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Alex Vaughan - Wakefield

<p>The first time I to tried&nbsp;bake I must have been around 4 years old. A neighbour had been left to look after me but needed to nip out for a short while. Finding myself alone for some 10 min, I dragged a stool to the cooker and placed a plastic box (!) over the electric plate, filled it with some flour, sugar and eggs. I was going to bake my mother a cake. Thankfully the neighbour came back down just as the plastic box was starting to melt&hellip; My passion for baking stayed with me and I spent my formative years around boxes of flour, mostly making cakes and biscuits. However, fresh bread is widely available in Portugal so I never felt the urge to try my hand at it.</p> <p>When I&nbsp;moved&nbsp;to London in 2006 I was surprised to find factory mass-produced loaves as the staple and I was never able to get my head (or stomach) around the texture and flavour of this product. It wasn&rsquo;t long before I started to make my own. I even got a bread making machine involved in the action at some point, but I found the whole thing boring in regards to process and result. I read a lot about bread, flour and yeast. And I kept trying out recipes.</p> <p>In 2014 I did a Basic Bread course with the Bread Angels; we covered the basics of bread making and this course was vital to boost my confidence. Since then I have not stopped baking and learning. I have volunteered at bakeries, I ran my own microbakery&nbsp;for close to two years whilst living in London, and am always looking to learn and grow as a baker. I have won awards with my bread and have sold at markets, I even catered for a party.</p> <p>Recently having moved to Wakefield I am currently not selling bread but I am very keen to pass on this joy of baking your own bread and pleasure of eating to all that cross my path!</p> <p>I offer workshops in sourdough&nbsp;or commercial yeast breads&nbsp;and also on baking with non-gluten flours.&nbsp; Have a look at the upcoming courses or get in touch if you can't see what you are looking for.</p> <p>Amendments to bookings can be made up to 14 days before the class at a small fee. After this date, no refund can be made, however&nbsp;I am happy to accept someone in your place at any point.</p>
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Alex Vaughan - Wakefield