Baking Class at L’Atelier du Gout – March 2010March 29th, 2010 | Posted by in Classes & Demo
For 2 half days, we had the luck to host yet another great baking class at the fine l’Atelier Du Gout facilities. With the help of Selena, Johnny and all the team – Mark and myself really had fun doing the class.
We baked four kind of breads from scratch, including 2 sourdough breads. We also started a culture of sourdough over the 2 days course. It was a lot of information on baking for the student and I hope it wasn’t too much! The challenge was really to achieve the expected results over 2 days. The course showed everyone that baking is a science and an art that require a lot of care in order to achieve the best results. For us, we realized how much efforts it took to produce bread outside our “comfortable” working place! (where we have a huge oven :) )
To bake artisan bread takes more than 5 minutes! (Yes… I am referring to some popular book :) ) The breads we baked were made according to a specific process in order to reach what we wanted. Crust, flavor and conservation. Of course, you can bake for the sake of baking, or you can bake because you’re passionate.
The students attending the class were an amazing bunch of people, from all walks of life, that all had one common point, and it was the love of baking. It really felt great to be surrounded by such people, as every one of them were so enthusiastic about learning. Below are some photos of the class.