New dates released for 2021!

It really is time to finish up this crazy year, isn’t it? And isn’t great too, to have something to look forward to?

I’ve booked the kitchen of the Mt Eden Village Centre and scheduled new classes for 2021. Check out the new dates on the website and read about other updates below!

Artisan Bread Making Classes

I wasn’t quite happy with the two bread recipes that we made in this course. They were fairly similar and it was hard to explain the difference. Hence, I decided to take one of them out and put a beautiful ciabatta recipe in instead!

Pretzel making is also not part of this class anymore. There was just not enough time for such a complicate recipe. Bavarian pretzels really deserve their own class! And sourdough deserves the time it needs.

The format is still the same: Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm.

Enrol now for any of these dates or buy a gift voucher:

  • 13 February
  • 13 March
  • 10 April

Bavarian Pretzel Class

The content of the class remains unchanged: dressed in a Dirndl, telling anecdotes about pretzels, explaining the science and safety of using lye, forming and twisting pretzels. Did I mention eating pretzels fresh from the oven when they are still warm?

But instead of Fridays, these classes have now moved to Thursdays (6 pm to 8.30 pm), so they don’t cut into anyone’s precious weekend!

Enrol now for any of these dates or buy a gift voucher:

  • 21 January
  • 18 February
  • 18 March
  • 15 April

Wood Fired Oven

As a goal for 2021, I would like to explore baking bread in a wood fired oven. The idea of being outdoors and finishing an afternoon of making bread with an awesome wood fired pizza dinner sounds fabolous! Unfortunately, I have never used such an oven before.

If you have access to a wood fired pizza oven (or know someone who does), I would love to hear from you for some initial experimenting!

Email me on or send a message via Facebook @theartofbreadnz

Multi-Day Baking Retreat

For the new year, I am also planning a multi-day baking retreat. While learning about the art of bread, we are spending our days in a tranquil and secluded venue in the greater Auckland area, complementing the meals we prepare together with the delicious creations we’ve baked during the day.

I am still finalising the details on this, but please register your Expression of Interest by emialing me on or sending a message via Facebook @theartofbreadnz

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