This year we are celebrating Mr D’s 50th birthday and nephew James is 21. So on Good Friday we took a group of family and friends to River Cottage for a Baking Bread course.
I haven’t made bread before, mainly because I thought it involved lots of kneading – which looked like hard work! But we didn’t have to knead anything for longer than 5 minutes.
James with the foccacia dough – sometimes a bowl just isn’t big enough!
We made pizzas to go in the wood fired oven – this is Hugh’s kitchen on the TV. Mr D looks very proud of his pizza – he says it was just a small snack.
We made Hot Cross buns for Easter. These are mine!
Most of the day we were in this wonderful barn, each with our own cooking station.
It was a fantastic day and Joe, our teacher, was excellent. We were given masses of information, but lots of breaks and snacks too.
We all came home with three breads – foccacia, a basic loaf, soda bread and four Hot Cross Buns. So when those are gone (they’re mostly in the freezer) I feel confident I can make some more!