Traditional and artisan bread, cakes and pastries

Traditional and artisan bread, cakes and pastries.

Bread Making Courses

Our bread classes are hands-on practical workshops where we teach you the principles and techniques used to make different styles of bread and, hopefully, have a bit of fun on the way. They are run by the old chap (Simon Wooster) who started the family bakery at Bardwell back in 1989 before moving into various technical roles in the baking and flour milling industries. The aim is to provide enjoyable, practical instruction, some insights into the world of baking and send you off with full stomachs (we’ll feed you), bread (that you’ve made) and the knowledge to do it all over again in your own homes.

Each class lasts a full day (9.30am to 4pm) and is suitable for both complete novices and those with more experience who want to refine their bread-making skills. The bakery is fairly cosy so we limit places to a maximum of six per class. 

Courses cost £90 each per class and include a 40 page e-booklet ‘Home Bread-making’ which contains the recipes covered during the day as well as loads of information on practical home baking.

bread making

A look at the basic techniques and ingredients used in bread making with tips and tricks on how to make different bread styles, from tin bread to open textured artisan style breads including ciabatta and focaccia.

Course dates:

Sunday 19th January

Sunday 23rd February

Sunday 22nd March

Sunday 19th April



Baking with sourdough

An introduction to making sourdough bread from making and maintaining a starter through to shaping, proving and baking.

Course dates:

Sunday 22nd September

Sunday 26th January

Sunday 29th March

Sunday 26th April



The Windmill, School Lane, Bardwell, Bury St Edmunds,

Suffolk IP31 1AD

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