MORE THAN 10 COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM
Making artisan bread is a life changing experience!
You will be amazed how gentle the process is (no kneading or knocking back), how quickly you master the process, how many bread making myths we will dispel, how wonderful your bread looks and, most importantly, how fantastic it tastes. Many of my students no longer buy store bought bread – a wonderful testament to the magic of artisan bread making.
What a difference the water makes!
THE BEAUTY OF THE BAGUETTE
Master the shaping of a baquette
LET'S GET HEALTHY
Health loaves and rye bread are full of flavour
IS WAITING FOR YOU
The artisan bread making classes are held in our solid stone barn,
in a dream like country setting.
On the one side Country Bread overlooks the 600ha Wakkerstroom wetlands and on the other, Ossewa mountain. We are an easy 3 odd hour drive from Gauteng (Johannesburg and Pretoria), 4 ½ hours from Durban and 5 hours from Bloemfontein. Besides making bread, there is lots to do in Wakkerstroom – relaxing, walking, cycling, birding, shopping, eating out and more.
Come and join Jeff for a day of wonderful artisan bread making and enjoy a safe, country
experience in Wakkerstroom at the same time.
About Country Bread
Most people would agree that the smell and taste of freshly baked bread is hard to beat. I have always loved baking and eating bread. A huge disappointment though, in my early baking days, was that the bread never looked like the photo in the book! So frustrating! Thank goodness that is no longer the case.
I had the good fortune to take my bread journey to the next level in 2016. I retired early from Nedbank and moved from Johannesburg to Wakkerstroom with Sue, my wife. The city to country; banker to baker transformation has been a wonderful and rewarding experience as I am now able to share my knowledge and experience of bread baking, learnt from numerous courses and lots of trial and error.
Making artisan bread is a life changing experience so I look forward to you joining me for a day so I can show you how it’s done and get you started on your bread journey.
Everyone can make
Whether you are a novice, had a previous bad experience with bread, aspiring to be able to make a good loaf of bread or have a good knowledge of bread but want to know more and increase your repertoire, there is an ideal course for you at Country Bread.
Or you may own a business and want to make artisan bread part of your offering. Have a look at the range of courses that are available and let's work out a program for you.
Most people like to start with the Bread Fundamentals or Introduction to Artisan Bread and Basic Shaping course as these courses will allow you to really understand the process and interaction between the ingredients. You will feel that you are in control, any anxieties will evaporate and you will just want to make your next loaf of bread.
WHAT WE DO
BREAD MAKING COURSES
Country Bread hosts a wide selection of artisan bread making courses designed specifically to teach you all the theory and techniques to make the perfect loaf for your home or for your business.
Country Bread is happy to supply bread to the trade (restaurants, hotels, function venues, etc) and private individuals. Bread types, shapes and sizes can be customised to suite your requirements.
An artisan bread making voucher is the perfect gift for somebody special. You can make the value for any amount and the voucher can be applied towards any of the courses provided by Country Bread. The vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of issue.
BREAD INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT
Country Bread supplies a range of bread making ingredients and bread making equipment such as Eureka stoneground flour (white bread, brown bread, cake, rye and spelt), Anchor instant yeast, bannetons (proving baskets), dough scrapers, timers and silicon sheets.
STAY WITH US
Why not make a weekend or week of your visit to Wakkerstroom?
We own two lovely holiday cottages, Apple Cottage and Quince Cottage. Both are on the same property so ideal for larger groups. Apple is a one bedroom cottage and Quince has two bedrooms. Both are comfortably furnished and kitted out with all the modern conveniences such as dishwashers, microwaves, slow combustion fireplaces, electric blankets and so on. The cottages are conveniently situated in Badenhorst Street in the centre of the village, opposite the old bank building.