Gluten Free Baking & Living Announce Autumn/Winter Baking Course Dates
Free from baking academy Gluten Free Baking & Living have announced new course dates for autumn and winter 2014, including their popular Christmas baking days.
Yorkshire based Gluten Free Baking & Living, run by husband and wife team Ian and Deborah Thackeray, offer expert tuition in gluten free baking in three UK venues: London, the Wirral and their hometown of Harrogate.
Since early 2013 they’ve been helping coeliacs and other people who avoid gluten and wheat in their diets get to grips with baking with alternative flours.
Gluten Free Baking & Living use a variety of gluten free flours – from teff and tapioca to maize and sorghum - to produce a range of mouthwatering bakes.
Bakers on their one-day courses are taught anything from simple loaves and pastry on the intro course, to pain au chocolat and choux pastry on the patisserie course.
Deborah Thackeray, nutritional therapist and baking course developer, said:
“Ian and I aren’t the only ones dissatisfied with the sugar-laden, additive-heavy free from baked goods available in the supermarkets. We’d much rather bake our own and wanted to help other people achieve fabulous results in a gluten free kitchen too!
“Our courses are priced at between £75 and £110, depending on the course and location, and we feel they offer great value for money. We provide all the ingredients, our tuition, refreshments and lunch, and our bakers get to take away with them everything they bake – that’s if they don’t devour it still warm from the oven!
“Our delegates have commented that they also feel as though they get a mini-nutritional therapy consultation on our courses. With my background in nutritional therapy, all the recipes I teach on the course have been developed with nutrition in mind. I’m happy to talk on the courses about how I’ve added certain ingredients into a recipe to boost nutrients that coeliacs and others on a gluten free diet may lack.”
For the autumn/winter ‘term’ of Gluten Free Baking & Living courses, Deborah has adapted the bread course to include cinnamon buns, baguettes, a seeded loaf, pizza bases and soda bread. There’s also the return of the Christmas baking courses in November, plus the addition of a Christmas-themed introduction to gluten free baking course.
Here are the course dates:
Sunday 7 Claremont Farm, Wirral Bread Course
Sunday 14 London Patisserie
Saturday 20 Harrogate Introductory
Saturday 21 Harrogate Patisserie
Saturday 27 London Introductory
Sunday 28 London Pastry
Sunday 5 Claremont Farm, Wirral Introductory
Saturday 11 London Introductory
Saturday 18 Harrogate Bread
Saturday 8 Harrogate Introductory
Saturday 15 Harrogate Christmas
Saturday 22 London Introductory
Sunday 23 London Christmas
Sunday 30 Claremont Farm, Wirral Introductory… with a
“Our Christmas courses were very popular last year – by the end of the one-day course, our bakers had made their Christmas cake, their Christmas pudding and their stuffing, ticking off three jobs on their festive to do list! Anyone who’d like to join us on this year’s Christmas baking courses needs to book their places early to avoid disappointment.”