San Diego Artisan Bread School San Diego Artisan Bread School
Encinitas, California
Phone: (858) 414-4129

Courses Offered

Course 1 - Bread Baking for the Terrified (or Beginning Bread)

This course is for beginning bread bakers or bakers looking to refresh their basic skills. We make four breads from beginning to end.

You will learn:
  • Measuring ingredients for success
  • About types of flours, and the different types of yeast
  • How to knead your bread by hand with a surprisingly easy kneading style
  • How and why bread rises
  • How to know when your bread has risen enough
  • Shaping your bread
  • How to recognize when bread is ready to be baked
  • Understanding what is happening with the bread as it changes.
Breads made:
  • Classic Country
  • Classic Country with Poolish
  • Multigrain Whole Wheat
  • Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, or Cinnamon Cranberry Swirl Bread (your choice)
  • This class is limited to 9 students.
  • This class runs approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Snacks and lunch are provided.
  • Cost: $125.00

 Call (858) 414-4129 or email info@SDArtisanBread.com for more info.
 

 

Course 2 - Artisan Breads 1

Please note Beginning Bread-Course 1, is a prerequisite for this course.

This course will advance you from a beginning or novice bread baker to an Artisan Bread baker. You will leave with the confidence that you CAN make Artisan Bread

You will learn:

  • Pre-ferments-What they are and how to use them
  • How to draw the most flavor out of your bread ingredients
  • How to shape Baquettes and Artisan Breads
  • How to score (or slash) breads
  • Baking Artisan Breads for a good rise and crisp crust
  • How to convert a straight bread recipe to a pre-ferment recipe
  • You will make four Artisan Breads from beginning to end: 
    •  French Baquettes (Straight and Epi Shape)
    •  French Bread
    • Multi-grain Whole Wheat (50% whole wheat) 
    • Sunflower Seed Bread
  • This class is limited to 7 students.
  • This class will run approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Snacks and lunch are provided.
  • Cost: $150

 Call (858) 414-4129 or email info@SDArtisanBread.com for more info.
 

Course 3 - Artisan Breads 2

Please note Beginning Bread-Course 1, is a prerequisite for this course.                 Artisan Bread I is very helpful prior to taking this class.

This course will advance you from a beginning Artisan Bread baker to an Advanced Artisan Bread baker.  

You will learn:

  • Pre-ferments-What they are and how to use them
  • How to draw the most flavor out of your bread ingredients
  • How to shape Artisan Breads
  • How to score (or slash) breads
  • Baking Artisan Breads for a good rise and crisp crust
  • How to convert a straight bread recipe to a pre-ferment recipe
  • We will work with 3 different kinds of pre-ferments
  • You will make three Artisan Breads from beginning to end: 
    •  Olive Thyme Bread
    • Rosemary Olive Oil Bread 
    • Cranberry Walnut Whole Wheat (50% whole wheat)
  • This class is limited to 7 students.
  • This class will run approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Snacks and lunch are provided.
  • Cost: $150

 Call (858) 414-4129 or email info@SDArtisanBread.com for more info.

Course 4 - Introduction to Sourdough

The ultimate skill in making bread. Sourdough Breads are made using “wild” natural yeast rather than commercial yeast. Sourdough breads have been around for thousands of years. Did you know not all sourdough bread is sour? The natural and longer fermentation of sourdough breads create a more nutritious and easier to digest bread. This course is for the baker who is ready to expand into the intriguing world of natural yeast and wants to make great tasting and crusty sourdough bread.

You will learn:
  • How to create and feed your own sourdough “mother” starter
  • How to handle the long fermentation of sourdough bread and fit it into your schedule
  • How to adjust the amount of “sour” in your sourdough bread
  • How to shape, score and bake sourdough bread
  • You will make
  • Your own sourdough starter to take home.
  • San Francisco “type” Sourdough.
  • Multigrain Sourdough.
  • Pain au Levain (Mild French Sourdough)
This class is limited to 7 students. This class is hours split over 2 days.
  • Three hours on Day 1
  • Eight hours on Day 2
  • Snacks are provided on Day 1, and snacks and lunch are provided on Day 2.
  • Cost: $210

 Call (858) 414-4129 or email info@SDArtisanBread.com for more info.
 

 

Course 5 - Advanced Sourdough Bread

Please note Introduction to Sourdough is a prerequisite for this course.

Our Advanced Sourdough Class is a continuation of our Introduction to Sourdough.  In this class we expand our sourdough knowledge with three new sourdough breads.  You will leave this class fully confident with sourdoughs and ready to tackle new and exciting sourdough recipes.  Previous Introduction to Sourdough class or sourdough bread baking experience is necessary to be successful in this class.

You will learn:

  • The different types of sourdough starters and how to convert your starter to another type.
  • Shaping, retarding and scoring your sourdough dough.
  • Three new and delicious sourdough breads.

  • You will make:
    • Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough
    • Olive Sourdough
    • Rye Sourdough (67% Rye)
    • Deli Rye Sourdough

This class is limited to 7 students.  This class is split over 2 days.
  • Three hours on Day 1
  • Eight hours on Day 2
  • Snacks are provided on Day 1, and snacks and lunch are provided on Day 2.
  • Cost $210

 Call (858) 414-4129 or email info@SDArtisanBread.com for more info.

 

Course 6 - Italian Breads Ciabatta, Focaccia and Stromboli 

Please note: Beginning Bread-Course 1, is a prerequisite for this course.

Aahh! Who doesn't love Italian Breads?  In this fun course we will add to our bread baking skills with wonderful Foccacia and Ciabatta breads and of course Pizza.  


In this course you will learn:
  • How to successfully handle softer, wetter doughs.
  • How to create that crusty yet creamy interior of a Ciabatta.  
  • How to make a tender and moist Focaccia.
  • Stromboli-Like a calzone, but better!

  • This class is limited to 7 students.
  • This class will run approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Snacks and lunch are provided.
  • Cost: $155

Course 7-Holiday Breads    Offered once a year.

Please note: Beginning Bread-Course 1, is a prerequisite for this course.

Create a holiday tradition with wonderfully rich specialty breads!  These holiday breads are made with the richest ingredients of the season: dried fruit, almonds, pecans, chocolate, cinnamon and butter.

In this course we will make:

  • German Christmas Stollen
  • Chocolate Cinnamon Babka 
  • Cranberry pecan Whole Wheat Bread.

  • This class is limited to 7 students.
  • This class will run approximately 6-7 hours.
  • Snacks and lunch are provided.
  • Cost: $165

 


 















 
 
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