Searching for Bread Baking Class - Portland, Seattle or West Coast
I have been baking bread for my family since the 1970s but I am trying to learn how to produce high quality French and European style breads in my home oven. I have most of the books by Reinhart, Clayton, etc. and I try to follow their written instructions but the internal structure and external appearance of my finished breads do not approach the level of quality I see and read about. I would like to have hands-on training. I am also interested in learning more about whole grain bread baking which I know very little about. I am not looking for true professional classes since it is unlikely my wife will let me buy a $25,000 deck oven in the near future, although I do continue to dream about it.
Hopefully there are classes either in Portland or Seattle or at least on the West Coast that would fit. Suggestions greatly appreciated.