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Bread Baking Classes

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Bread Baking Classes

The French Pastry School in Chicago is offering a 3 day bread baking course with Jeffrey Hamelman in a month.  It is fairly expensive so I'd like to know if anyone has taken classes with Chef Hamelman and/or bread baking classes.  Thanks for your info.

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Boron Elgar

I myself have never taken classes with him, though I think you should jump at the chance if you can afford it.

Jeffrey Hamelman is the Director of the Baking Education Center at King Arthur Flour. That is one recommendation all by itself. His authorship of "Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes," a book in the same class as those of Peter Reinhart, is the other.

 Do report back if you do get the opportunity to take the class.