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Nov 17, 2008 10:03 PM

Bread Making Class


I am interested in finding a bread making class somewhere in the penninsula (redwood city-mountain view preferred). I notice that Draeger's has cooking classes, but I did not see any upcoming regarding bread making.

Chris S.

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  1. I would seriously consider San Francisco Baking Institute in South San Francisco. They also run a bakery called Thorough Bread in the city on Church near Market St. Their bread is stellar.

    Thorough Bread and Pastry
    248 Church Street, San Francisco, CA

    San Francisco Baking Institute
    480 Grandview Dr S, San Francisco, CA

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    1. re: Atomica

      Second that. I haven't been to their classes, but they'd be much more professionally targeted than something like Draegers for home cooks.

      Their bread at Thorough Bread and Pastry really is excellent, with pitch-perfect renditions of classic breads from around the bread-eating world. They don't really have a house style, per se, because they're focused on technical control that allows them to replicate different breads in a very authentic way.

      1. re: Atomica

        Atomica and SteveG, it sounds like we all love this place. I went by yesterday and saw that Thorough Bread has a 6 or 7 foot christmas tree made from baguette dough. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend that you stop by. I'll return with my camera.

        1. re: PaneEVino

          Gee, twist my arm. :) Thanks for the tip--I'm looking forward to seeing it and I'll also pack along the camera (though I have no idea how to post pics here). It's not hard to get me to Thorough.