday and we have a stall at the Growing Communities farmers’ market in Hackney every other week

 

We bake wholemeal loaves, granary, rye, French country bread, spelt loaves, seeded, with grains, using bakers’ yeast or sourdough methods, baps, rolls, pitas, naans, beigels, baguettes etc… All our breads are handmade, contain organic ingredients and have been allowed time for a good fermentation (some of the sourdough loaves for up to 24 hours) which improves the quality of the bread: texture, flavour and nutritional value.

Some of the baking takes place at the Hornbeam kitchen but people also bake from their homes and bring it to the markets and the cafe usually on bike or by foot… and we organise baking courses

Please get in touch if you’d like more info, to order a regular loaf, to take part in the courses or to get involved in any way

….the latest news are that we have new premises at the Blackhorse Workshops http://www.blackhorseworkshop.co.uk/and are in the process of building the kitchen and fundraising for equipment, We are always looking for help! please get in touch!  

We Hope to be running workshops at the new space soon!

hornbeambakers@gmail.com 020 8558 6880

See our blog: http://hornbeambakers.wordpress.com/

Let’s have good bread on our tables!

Courses that we ran in 2013 and earlier

Baking Bread Workshops at Hornbeam

Autumn/Winter 2013

 

Alternative Breads with Raju : Sun 8th September

11-4pm £30 Booking essential.

alternative-breadsWe will be using ancient grain spelt, rye and gluten free flours (such as buckwheat, rice, chestnut, millet, quinoa, tapioca, potato and lentil flours) to create breads using alternatives to cultivated common wheat, learning how to work with these flours a little differently than we would with wheat. This course is perfect for people who have intolerances to wheat or gluten, those who want to reduce their intake of wheat and use varied grains or learn how to bake for their intolerant friends.

We will use both organic yeast and naturally fermented yeast (starter cultures), though this workshop focuses on variety of flours rather than sourdough baking.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Speciality Breads with Raju : Sun 15th September

11-4pm £30 Booking essential.

Learn how to create baguettes, ciabatta and focaccia for yourselves! These speciality breads are popular and a delight to bake and eat. A basic knowledge of bread making is required for this workshop. We will be using pre-ferments and slap and fold methods as well as learning specific shaping techniques.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Sourdough Baking 1 :  Sunday 29th September

11-4pm £30 Booking essential.

Using sourdough culture is an ancient Sourdough baking 1way of making bread. Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course/date in the email subject).

 

 

Building a Cob Oven with Simon Blackwell Sat 21st September

VENUE: Blackhorse Workshop, 1-2 Sutherland Path, between Blackhorse lane and Sutherland Rd E17

11am – 5pm £25 ONLY! Limited places so book fast!

cob-oven1We are having our first non-baking workshop HOW TO BUILD A COB OVEN with Simon Blackwell

A cob oven is a simple, hand-made, wood-fired oven that can be made by anyone. Join us and learn how to build your own outdoor oven using “cob” a natural building material made by mixing clay, straw, water and subsoil with your feet. In this workshop we will go through practical steps involved in building an outdoor oven. By the end of the course you will have the skills and confidence to go away and build your own!

Simon is passionate about traditional cob ovens and their potential for encouraging community involvement. He builds cob ovens, benches, hot tubs and sweat lodges, and holds workshops and courses in cob oven building and baking and pizza making. Since appearing on “The Great British Bake Off” Simon has been combining his love of baking with his passion for sustainable building, in particular by teaching people how to build their own Cob ovens.

Don’t miss this community fun, chance to get messy and muddy and learn ancient building skills.

Email: hornbeambakers@gmail.com to book your place

Shaping Breads with Raju Sun 6th oct

1VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St London, Greater London E17 9AH

1-4pm Cost £30 Booking essential

shaping breadsDo you want to learn the basic, intermediate and more advanced fundamental techniques and styles of shaping dough to create beautiful bread?

We will be learning:

  • Pre and final shaping techs such as rounding, pulling and rolling.
  • Different styles of shaping such as rolls, batards, Kaiser, Epi, Plaiting/braiding..
  • Cutting and scoring techniques for final baking

By the end of the workshop you will receive various shaped breads to keep or share and some valuable skills to take away with you for the next time!

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon – Sun 13th Oct

VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St London, Greater London E17 9AH

11-4pm Cost £30 Booking essential.

Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread. Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Baking a Basic Loaf with Pilar Sun 27th Oct

VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St London, Greater London E17 9AH

11-4pm Cost £30 Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Flour, water, yeast and salt. The magic ingredients for a good loaf of nutritious bread.

This session is for those of you who want to learn the very basics of bread baking or who need a little help with your confidence as bakers or some reassurance for what you’re already doing.

We will be baking a wholewheat loaf (or spelt if you have intolerance). While we wait for the dough to rise we will experiment with different doughs, we’ll tell bread stories and you’ll have a chance to grind your own flour with our stone mill. By the end of the workshop you will receive your own handmade loaf, some other treats and basic recipes from the Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective to carry on your baking journey.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon– Sun 3rd and 10th Nov

VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St London, Greater London E17 9AH

11-4pm Cost £30 Booking essential.

Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread. Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Alternative Baking – Gluten Free with Raju Sun 17th Nov

VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St London, Greater London E17 9AH

gluten-free11-4pm £30 Booking essential.

We will be using only gluten free flours (such as buckwheat, rice, chestnut, millet, quinoa, tapioca, potato and lentil flours) to create baked goods, learning how to work with these flours a little differently than we would with wheat.

We will be making a basic loaf, pizza and sweet, naughty and nice treats.

This course is perfect for people who have intolerances or allergies to gluten, those who want to reduce their intake of wheat and use varied grains or learn how to bake for their intolerant friends. This will also be a great opportunity to meet others with similar diets and share ideas and recipes.

We will use both organic yeast, naturally fermented yeast (starter cultures) and non-yeast recipes. We will also use alternatives to sugar and dairy.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Alternative Breads with Raju: Wheat Free Sun 24th Nov

VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St London, Greater London E17 9AH

11-4pm £30 Booking essential.

We will be using ancient grain spelt, rye and gluten free flours (such as buckwheat, rice, chestnut, millet, quinoa, tapioca, potato and lentil flours) to create breads using alternatives to cultivated common wheat, learning how to work with these flours a little differently than we would with wheat. This course is perfect for people who have intolerances to wheat or gluten, those who want to reduce their intake of wheat and use varied grains or learn how to bake for their intolerant friends.

We will use both organic yeast and naturally fermented yeast (starter cultures), though this workshop focuses on variety of flours rather than sourdough baking.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Workshop of our Empowerment & Awareness program:

Diversity & Privilege: Building resilient groups based on true equality with Pilar – Sat 16th Nov

Venue tbc

11 till 4. £30 *No one turned away for lack of funds

Most of us are conscious of the deep crisis our societies and our world as a whole are immersed in; most of us want to do something about it and for that we need to pull together; working in groups can be a deeply rewarding experience and also can be challenging and demanding; we often find ourselves full of good intentions and replicating the destructive patterns we have inherited and internalised. This unconscious behaviour can get on the way of us creating truly diverse, fair and equal groups that can effectively work for social change.

This workshop aims to bringing some new understandings and awareness around those patterns; we don’t usually feel comfortable looking at issues of power and privilege so we are offering a warm and gentle space where these questions can begin to be explored.

We will be sharing experiences, doing exercises, listening to poetry, learning how we can support each other and how we can move forwards with an honest and open heart.

Will be great to see you there!

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon– Sun 1 Dec

VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St London, Greater London E17 9AH

11-4pm Cost £30 Booking essential.

Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread. Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Baking a Loaf with Pilar Sun 8th Dec

VENUE: HORNBEAM CAFE – 458 Hoe St London, Greater London E17 9AH

11-4pm Cost £30 Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Flour, water, yeast and salt. The magic ingredients for a good loaf of nutritious bread.

This session is for those of you who want to learn the very basics of bread baking or who need a little help with your confidence as bakers or some reassurance for what you’re already doing.

We will be baking a wholewheat loaf (or spelt if you have intolerance). While we wait for the dough to rise we will experiment with different doughs, we’ll tell bread stories and you’ll have a chance to grind your own flour with our stone mill. By the end of the workshop you will receive your own handmade loaf, some other treats and basic recipes from the Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective to carry on your baking journey.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

 

 

Baking courses that we ran in 2012 and earlier in 2013

Summer 2013

Baking a Loaf with Pilar : Sun 7th July

11-4pm Cost £25 Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Flour, water, yeast and salt. The magic ingredients for a good loaf of nutritious bread. This session is for those of you who want to learn the very basics of bread baking or who need a little help with your confidence as bakers or some reassurance for what you’re already doing.

