PANARY Craft Baking Courses
I have been an artisan baker for 40 years, and a teacher of breadmaking courses for nearly 20 years.
I established PANARY in 1997, and now teach an array of craft baking courses in a working watermill near Shaftesbury in Dorset. Much of the flour used in the courses is sourced locally from the mill.
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The Right Bread Baking Course For You
Select a bread baking course from my menu of craft baking courses. Whatever your level, I’m sure to have the right course for you. Not sure which course to choose? I’ll be more than happy to offer some guidance.
Whichever course you choose, you’ll learn about real bread in the atmosphere of a working watermill in rural Dorset.
You’ll acquire knowledge from me, Paul Merry, master baker and devoted exponent of my craft with vast experience of all aspects of artisanal baking.
- Bread baking courses for beginners and advanced
- Gain insight into the process of yeast fermentation
- Learn hand skills from a master baker
- Small tutor group with a friendly atmosphere
- Take home your inspired produce
- Tour the working flour mill
PANARY is located in the beautiful rural setting of north Dorset, in Britain’s South West. So if you live in Somerset, Devon or Wiltshire, we’re right on your doorstep. For those that require an overnight stay, we have a list of recommended accommodation.
A very enjoyable week in Provence
I have just returned from a very enjoyable week in Provence at Domaine L’ Ancienne Ecole with a great group of people. I have learnt so much about bread making from Paul this week and finally understand what my husband is talking about with reference to sourdough breads in particular.Jane Aldridge, Bread baking student, 2019
Paul is very flexible and gave us the opportunity to choose breads that we would like to make such as brioche, pain aux raisin and pain de Campagne, for example. During the week, we baked most of our bread in a wood-fired oven. The week included a visit to a fabulous local market and an afternoon in a local town. The course is based at an organic winery with lovely gites in a beautiful part of Provence owned by Anna and Wilson Thorburn who could not be more welcoming. Highly recommended!!