Suffolk’s newest baking school has opened its doors in Darsham, giving would-be bakers a chance to try their hand at making their own sourdough bread, doughnuts or delicious pizzas.
Run at the Two Magpies, a cafe and bakery on the A12, the cookery courses aim to teach all the skills needed to create freshly-baked masterpieces at home and really get to grip with those techniques that have been evading you.
Taking place in the working bakery and taught by founder and co-owner, Rebecca Bishop, all the classes are suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience. With just eight people to a class, there’s plenty of individual tuition, and opportunity to ask questions throughout.
Currently there are three classes available:
Introduction to Sourdough Baking: a full day course (7 hour course for £140) teaching the fundamentals of sourdough – mixing, shaping, baking and recreating it time and time again at home.
Dedicated to Doughnuts: a half day course (£60 per person) that teaches how to make sweet yeasted brioche dough and shape it into doughnuts. You will leave the class with 6 filled doughnuts and the dough to make 6 more at home.
The Pizza Masterclass: taking place in the evening, it is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to create your own pizza then enjoy eating it with a glass of wine or a beer in the cafe followed by a delicious dessert. Visit www.twomagpiesbakery.co.uk to book your place.
Two Magpies Darsham is open Sunday to Friday from 8am-5pm and on Saturday from 8am-8.30pm. For more information on the baking classes visit www.twomagpiesbakery.co.uk