Does anyone know of any bread making classes available for a newbie in the Mid Michigan area?
This website is the best bread baking course i have found and it is totally free. Save your money and dive in to baking!
If you could spend the money though, attend a course with the Artisan Bread School. Classes scheduled in the US in March 2014 and in Italy in May 2014. Worth every dollar! Check out his website at www.artisan-bread-school.com
Thanks Brian. I checked out the first class and it was very informative.
. . . TheFreshLoaf a very supportive and instructive community, so don't be afraid to reach out with questions and advice. The best way to learn to bake bread is to bake bread. I have found it an inexpensive and tasty hobby!
Happy baking, Brian
Thanks Brian, I am looking forward to learning from all of your collective experiences and knowledge.
Greetings from the Little Traverse Bay area....
You certainly have the right idea about actual classes, as I've found that there's really no comparison to getting your hands in the dough under the tutelage of a pro.
You are only a couple hours away from Ann Arbor. Why not give Zingerman's a try and attend a class there? They have some great offerings in November: http://www.bakewithzing.com/calendar/2013-11
Stone Circle Bakehouse (E. Lansing area) also offers classes from time to time. The Mid Michigan Food Club may have some suggestions: http://www.meetup.com/Mid-Michigan-Food-Club/events/115705662/
If you don't want to travel, invest in a scale and a good bread book - and avoid recipes that use volume versus weight as too much can go wrong with volume measurements.
Best wishes on your bread journey.
Thanks for the info LindyD. I will check out the classes. The scale sounds as though to is a great idea!