This introductory class is the gateway to making amazing yeasted bread at home. During this fun and relaxed day, you will learn to bake three key loaves, using different flours and learning more about the ingredients to make your baking a success. You’ll develop your skills and confidence during the day, and learn the core skills needed so that you can tackle any bread recipe with confidence at home. We share a hearty home-made two course lunch together. Buy a beautiful Country Mile Kitchen gift voucher to allow the recipient to pick their own preferred date.
This course celebrates the best of French baking and introduces you to techniques of working with enriched and laminated doughs. We bake brioche, croissants, pain au chocolat, and baguettes together, and you get tons of fantastic baking to take home along with failsafe recipes. Lunch features French wine and French-inspired dishes. Breton tops optional. Buy a beautiful Country Mile Kitchen gift voucher to allow the recipient to pick their own preferred date.
Italian baking is all about using simple fresh ingredients, and amazing combinations of flavours. This class introduces the specific techniques used in Italian bread baking and we produce three classic bakes – ciabatta, focaccia and a legendary regional loaf from Puglia. We make pizza to eat in class with a choice of delicious toppings for you to choose from, and a glass of Italian wine to accompany your fantastic handmade lunch. Buy a beautiful Country Mile Kitchen gift voucher to allow the recipient to pick their own preferred date.
This class celebrates amazing breads from different baking cultures. We bake bagels, challah (Jewish plaited Sabbath bread), pretzels, flatbreads, and pita. This is a fun hands-on class which includes all the basic bread-making techniques we teach on other classes, but explores some baking which is cooked at high heat on a stovetop griddle/ bbq /pizza oven. A great class to take breads home from to mop up delicious curries or middle eastern dishes. Buy a beautiful Country Mile Kitchen gift voucher to allow the recipient to pick their own preferred date.
This introductory class is all about demystifying how to bake amazing sourdough bread at home. We demonstrate how to make your own sourdough starters, how to maintain them, and how to experiment with different flours and flavours so you are confident to start your own sourdough baking journey. You will bake three loaves to take home, along with a set of comprehensive notes/recipes and some starter. Buy a beautiful Country Mile Kitchen gift voucher to allow the recipient to pick their own preferred date.
I’m booked onto a class. What do I need to know?
All classes are held at Rainford Village Hall, Church Road, Rainford, WA11 8HE. If you are driving, parking will be available to the rear of the hall, just head up Southerns Lane (between the Village Hall and the Derby Arms pub) and turn left. Our nearest train stations are St Helens Central and Rainford Junction. If you are getting a bus from St Helens, you can get the 38 or 38A (the bus stop is opposite the Village Hall). If you are coming from further afield, please let us know and we will arrange for a taxi to collect you if you would like us to do so.
Timings vary by class: Introduction to Baking, Italian Baking, French Baking, Breads of the World, all run from 10.30am – 5.00pm; Sourdough 9.30am-5.30pm; Evening Sessions 6pm-9pm. All you need to bring is an apron if you have one, comfy footwear and a large bag to take your bread home. You will get a print-out of all recipes to take with you. For full day sessions, a vegetarian two-course meal is included in all classes, with a glass of wine or a soft drink. Tea, coffee and light snacks are served early on in the class. For evening classes, we finish with nibbles and drinks. Please advise of any further dietary requirements – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve received a gift voucher for a baking class. How do I book in?
Have a look at the Classes page of the website, and click on the class that you are interested in. A menu shows the available dates for the class. Choose one or two possible dates and drop me and email email@example.com to let me know which date(s) you can attend. I will then book you in and email you to confirm, giving you all the information you need about the day. Please keep your voucher, and bring it along to hand in on the day.
I’m interested in booking a private class with some friends. What are the costs and booking process?
I offer private classes for groups of between 4-6 people booking together for any of the classes. The costs per person are the same as if booking onto any of the other classes (£125 per person). We cover the same material, but you can book on a date to suit you all and it will be a fun, private day for your group. If you would like to discuss this, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call. I can also offer bespoke baking days mixing elements from several of the classes; again, get in touch to discuss. For all private classes, payment needs to be made in advance when we agree a date.
Fabulous freshly baked products and a lovely friendly business owner. Look forward to more deliveries in the future!
The class was great fun, and I was so proud of what I made! The food had the wow factor when I shared it with my friends in work the next day!
To check if your address is within the Country Mile, to see if we can deliver to you, please e mail us with your enquiry. If you would like to know more about booking on to one of our classes, feel free to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.