Artisan Bread Baking - Basics & Beyond

Learn to bake bread with a loved one! Bring your galentine or valentine and get 10% off! Call the centre for more information.

Suitable for all levels of baker, beginner to advanced.

In this mix of demonstration class and hands on workshop, you’ll see how easy it is to mix and knead your own bread for optimal flavour development, learn about resting, knocking back and proofing as well as shaping and baking, and differences and similarities between artisan and sourdough bread.

If you already have some experience with baking your own bread, let's take the technique to the next level and explore maximum flavour with the use of pre-ferments and other advanced techniques. Whether it’s a sourdough starter, poolish or biga, it’s all about flavour development.

You’ll also get to eat some freshly baked bread, along with cheese, cold meats, jams and tea for lunch.

Teacher, Brigit Marx, recently won gold and bronze medals for two of her artisan breads at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.

Find out the secret to making your home-baked bread look and taste as good, if not better, than a sourdough loaf from the bakery, and you might never want to buy bread again once you find out how satisfying and delicious (and cheap!) it is to bake your own!

Take home a loaf you made yourself to bake it later in the day.

*COVID-19 restrictions apply to this class, social distancing will be in place, and students will also be expected to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of the room & anything used during this time. Please understand we are putting in strict protocols across the board to ensure the safety of our entire community.

Tutor: Brigit Marx

German born pastry chef Brigit takes pride in her authentic homemade pastries, cakes, bread and waffles and combines her love and passion for baking with premium ingredients. It was a logical next step to develop from her beginnings, baking for family and friends, to leaving the corporate world of marketing behind, training at TAFE and opening her own business in the Eastern Suburbs, which she calls home since 2004. Sugarplum Bakery has grown in popularity since its start in 2010, and in 2019, Brigit was awarded a gold and bronze medal for two of her artisan breads at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.