We will be baking a wholewheat loaf (or spelt if you have intolerance). While we wait for the dough to rise we will experiment with different doughs, we’ll tell bread stories and you’ll have a chance to grind your own flour with our stone mill. By the end of the workshop you will receive your own handmade loaf, some other treats and basic recipes from the Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective to carry on your baking journey.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Shaping Breads with Raju : Sun 21th July

11-4pm Cost £30 Booking essential

shaping-breadsDo you want to learn the basic, intermediate and more advanced fundamental techniques and styles of shaping dough to create beautiful bread? We will be learning:

  • Pre and final shaping techs such as rounding, pulling and rolling.
  • Different styles of shaping such as rolls, batards, Kaiser, Epi, Plaiting/braiding..
  • Cutting and scoring techniques for final baking

By the end of the workshop you will receive various shaped breads to keep or share and some valuable skills to take away with you for the next time!

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Alternative Baking – Gluten Free with Raju : Sun 28th July

11-4pm £30 Booking essential.

gluten-freeWe will be using only gluten free flours (such as buckwheat, rice, chestnut, millet, quinoa, tapioca, potato and lentil flours) to create baked goods, learning how to work with these flours a little differently than we would with wheat.

We will be making a basic loaf, pizza and sweet, naughty and nice treats.

This course is perfect for people who have intolerances or allergies to gluten, those who want to reduce their intake of wheat and use varied grains or learn how to bake for their intolerant friends. This will also be a great opportunity to meet others with similar diets and share ideas and recipes.

We will use both organic yeast, naturally fermented yeast (starter cultures) and non-yeast recipes. We will also use alternatives to sugar and dairy.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Making Pizza with Raju: Sun 4th Aug

11-2pm £15 Booking essential.

pizzaWe will make nutritious and tasty pizza from scratch making a homemade special sauce together and our own individual doughs, which we will decorate with our favourite toppings. YUM!

All ages workshop, families encouraged, special diets will be catered for. Please bring specific toppings if you require them.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

Alternative Breads with Raju   Sun 7th April

11-4pm £30 Booking essential.

We will be using ancient grain spelt, rye and gluten free flours (such as buckwheat, rice, chestnut, millet, quinoa, tapioca, potato and lentil flours) to create breads using alternatives to cultivated common wheat, learning how to work with these flours a little differently than we would with wheat. This course is perfect for people who have intolerances to wheat but not to gluten, or want to reduce their intake of wheat and use varied grains. though participants who are gluten intolerant are also welcome to join and focus only on GF breads in the workshop. This workshop is also commercial yeast free.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon and David  Sun 21st April

11-4pm Cost  £25 Booking essential. Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread. Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course/date in the email subject).

 

Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon and David  Sun 28th April

11-4pm Cost  £25 Booking essential. Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread. Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course/date in the email subject).

 

Baking a Loaf with Pilar  Sun 19th May

11-4pm Cost £25  Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Flour, water, yeast and salt. The magic ingredients for a good loaf of nutritious bread. This session is for those of you who want to learn the very basics of bread baking or who need a little help with your confidence as bakers or some reassurance for what you’re already doing.
We will be baking a wholewheat loaf (or spelt if you have intolerance). While we wait for the dough to rise we will experiment with different doughs, we’ll tell bread stories and you’ll have a chance to grind your own flour with our stone mill. By the end of the workshop you will receive your own handmade loaf, some other treats and basic recipes from the Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective to carry on your baking journey.
Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Sourdough Baking 2 with Simon and David  Sun 26th May

11-4pm Cost £25 Booking essential. For people who have done Sourdough Baking 1 or with some experience in sourdough baking, this session will provide a deeper understanding of the technique, teach how to convert any recipe into a sourdough recipe and experiment further with different flours to make starters and loaves. You will take your own sourdough freshly baked bread with you, more recipes, tips, skills and the confidence to keep going!

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon and David Sun 9th June and 23rd  June

11-4pm Cost  £25 Booking essential. Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread. Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Alternative Breads with Raju  Sun 16th June

11-4pm £30 Booking essential.

We will be using ancient grain spelt, rye and gluten free flours (such as buckwheat, rice, chestnut, millet, quinoa, tapioca, potato and lentil flours) to create breads using alternatives to cultivated common wheat, learning how to work with these flours a little differently than we would with wheat. This course is perfect for people who have intolerances to wheat but not to gluten, or want to reduce their intake of wheat and use varied grains. though participants who are gluten intolerant are also welcome to join and focus only on GF breads in the workshop. This workshop is also commercial yeast free.

