Focaccia Experience


Course Description

What we’ll do

In this Focaccia experience, Paul Merry teaches you about the ripe sponge that is incorporated in this soft and lively dough.

  • Gain skills for handling these remarkable flatbreads
  • Select an array of flavoursome toppings to be placed on your focaccia as it heads for the oven.

In a matter of hours, you will make bread with an unforgettable crust, flavour, and aroma – just the thing you would want to share with your family and friends.

Your hand-crafted Focaccia

Char-grilled vegetable Focaccia

What you learn

  • How to make good focaccia dough
  • The importance of temperature coupled with the right amount of yeast
  • Hand skills for handling this high hydration dough
  • Judgement of proof, and correct baking
  • and lots more

What PANARY provides

  • Ingredients and equipment – from bowls to bannetons, we’ve got you covered
  • Refreshments on arrival (tea, coffee, spring water) and a light snack
  • Notes emailed after course

What should I bring?

  • Apron (PANARY aprons can be purchased on the day from our shop)
  • A box to take all your bakes home
Focaccia Experience 1

Follow the sign to enter the world of baking

Where we’ll be

PANARY bakery is in the courtyard of a traditional water mill – Cann Mills – near Shaftesbury, Dorset. It is one of the most tranquil places you could wish to learn about real bread.  The course will be run in a working bakery.

What else can I do in the area?

Visit Gold Hill, the ancient cobbled street in Shaftesbury, (site of the old Hovis TV ad); Salisbury cathedral; and many National Trust properties in Dorset and Wiltshire.

Families, groups and team building

These courses are perfect for families, special occasions (let us know the occasion beforehand and we will help make it the perfect day), team development.

Contact Paul today for more information.