Bread Making Workshops in Portscatho

06.09.11: Portscatho baker, Richard Wallis, of Ralph’s stores will be holding two bread making workshops this autumn in his bakery in Portscatho. Richard told Roseland Online, “Making bread is not rocket science! With a bit of time, a half decent recipe and some basic kit, anyone can make bread. Back in 2009, I started working at Ralph’s as the baker, with little or any knowledge of how to make bread. Through trial, error and some encouragement, I have learnt those basic skills and can make a half decent loaf.”

Someone asked Richard if he could teach them to make bread, which inspired the idea to create these workshops so people can find out how to make a loaf of bread. He is keen to point out that it is not a master class, or a definitive bread making course. It is a relaxed, informal workshop in how he makes the bread at Ralph’s and he wants to invite everyone interested in sharing that experience.

He added, “The bakery is not very big, so group sizes are fairly small. As the workshop takes place in a real working bakery, those attending need to be over the age of 18. It’s really important to come with a sense of humour, a willingness to get covered in flour & dough, a love of tea, cake and all things that are probably bad for you but taste great. We will supply the equipment, ingredients and encouragement.”

The two workshops this year will be on 1st November 2011 from 1pm – 5pm and on 4th December from 1pm – 5pm and will cost £10 per person. To book a place, contact Richard at the Bakery on 01872 580792 or via e-mail: ralphsbakehouse@gmail.com. Places are limited and are filled on a first come basis.

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