Classes

Classes: Introduction to Naturally Leavened Breads

Andrew posted this article on February 12th, 2014

We are offering another Introduction to Naturally Leavened Breads on February 22 from 4-7 pm.  Taught by Head Baker and Co-Owner, Andrew Hutchison, students will learn the basics of sourdough starters and how to make delicious breads at home.  I hope to see everyone there that missed out on the first class this year.

Classes are available for purchase through Brown Paper Tickets (you can follow the link on the class), at our Cafe, or over the Phone at 608-442-8009.We hope to offer more baking and pastry classes in the next couple months.  Stay posted on our website and facebook for more updates.

Thanks for listening,

Andrew

Bread Classes!

Andrew posted this article on January 9th, 2014

We are now offering a couple bread classes at the beginning of February.  It seems to be the perfect time of year to start a nourishing hobby that involves heat and the comforting aromas of fermentation and caramelized crusts.  The first class is an Introduction to Naturally Leavened Breads on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 4-7pm.  This is a class we have taught in the past with a few changes.  In this class you will learn from Head Baker and Co-Owner Andrew Hutchison how to cultivate a sourdough starter, use it as a leaven, mix and shape loaves, and bake in your home oven.
The second class is Rye Breads 3 ways on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 4-7pm.  In this class, Andrew will teach you the basics of naturally leavened rye breads by mixing, baking, and shaping 3 different styles of rye bread.  Rye breads are very hearty and the perfect accompaniment to winter stews and vegetables.
Both classes are available for purchase through Brown Paper Tickets (you can follow the links on each class), at our Cafe, or over the Phone at 608-442-8009.
We hope to offer more baking and pastry classes in the next couple months.  Stay posted on our website and facebook for more updates.
Thanks for listening,
Andrew

Summer Fruit Tart Pastry Class

Andrew posted this article on July 11th, 2013

Come experience a taste of Paris and discover a classic French dessert that has delighted Parisians for generations. Chef Pierre Ferland will showcase La Tarte aux Fruits, a sophisticated summer favorite that will be sure to please. In this class, you will learn how to make pâte sucrée (sweet tart dough), pastry cream, and prepare fresh fruit to make your own tarte aux fruits.

Class is on July 13 from 4-7pm.  For more information and sign up, visit brown paper tickets.

Introduction to Cake Decorating

Andrew posted this article on May 22nd, 2013

The second class in our pastry series is now ready for sign up at Brown Paper Tickets. Introduction to cake decorating will be held on Saturday June 1st, at 4:00pm.  The class will teach the basics of cake decorating, most importantly the use of a piping bag to create borders, rosettes and other cake embellishments.  Equipment, ingredients and a cake to decorate and take home are included.  To insure the best learning environment for our students, class size is quite limited.  Tickets are available for purchase through Brown Paper Tickets.  Check our website for a link and for information on additional upcoming classes.

Introduction to French Pastry: Apple Tarts

Andrew posted this article on April 8th, 2013

Sign up for our hands-on pastry class being held Saturday, May 4, from 4-7pm.  French pastry enjoys an international reputation and invokes images of refinement and sophistication.  Pastry chef Pierre Ferland will explore and showcase the various elements that make up this world of exclusive sweets.  From the rustic to the sophisticated, Apple Tarts account for a large number of regional specialties in France.  Learn how to make these specialty apple tarts in three different styles.

The class costs $45/person and includes all materials and 1 tart to take home.

To sign up, call the bakery at 608-442-8009, stop in, or send an email to andrew@madisonsourdough.com