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"I am going to learn to make bread tomorrow. So you may imagine me with my sleeves rolled up, mixing flour, milk, saleratus, etc., with a deal of grace. I advise you if you don't know how to make the staff of life to learn with dispatch."
- Emily Dickinson

Breads of Italy: Authentic Ciabatta
This course will take you on quick bread trip to Italy as we make the famous Italian bread know as ciabatta. The secret to this bread is extremely wet dough with hydration as high as 90% which you will learn how to handle in this class. Our breads will feature a topping of coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper if desired. The instructor will help beginners overcome wet dough anxiety and expose seasoned bakers to a new recipe and techniques.

This will be a “participation type” hands-on course, and each student will take home bread fresh-from-the-oven. We will utilize the well equipped culinary classroom at Conard High School which is convenient to I-84. Class size will be limited, so be sure to sign up early. $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor.1 session:

• Tuesday evening - April 26 - 6:30 to 9PM
   Room 152 @ Conard High School (West Hartford)
   >Registration starts in February<
Contact West Hartford Leisure Services at 860-561-7510 for info.

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"Since I took your sourdough bread class this past fall, I've gone through 30 pounds of bread flour and have hooked my husband and son on that amazing bread. Great class!"
- Judy H., New Hartford, CT

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Bread Favorites (recipes chosen by students)
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Breads of the UK
Breads of Scandinavia
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