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Take a look at the brilliant reviews our students have given Ma Baker. The proof is also in the smiles of these successful bread makers. Ma Baker’s Bread Classes are listed by Trip Advisor as one of the Top 5 classes to do in London, with over 200 five star reviews. Take a Bread Class. 200 people cant be wrong !

“A wonderful Course”

This was a birthday gift and I was a little apprehensive about attending, I shouldn’t have been. This was a superb way to learn the basics of bread making. Liz is a wonderful teacher whose passion for bread is obvious and infectious. But what made the day was the friendly relaxed atmosphere. A class of just 4 were made to feel at ease and encouraged to learn. We were greeted with a cuppa at 11am and by 3 pm we were unanimous in our appreciation of the course. Lunch was home bread and cheese, with homemade butter. of course. We had a lovely day and left with a bag full of breads and a desire to make bread! Mission accomplished. I am keen to attend another course after I’ve put my new found skills into practise - Highly recommended

Al - January 2017

“Introduction to Sourdough Bread Making, with Liz Wilson”

We spent a fantastic day learning the basics of sourdough bread baking with Liz Wilson. It could not have been better. Liz explained everything clearly and simply so the technicalities and science were understood, she has a straightforward fuss-free style, and an easy personality that immediately makes you feel at ease and made the day pass so enjoyably. After a coffee and an initial chat, we got stuck in making 5 different types of bread so there was lots of chance to reinforce learning of the process and techniques. The class size is small 4/5 people only. There was lots of chatting and laughs, but we always came back to the task in hand and Liz never lost the pace of the class. We had fantastic bread lunch, then in afternoon made crackers and finished our loaves. As the last loaves were baking, Liz reviewed recipes with us, answering queries and making sure we understood the terminology and each stage of sourdough process. We left with some useful basic tools, recipes, and a tonne of bread all different types which really showed how limitless bread making has potential to be.

It was one of those days where we really forgot everything else and got completely absorbed in learning a new skill, not least down to the enthusiasm shown by Liz about her love of bread and her wish to pass on the knowledge she has gathered.

Liz is a born baker and teacher and has a genuine and lovely personality shining through. If you love bread and want to learn how to make sourdough, i could not commend Liz Wilson highly enough to teach you.

Sue - January 2017

Family Treat to Celebrate 60th Birthday

We all got stuck into baking over the Christmas period with Liz! She was clearly well prepared and organised to accommodate our family of 5 which meant that we came away feeling proficient and educated in the art of making bread. Not forgetting the enormous batch of delicious loaves. Thank you Liz, we all had a lovely day!

Family Wilkinson - December 2016

Sourdough Demystified with Liz

Had a brilliant day with Liz Wilson aka Ma Baker learning to make sour dough breads. I have been a life long fan of really good sour dough bread and have had periods of making it myself over the years but with mixed results. Liz has such a warm and friendly manner and a common sense approach to teaching the fundamentals of bread making that by the end of what was a fun and very informative day I went home really confident that I will be able to make great sour dough for ever more. Liz really is a great teacher and I couldn’t believe how much she managed to pack into a 6 hour course. It was totally hands on so we all got to make our own breads, 5 in total, were very well fed with delicious home bakes and took an impressive amount of our own breads home with us. Liz’s courses are small - only 4 people on each course which really adds to their appeal as there is lots of individual attention given and time to have any questions answered. I went on the course with a friend and we loved it so much we immediately booked onto another of Ma Baker’s courses. Rebecca - December 2016

Birthday Baking

My mother slyly bought me the Sourdough course as a Birthday present knowing that she would benefit from the fruits of my labour. But thank heavens she did! I took my sister along and we had a brilliant time. We made 5 different types of loaves, ranging from a dark rye to an enriched challah, and also put our hands to some crackers. The highly satisfying kneading and shaping activities were beaten only by the delicious focaccia we made for lunch. Yum. The class is small which means you get a lot more attention in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Liz is lovely and really hard working and her course is the perfect balance between learning and chatting. Would highly recommend and am currently looking at which course I can do next! Thanks Liz! x

Aisling - December 2016

A Bun In The Oven

From conception to delivery I could not have had more fun.

Liz’s three and half hour class was an inspiration and all I hade to take with me was an apron and enthusiasm.

There were just four of us and Liz in a very convivial home based setting and having been given the course as a birthday gift I had no pre conceived ideas of what to expect but even so I was really impressed with the whole thing.

From the moment of booking and receiving Liz’s first email welcoming me to the day I was reassured. Not only did we learn how much fun (and quite easy) making bread is but we were very well looked after throughout our visit with morning coffee, a lovely lunch with fresh baked bread, and as we left we were able to take our bread (& buns)with us.

I left full of enthusiasm and baked at home the following weekend with very pleasing results see picture. It really is easy.

All in all one of the best courses I have been on and one I would very happily recommend to other men who, like me, might be a bit nervous about bread.

Yendis - December 2016

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