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ARTISAN BREAD MAKING for beginners and experienced

Both beginners and more experienced bread enthusiasts will benefit from this class. The main objective is to inspire you with four simple ingredients that, with a little magic and your passionate attention, turn into bread. And with just a few variations, it turns into an Italian style crusty exterior with most spongy interior to hold the olive oil; and sometimes it becomes a smooth butter rich egg-y 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 transports us back to the banks of the Seine where we had our first baguette.

Class Objectives
1 Make and maintain a bread starter from scratch|
2 Use a BIGA (Italian bread starter) to make an Italian crusty loaves
3 Use dry yeast to make sponge starter for French baguettes and to make traditional brioche.
4 Identify and practice techniques to form breads.
5 Enjoy the process and outcomes of making artisan breads.


Today’s Production

Italian Pane Pugliese (rounds; seeded; olive)
French Baguette
Pizza dough
Buttery Brioche (challah style; crescent rolls; cinnamon rolls; raisin bread; bread sticks; buttery pull-a-parts)
Focaccia with rosemary, dates and walnuts

Lunch menu
Grilled Chicken Breast –
Romaine & Caesar dressing
Stove-top pizza dough with simple topping
Cinnamon rolls
Wine if desired


BIGA STARTER* (making starter for Italian bread making)
PIZZETTE, PIZZA, (Pane al PIZZA, also used for flat bread)

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 suggestions for a private event 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.