An Ironbridge baker is picking up on the trend for homebaking with a range of breadmaking courses for locals who’d like to give Paul Hollywood a run for his money. Kath Corfield started Veg Patch Kitchen Cookery School in 2014 to show people how easy and enjoyable making your own bread can be.
Kath, who also teaches courses at Acton Scott Farm, is a self-taught baker who became obsessed with bread after setting up her food blog, The Ordinary Cook, in 2009. She teaches full-day, half-day or evening classes covering the basics of breadmaking, mixing and developing the dough, fermentation, shaping and getting the best out of your domestic oven, as well as more complex explorations of sourdough, sweet bakes, and even Italian breads.
And a new passion has inspired Kath to offer some new classes for 2019. She explains, “My desire to get maximum flavour from the grain has led to an interest in home milling, and my new class looks at how to use freshly milled flour in breads; another new class for 2019 is breadmaking with heritage flours such as einkorn, emmer and khorasan.”