NEW! Bread Making Classes at The House of Bread 2017

The House of Bread at Christchurch was once a Bakery and Baldwin’s Shop. So whether you are staying with us at The House of Bread or a local then we are delighted to announce our New Bread Classes for 2017.

We have teamed up with Dede Liss who is an experienced Artisan Bread Making tutor to run the classes and you will be making and cooking your bread in the cosy tea-room space at Hot Pot Pottery (at The House of Bread).

Dede is passionate about helping people to learn how to make really good bread in a ‘hands on way’ easy to replicate at home. Her courses are fun and interesting and full of great tips on making authentic artisan style bread.

Dede was a founder member of the Forest Bakehouse; the first artisan bakery in the Forest of Dean and we are delighted to have her to help bring Bread Making Back to The House of Bread.

Our classes for 2017:

An introduction to Artisan Bread Making

Dates: Thur 13 July or Tues 15 Aug 2017
Times: 10am-3pm
Cost: £55.00

You will have heard about the ‘Real Ale Campaign’ but you might not heard of the ‘Real Bread Campaign’. It’s an artisan revival of truly delicious bread using simple ingredients; flour water salt and yeast. Making bread is a craft and using skills that are easy to learn, your tutor Dede will share her knowledge and skills with you to show you how to make delicious wholesome bread that doesn’t cost a fortune.

Course outline: You will learn how to make a Bloomer, Fougasse, Pitta and Baguette.

You will learn about:

  • long fermentation dough method
  • sponge and dough method
  • five stages of bread making: mixing , kneading, shaping, proving , baking
  • different flours and gluten
  • dried and fresh yeast

NB: for long fermentation Dede will bring her own pre-prepared dough but you also get to make your own dough on the day for making, shaping and cooking.

Christmas Breads

Date: 2nd Dec 2017
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: £65.00

Come and get festive with your bread making!

Christmas traditionally was a time when people treated themselves to food not usually eaten any other time of the year. So delicious food sweetened with chocolate, nuts, sugar and fruit, made even better with the addition of eggs and butter.

Dede has brought together some delicious recipes from across Europe to share with you on her Christmas Breads course. So join Dede just before Christmas to learn how to make delicious Christmas Bread for yourself and indulge yourselves!

Course outline: you will learn how to make Italian Panettone, German Stollen, Authentic German Lebkuchen and Dutch Speculaas Spelt Xmas Biscuits.

You will learn about:

  • how to make and work with sweet enriched doughs
  • five stages of bread making
  • different flours
  • dried and fresh yeast

Class information, booking and payment:

For bookings or more information call The House of Bread on: 01594 837943/07974 983908 or email:

All classes will be in the tea-room and gallery space at Hot Pot Pottery, The House of Bread, Ross Road, Christchurch, GL16 7NS. Maximum class size will be 6 people.

The tea-room and gallery at The House of Bread & Hot Pot Pottery are wheelchair accessible (inc. toilet facilities) and there is private courtyard parking.

Payment will be made in advance to Dede Liss (payment details will be provided on booking and late cancellation fees may apply once a booking is made).