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Old World Breads

Wood-fired bread
Flatbread over a fire
Grain mill
Rustic loaf of bread

Course Overview

Trace the history of your morning toast back to Ancient Egypt and learn to bake bread as it was before commercial yeast and steam-injection convection ovens. Learn the basics of baking artisan breads with a strong emphasis on traditional methods, including ingredient selection, techniques for leavening and methods of baking. Students will make naturally leavened (sourdough) and unleavened breads and crackers, and bake them all over an open fire or in the wood-fired oven.


Fri, Feb 21st, 2020  –  Sat, Feb 22nd, 2020

Course Details

Length: 1.5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 2pm-6pm Day 2: 8am-4pm
Intergenerational age: 8+
Registration Cost: $145.00
Includes materials fee of $20.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • 2 proofing baskets (tightly woven cotton or linen cloth-lined bowls or colanders, wooden banneton baskets, etc)
  • Paper or cloth bags to take loaves home

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

Note: North House will host a wood-fired pizza bake after our first evening of class at 6pm. Please plan to join us!

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.