I’ve always pictured myself as one of those people who spends Sunday afternoons making fantastic loaves of bread for the family to enjoy. Or who produces a wonderful sharing loaf for a dinner party. However, I have yet to actually make a loaf of bread and I know I wouldn’t make it through Bread Week if I did Bake Off. Cake and biscuits I can do. Bread I have no experience of baking at all. Until now…
A good friend bought me a voucher to spend at the Lemon and Soul Cookery School and I chose the bread making masterclass (and splashed out the extra so Tom could come along too).
We made a great selection of breads: Cinnamon Wasps Nests, Carrot and Poppy Seed Wholemeal Buns, Kaiser Rolls and Pitta Bread. There was lots of kneading and proving and kneading and proving but we had a great time!
Cinnamon Wasps Nests
These are sweet cinnamon buns and were the first dough we made. They were delicious little buns, though cinnamon isn’t my favourite so Tom will probably be forced to eat them all (what a shame!)
Somehow in all the fun I forgot to get a picture of the cinnamon buns!
Carrot and Poppy Seed Wholemeal Buns
These were my favourite of the lot. Little perfect vegetable rolls. We had ours with some butternut squash soup for tea and they were perfect. I will definitely be making these again in the future!
These are white bread rolls with a small amount of honey or malt for flavour. The dough was really good for shaping the rolls and the taste was lovely. I would make these again for a lunch or rolls to have with a meal.
This was a very simple dough and easy to make and shape. We would like to make this as mini pizzas next time as Katarina suggested that was popular in her family!
We really enjoyed our bread making course, and we will definitely use the recipes again. As we go into the winter we’re planning to make soups for lunches to take to work and the carrot and wholemeal rolls will be perfect to go with them. A happy Sunday afternoon can be spent making soup and rolls for the week ahead!
If you’re in or near Southampton then I really recommend the Lemon and Soul cookery school. Do look them up and learn something new!