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Bread at Bere Farm – £180

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm inc.

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Course Programme

This popular bread making course is held in the former commercial bakery at Bere Farm, now the training kitchen for WhitePepper Chef Academy and Cookery School.

It dispels any myths surrounding the use of dried, fresh and wild yeasts with a thoroughly comprehensive hands-on workshop for each student.

Five different breads are covered with dozens of loaves baked through the day and a bonus recipe to try at home.

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Scraping dough from bowl

Skills Covered:

  • Working with yeasts (dried, fresh, wild)
  • Making, using and maintaining a wild yeast ‘starter’
  • Correct kneading technique
  • Flavouring
  • Proving
  • Shaping
  • Glazing and baking

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Flouring dough for kneading

Typical Recipes

  • Brioche
  • Quick White Sourdough
  • Carrot and Rocket Bread
  • Dorset Beer Bread
  • Malted Granary
  • Batch Loaf

Kneading bread dough on wooden table

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What’s Included

  • Beverages and biscuits from the bar
  • 75% hands-on practical cookery
  • Interactive demonstrations
  • Live feed TV screens to capture expert skills
  • Professional tuition and qualified advice
  • Sit-down lunches
  • Complimentary glass of wine (or non-alcoholic alternative)
  • Local Dorset ingredients
  • Use of WhitePepper training kitchen
  • No weighing up
  • No washing up
  • Colour recipe packs to take home
  • Certificates given on completion of the course

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a look at our FAQs before your visit. Here you’ll find useful tips on location, free parking and what to bring.


February 26
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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WhitePepper Chef Academy
+44 (0) 1202280050


WhitePepper Chef Academy
Bere Farm, Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, BH16 6ER United Kingdom
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+44 (0) 1202 280 050