How to teach novices Artisan Bread making?
I taught a Thai cooking classes at my local YMCA three days ago and I also show case my cooking school via Power point presentation. In the show , there are pictures of my Artisan breads . I learn how to make these type of breads via this web site and had been making it for my family and sell some to friends. In this cooking class, I also served my Norwich sourdough breads with the tree soups we made.
Now, I am bombarded with students who wanted to learn how to make these breads too. They are mature adults but have never made any breads before(they made muffins, breads from a box mix). They are insistent in their wanting, they called, they e-mail, they contacted me in person(we exercise together at our local YMCA.
While I am thrilled that they wanted to learn, I am also don't know how I can teach them . The Norwich Bread recipe is from the book named "Bread" by Jeffrey Hamelman. The long fermentation periods (two-one for 2 1/2 hour and the other 2 1/2 hours also). My Thai cooking classes required only 3 hours and in that time, we cook, we chopped, we clean and we eat. How in the world can I teach this people? No one will want to spend all day for it.
Mr. McCool had written a wonderful post about his teaching experiences of teaching at Kansas city Community college adults in Artisan breads making . Mr. McCool has a vast experiences and knowledge in breads making that I don't have. I know how to make breads but how could we cut down on the time??? I would love to teach these adult students how to so they could enjoyed it as much as I do but how?????
Please, please help. I have to let them know sometime soon either we are going to do it or not.