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King Arthur Artisan Baking Course

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King Arthur Artisan Baking Course

I recently took the 'Artisan Baking at Home I' course at the King Arthur Baking Education Center in Norwich, VT. I pondered whether it would be worthwhile, as I'm a not-a-beginner home baker and (thought I) was familiar with a lot of the material in the course description. I finally decided to go as I was sure to pick up some tips from the pros, and taking the course would allow me to see and feel the various doughs. And I could mess around with dough and commercial equipment for four days in a row with other breadheads. I'm glad I went.

I won't say much about the course content, as it's been described in other posts here on TFL. I will say that it was useful, educational and good fun. The instructors, facility and materials were all top-notch, and our time was used very efficiently.

Some photos to give you an idea

There's a store, bakery and café in the same complex. The café is pretty good.

Cafe

Foccacia SicilianoFoccacia Siciliano

Baguettes

Baguettes

Inspecting Ciabatta

Inspecting Ciabatta

Croissant, Pain au Chocolat and other pastries

Croissant, Pain au Chocolat and Savories