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Shirleys Bag of Speciality Breads

couche cloth proving the large baguettes


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“If you want something different try this”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 22 October 2011

My wife had been watching River Cottage, saw Hugh F-W doing his bread making thing and said it looked fun. That's how we ended up doing a stay and bake at the Old Church and we took the evening meal as well. We stayed in the Cairn Table room which is a lovely, huge room and got freshly baked pancakes and yoghurt bread on arrival. The evening meal was as good as any you would get in a good restaurant with courgette and tarragon soup, followed by chicken Balmoral and then lemon posset. Lesley is a seriously good cook. The following morning, after a breakfast in the kitchen which was cooked to order while we watched we began the bread making. Great fun and we got surprisingly good results. Lesley's a great teacher and clearly passionate about making bread and we had a great time. Good value for money and very enjoyable.

“Absolutely Fantastic!!!”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 12 October 2011

Lesley is an amazing teacher who makes you feel very relaxed whilst cooking. She treats you like a friend which allows you to learn and cook in a comfortable environment. The basic bakery course was brilliant and the food we made was delicious!!! Honestly well worth every penny, and we will definately be returning again in the future!!!! Have and continuing to thoroughly recommend!

"I want to say thank you and thank you teacher for guiding us, inspiring us and making us the bakers we are today, I feel so lucky to learn in Lesleys Kitchen"

Pushpavalli, London

"I really enjoyed the Courses and my stay, I cannot wait to make Sourdough Bread at the weekend. Many thanks for a great two days"
Vanessa Rae, Edinburgh

"A huge thank you for a fantastic day baking at your wonderful home. I obtained skills that I didn`t think was possible as a novice baker, your relaxed attitude towards baking, my friends and family are enjoying the benefits of my lovely day spent with you and there is no stopping me know and I am loving it.
I`m so glad that your internet site brought us together and I look forward to being a pupil at your very professional, but homely, cook school in the very near future"

Allison Campbell, Largs

"What a Wonderful Bread Making Class! Fun, Interesting,
 Knowledgeable hours of great time.
Can`t wait to go home and do more Bread.
Beautiful Place, Beautiful People.
Lovely !!!"

Lillian Lu, Carluke

"We came 3 lovely Hovis eaters & left 3 bakery goddesses (sort of).
Thank you for your hospitality and incredible food!"

Kate and Olivia Hamilton, Scarborough
Fabiana Fabi Fantozzi, Italy

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