Please book in advance – email  hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

 

Spring 2013

Sunday 13th January: Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon and David

11-4pm Cost  £25 Booking essential . Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread. Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

Sunday 27th January: Shaping Breads with Raju-Sachi

11-4pm Cost £25  Booking essential
Do you want to learn the basic, intermediate and more advanced fundamental techniques and styles of shaping dough to create beautiful bread? We will be learning:

  • Pre and final shaping techs such as rounding, pulling and rolling.
  • Different styles of shaping such as rolls, batards, baguettes, Kaiser, Epi, Plaiting/braiding..
  • Cutting and scoring techniques for final baking

By the end of the workshop you will receive various shaped breads to keep or share and some valuable skills to take away with you for the next time!

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Sunday 3rd February: Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon and David

(same workshop as 13th January, see above)

 

Sunday 17th February: Baking a Loaf with Pilar

11-4pm Cost £25  Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Flour, water, yeast and salt. The magic ingredients for a good loaf of nutritious bread. This session is for those of you who want to learn the very basics of bread baking or who need a little help with your confidence as bakers or some reassurance for what you’re already doing.
We will be baking a wholewheat loaf (or spelt if you have intolerance). While we wait for the dough to rise we will experiment with different doughs, we’ll tell bread stories and you’ll have a chance to grind your own flour with our stone mill. By the end of the workshop you will receive your own handmade loaf, some other treats and basic recipes from the Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective to carry on your baking journey.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

COURSE NOW FULL: Sunday 24th February: Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon and David

11-4pm Cost  £25 Booking essential . Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread. Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves. You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs. By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handful of new skills.

 

Sunday 3rd March: Alternative Baking with Raju-Sachi

11-4pm Cost £30   Booking essential

Do you have an allergy, intolerance or just prefer healthy eating? Do you want to learn some methods, techniques, ingredients and recipes in special/alternative diets baking? This type of baking can seem complicated so why not learn from someone who has good knowledge and experience. Raju Sachi has been running a successful special diets business for nearly 3 years. www.naughtyandnicecakes.co.uk

This workshop will cover bread, cakes and cookies. We will be working with a variety of non-wheat, non-gluten, vegan/dairy/egg free and sugar free ingredients such as spelt, rice, buckwheat, corn, nut flours and natural sweeteners, thickeners and binding agents. Any specific requests are welcomed. A basic knowledge in baking is preferred for this workshop as well as enthusiasm to experiment! By the end of the workshop you will receive some yummy treats, new ideas, recipes and skills to practice and take away with you.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Now fully booked: Sunday 17th March: Baking a Loaf with Pilar

11-4pm Cost £30  Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Flour, water, yeast and salt. The magic ingredients for a good loaf of nutritious bread. This session is for those of you who want to learn the very basics of bread baking or who need a little help with your confidence as bakers or some reassurance for what you’re already doing.
We will be baking a wholewheat loaf (or spelt if you have intolerance). While we wait for the dough to rise we will experiment with different doughs, we’ll tell bread stories and you’ll have a chance to grind your own flour with our stone mill. By the end of the workshop you will receive your own handmade loaf, some other treats and basic recipes from the Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective to carry on your baking journey.

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

Sunday 24th March: Sourdough Baking 2 with Simon and David

11-4pm  Cost £25  Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds) For people who have done Sourdough Baking 1 or with some experience in sourdough baking, this session will provide a deeper understanding of the technique, teach how to convert any recipe into a sourdough recipe and  experiment further with different flours to make starters and loaves. You will take your own sourdough freshly baked bread with you, more recipes, tips and skills.. and the confidence to keep going!

Please book in advance – email hornbeambakers@gmail.com (with the relevant course in the email subject).

 

BAKING COURSES AUTUMN 2012

Sunday 2nd September: Shaping Breads with Sachi

11-4pm Cost £25  Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Do you want to learn the basic, intermediate and more advanced fundamental techniques and styles of shaping dough to create beautiful bread? Come to our all day workshop on Sunday 2nd September at the Hornbeam Centre from 11-4pm.
We will be learning:

  • Pre and final shaping techs such as rounding, pulling and rolling.
  • Different styles of shaping such as rolls, batards, baguettes, Kaiser, Epi, Plaiting/braiding..
  • Cutting and scoring techniques for final baking

By the end of the workshop you will receive various shaped breads to keep or share and some valuable skills to take away with you for the next time!

Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

Sunday 9th September: Alternative Baking with Sachi

11-4pm Cost £30   Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Do you have an allergy, intolerance or just prefer healthy eating? Do you want to learn some methods, techniques, ingredients and recipes in special/alternative diets baking?
This type of baking can seem complicated so why not learn from someone who has good knowledge and experience.
Sachi has been running a successful special diets business for nearly 3 years. www.naughtyandnicecakes.co.uk
This workshop will cover bread, cakes and cookies. We will be working with a variety of non-wheat, non-gluten, vegan/dairy/egg free and sugar free ingredients such as spelt, rice, buckwheat, corn, nut flours and natural sweeteners, thickeners and binding agents. Any specific requests are welcomed. A basic knowledge in baking is preferred for this workshop as well as enthusiasm to experiment!
By the end of the workshop you will receive some yummy treats, new ideas, recipes and skills to practice and take away with you.
Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

Sunday 16th September: Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon and David

11-4pm Cost  £25 Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread
Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves
You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs
By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handfull of new skills

Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

 

Sunday 7th October: Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon and David

11-4pm Cost  £25 Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread
Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves
You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs
By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handfull of new skills

Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

 

Sunday 28 October: Baking a Loaf with Pilar

11-4pm Cost £25  Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Flour, water, yeast and salt. The magic ingredients for a good loaf of nutritious bread.
This session is for those of you who want to learn the very basics of bread baking or who need a little help with your confidence as bakers or some reassurance for what you’re already doing.
We will be baking a wholewheat loaf (or spelt if you have intolerance). While we wait for the dough to rise we will experiment with different doughs, we’ll tell bread stories and you’ll have a chance to grind your own flour with our stone mill.
By the end of the workshop you will receive your own handmade loaf, some other treats and basic recipes from the Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective to carry on your baking journey.
Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

 

Sunday 4th November: Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon and David

(same workshop as 16th September, see above)

Sunday 18 November: Baking a Loaf with Pilar

11-4pm Cost £25  Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Flour, water, yeast and salt. The magic ingredients for a good loaf of nutritious bread.
This session is for those of you who want to learn the very basics of bread baking or who need a little help with your confidence as bakers or some reassurance for what you’re already doing.
We will be baking a wholewheat loaf (or spelt if you have intolerance). While we wait for the dough to rise we will experiment with different doughs, we’ll tell bread stories and you’ll have a chance to grind your own flour with our stone mill.
By the end of the workshop you will receive your own handmade loaf, some other treats and basic recipes from the Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective to carry on your baking journey.
Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

 

Sunday 25th November: Sourdough Baking 2 with Simon and David

11-4pm  Cost £25  Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)
For people who have done Sourdough Baking 1 or with some experience in sourdough baking, this session will provide a deeper understanding of the technique, teach how to convert any recipe into a sourdough recipe and  experiment further with different flours to make starters and loaves.
You will take your own sourdough freshly baked bread with you, more recipes, tips and skills.. and the confidence to keep going!
Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

Sunday 9th December: Bread & Permaculture with Pilar

11-5pm Cost £30 Booking essential (no one turned away for lack of funds)
The Hornbeam is an environmental centre that is host to a number of permaculture projects.
In this workshop we will cover the basics of bread baking and while the bread rises we will look at permaculture principles and ethics and how they can be applied not only to bread baking but to every aspect of our lives
Come and learn to bake the permaculture loaf
To book contact hornbeambakers@gmail.co

 

Workshop terms

Each workshop is limited to 10 places.  We can only refund cancellations if they are a minimum of a week in advance of the workshop.

(We endeavour to provide affordable, accessible learning but if you cannot meet the cost of the course please contact us to arrange a place for what you can afford.)

The facilitators of the bread workshops at the Hornbeam Centre are from the Hornbeam Bakers Collective. We are a collective of bakers for the Hornbeam Cafe, Hornbeam Box Scheme, Hornbeam Saturday Stall, Leytonstone Saturday Market, Growing Communities Market and various other events. We are currently seeking funding for our project. Please get in touch if you’d like to support us.

