ARTISAN BREAD MAKING II

This is take TWO for EVOO Artisan Bread Making – our newest expanded bread class. Only 8 students to the class so you get lots of attention and practice.  

Of course, the main objective is, as always, to inspire you by these four simple ingredients (flour, water, salt & yeast), given a little magic and your passionate attention, turn into bread. And with just a few variations, it becomes an Italian style crusty exterior with a most spongy interior to hold the olive oil. Sometimes it becomes a smooth butter egg-y rich texture that is slightly sweet, as in French brioche; and sometimes, with fingers crossed, and the right training, we make a French baguette that is crusty enough to sand straight up in the air without bending and yet has an interior so soft and sweet that while still warm with butter it transports us back to the banks of the Seine where we had our first baguette.

 Lunch is always included. And if you want some of our “Biga starter” you must swear to care for it, and you may take a cup of it with you. Be sure to eat a good breakfast because we eat lunch about 12:30.

Course Menu

ITALIAN STYLES
Grape Fococcia (schiacciata all’uva)  

Pizza and flat breads
Artisan bread of the Paglia region of Italy
Biga, Italian name for natural yeast starter

FRENCH STYLES
Traditional dry yeast BRIOCHE
French Baguette made with a piece of an 80 year old “Levain” or starter
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Lunch Menu:

Grilled Chicken
with romaine served with Caesar dressing atop a Pizzette
Sweet grape focaccia
Cinnamon Roll with “schmear” of frosting
Leftover breads are divided up to take home


Recipes


BIGA STARTER* (making starter for Italian bread making)
BRIOCHE DOUGH
GRILLED ROMAINE WITH CAESAR STYLE DRESSING
PIZZETTE, PIZZA, (Pane al PIZZA, also used for flat bread)
SAUSAGE, CHICKEN

Private Events

Any of our shows or class experiences can be designed just for your private party. (*) Imagine  having a room of your friends watching and dining during the Dinner Show or with aprons on and hands into the dough during a private PASTA 101 semi-hands-on class. Private experiences can be arranged by speaking directly with one of our representatives. See our CUSTOM EVENTS page to learn more about the possibilities.

 

(*)Private groups of ten or less may join the regular scheduled classes and are expected to pay the regular price per person, gratuity optional.  Groups of 11 or more constitute a private event, and our pricing for those experiences depends upon the date, number in the party, type of experience, and of course, the menu. A service fee is always applied.