Woking Academy

Ultimate bread

Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread, and it’s much easier to make than you might think. In our bread baking class we’ll show you several versatile dough recipes and teach you how to knead, shape and bake classic, flavoured and enriched loaves, buns and more, so you’re ready for endless bread possibilities at home.


What to expect

Our Ultimate day classes are an amazing opportunity to really focus on one ingredient, technique or cooking style. We want you to leave full of confidence, knowing you’ve got the skills and understanding to keep cooking your own ultimate dishes at home. 

Making your own bread is a great skill to learn and this baking class will start you off with making simple doughs then turning into delicious bakes - from Italian focaccia and flavoured buns, to tear-and-share flatbreads and sweet, buttery brioche. 

With plenty of delicious bread to eat, you’ll enjoy a light meal together as a class, but there will be lots to take home with you, too. You’ll also have your recipe pack, plus some great arm muscles from a day of kneading! 

Class details

Class starts: 10am, arrive anytime from 9.30am to check in at reception

Class finishes: 3-3.30pm, depending on lunch break and time to finish dishes

Class size: Maximum 12 guests, some elements may require working in pairs with a classmate, don’t worry if you’ve come alone – it’s a great way to meet new people and have a laugh

Typical recipes and skills (we’ll cook the best available on the day, so we might surprise you!):

  • White doughs and shaped breads, such as fougasse 
  • How to make bread rolls 
  • Flavoured olive oil breads such as focaccia and pide 
  • Baking bread with different flours and without yeast 
  • Enriched doughs for sweet loaves and brioche 

What’s included

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Gordon Ramsay Academy apron to wear in class
  • Recipe wallet and class recipes
  • Refreshments throughout the class including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)