 

BAKING COURSES FOR CHILDREN

Sweet Stuff 1

Sunday 10th June 2pm-4.30pm
Learn to make yummy and healthy cookies, cakes and smoothies
Ages 11 to 16.  £5 / £2.50 (concs)

Sweet Stuff 2

Sunday 24th June 2pm-3.30pm
Have fun learning to make and decorate smoothies and cakes
Ages 5 to 10.   £3 / £1.50 (concs)

Sweet Stuff 3

Sunday 1st July 2pm-4.30pm
Learn to make yummy and healthy cookies, cakes and smoothies
Ages 11 to 16.  £5 / £2.50 (concs)

Use your loaf

Sunday 15th & 22nd July  1.30-4pm
Sticking your hands in dough is fun and feels good… come and learn to bake your own bread!
Ages 11 to 16.  £7 / £3.50 (concs)
 Spaces are limited so booking for all the courses is essential.

Booking via www.wegottickets.com/thehornbeamcafe, or phone/call in at Hornbeam Cafe 458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH, 020 8558 6880.

No one turned away for lack of funds!

A parent or guardian must be present for every child aged 10 or below

This programme has been made possible due to financial support received from the Hoe Street Community Ward Forum.

 

BAKING COURSES SPRING 2012

Sunday 29th January: Shaping Breads with Sachi

11-4pm Cost £20  Booking essential

Do you want to learn the basic, intermediate and more advanced fundamental techniques and styles of shaping dough to create beautiful bread? Come to our all day workshop on Sunday 29th January at the Hornbeam Centre from 11-4pm.

We will be learning:

  • Pre and final shaping techs such as rounding, pulling and rolling.
  • Different styles of shaping such as rolls, batards, baguettes, Kaiser, Epi, Plaiting/braiding..
  • Cutting and scoring techniques for final baking

By the end of the workshop you will receive various shaped breads to keep or share and some valuable skills to take away with you for the next time!

Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

Sunday 12th February: Alternative Baking with Sachi

11-4pm Cost £25   Booking essential

Do you have an allergy, intolerance or just prefer healthy eating? Do you want to learn some methods, techniques, ingredients and recipes in special/alternative diets baking?

This type of baking can seem complicated so why not learn from someone who has good knowledge and experience.

Sachi has been running a successful special diets business for nearly 3 years. www.naughtyandnicecakes.co.uk

Come to our all day workshop on Sunday 12th February at the Hornbeam Centre from 11-4pm

This workshop will cover bread, cakes and cookies. We will be working with a variety of non-wheat, non-gluten, vegan/dairy/egg free and sugar free ingredients such as spelt, rice, buckwheat, corn, nut flours and natural sweeteners, thickeners and binding agents. Any specific requests are welcomed. A basic knowledge in baking is preferred for this workshop as well as enthusiasm to experiment!

By the end of the workshop you will receive some yummy treats, new ideas, recipes and skills to practice and take away with you.

Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

 

Sunday 26th February: Baking the Basic Loaf with Pilar & David

11-4pm Cost £20  Booking essential

Flour, water, yeast and salt. The magic ingredients for a good loaf of nutritious bread.

This session is for those of you who want to learn the very basics of bread baking or who need a little help with your confidence as bakers or some reassurance for what you’re already doing.

We will be baking a wholewheat loaf (or spelt if you have intolerance). While we wait for the dough to rise we will experiment with some simple unleavened (no yeast) breads, we’ll tell bread stories and you’ll have a chance to grind your own flour with our stone mill.

By the end of the workshop you will receive your own handmade loaf, some other treats and basic recipes from the Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective to carry on your baking journey.

Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

 

Sunday 25th March: Sourdough Baking 1 with Simon and Pilar

11-4pm Cost  £20 Booking essential

Using sourdough culture is an ancient way of making bread

Come to learn the basics of this wonderful technique to bake incredibly nutritious and tasty loaves

You will learn to make sourdough starters and sponges and experiment with different doughs

By the end of the workshop your own handmade sourdough loaf will be ready to take home together with your own starter for future baking, recipes and a handfull of new skills

 

Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com

 

Sunday 22nd April: Sourdough Baking 2 with Simon and Pilar

11-4pm  Cost £25  Booking essential

For people who have done Sourdough Baking 1 or with some experience in sourdough baking, this session will provide a deeper understanding of the technique, teach how to convert any recipe into a sourdough recipe and  experiment further with different flours to make starters and loaves.

You will take your own sourdough freshly baked bread with you, more recipes, tips and skills.. and the confidence to keep going!

Please book in advance to reserve a place at hornbeambakers@gmail.com