July 9, 2019
Recently, I have been working on setting up some new residential baking courses in Devon. I must thank the owners of the property, Nigel Jones and Tara Fraser, for their friendliness and interest in PANARY bread. We are ready to go and bookings can be taken at Ashley Court, near Tiverton, in Devon.
PANARY now offers two different residential courses. Every spring there has been the course in the vineyard in the Rhone Valley, north of Avignon. We are taking bookings for the next course there in 2020, but unfortunately a cloud of uncertainty hangs over us since the vineyard is for sale. The owners tell me to “carry on” regardless, on the strength of local folklore that says vineyards with wineries attached can take many years to sell.
For all about PANARY in PROVENCE go to https://www.panary.co.uk/craft-baking-courses/panary-provence/
Right now I have the pleasure of telling you about the new one in Devon.
5-day residential baking courses in Devon
First course – November 9 – 15, 2019
The course is held in a Regency mansion called Ashley Court, which is a family home and a yoga centre. The original Georgian home was completed in 1805, and of great fascination is that this huge house has many original features, having only undergone minor renovations in Edwardian times.
We work in two different kitchens, enjoy our sitting-room at the front of the house, and relax for meals in the beautiful dining room. Upstairs are the bedrooms and bathrooms we use.
- 5-day residential course
- 6 night’s accommodation
- meals included, except for two evening dinners we take elsewhere
- £1,075 per course participant
- £550 per non-participant
- Baking tuition occurs on four of the 5 days
The course structure will feature a different theme each day, enabling many different types and styles of bread to be undertaken, along with their widely different techniques. We shall make savoury and sweet, light and dark, and sourdoughs too. Requests will be taken on the first day, giving the opportunity for students to shape their own programme.
Some typical themes:
- quicker breads made with darker flour
- working with sponges and making slow breads
- sourdough and managing leavens
- breads of Britain, France, Italy, and Nordic countries
- festive breads and Christmas baking (November course)
- flatbreads and pizza
- yeasted pastries – croissants, Danish, brioche
To read more and place bookings, go to https://www.panary.co.uk/craft-baking-courses/5-day-devon-residential-course/
CALENDAR, forthcoming courses
- Sat 10th — 1 Day Wood-fired Oven
- Tue 13th — White Bread Experience
- Sat 17th — 1 Day French
- Tue 20th — Focaccia Experience
- Sat 31st — 1 Day Pizza & Italian
- Sat 7th — Pizza Experience
Kneading dough – all you need to know
Well, Panarians, roll up the sleeves and get kneading.
Good baking, Paul