The Squisito day starts with an educational breakfast of homemade breads and rolls so you can assess different mixes, flavours, shaping and baking techniques. We then move on to making and using a starter or 'biga', making and shaping a country loaf then using that dough to make loaves, rolls, grissini and pizza bases. Whilst the last batches of dough are proving we make olive oil and olive breads and experiment with sourdough mixes and fire pizza for late lunch and talk over what we have learned. It's fast, it's hot, but the result is real bread that you just cannot buy in any supermarket which you can make at home and teach your family.
Squisito bake with 100% natural ingredients in a farmhouse kitchen or outdoor pizza oven and do not use the Chorleywood Baking Process. So, our Artisan Baking at Home course is just that. The course is just £99 inclusive.
Ours is the voice of experience since Squisito are accredited farmers market producers, qualified teachers and BBC Good Food Show Bursary Award Winners 2008 and 2010. See pictures below to see some of the breads Squisito make for markets.
All courses are available to book on specific dates or as an open gift voucher. If you wish to give a day as a present we can liaise with your friend to arrange a suitable date and provide personalised gift voucher which we print and post or email for you to print out at home.
To book a workshop click on Bookings then click on Courses to see available dates or call Sara on 07824 314 235 or email Sara by clicking here. Alternative dates by arrangement.
Squisito is easily accessible from the M6, M1 and M69 and located at the centre of Roman Britain - the junction of the Fosse Way and Watling Street. See the Find Us page for maps. Accommodation can be arranged with the Elizabethan Barnacle Hall or Grandborough Chapel Barn nearby - just mention Squisito!
Squisito also run courses in Artisan Sausage Making at Home, Curing & Smoking at Home, Make Friends With Fish, Learn to Cook Italian with Sara (for Valentines Day) plus Make Pasta at Home from February and Italian Ice Cream Making at Home after Easter so there is a choice to suit every taste.
"Thanks for the excellent artisan bread making course. I had an excellent day and learnt so much. The course content was excellent and lunch was amazing. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in learning how to bake bread at home" James, September 2011
Squisito (that's squiz-eat-oh or 'exquisite' in Italian) are unique in that we bake with a Sicilian wood fired pizza oven and an AGA Rayburn so students can experience and try alternatives you would not normally have at home. If you have a passione for bread it helps to see how other artisans bake and apply it to your oven.
Our Artisan Baking at Home course features Squisito breads for breakfast, locally sourced ingredients, the bread you have made during the day to impress your mates plus a full set of Squisito recipes. Courses start at 09:30 for 10:00am and finish at 4:30 to 5:00pm
Unlike other courses Squisito workshops are practical and educational so you will be tasting, making and learning the functional skills of making natural leaven and hand shaping to gain a compass to work by so you can assess recipes or breads you experience to pass your skills on to your friends and family.