I’m Cath. I bake real bread and I want you to be able to as well! I offer a light hearted and supportive approach. I aim to help provide you with the information you need and to help build your confidence. Anyone can bake. Lets get baking together!

The Doorstep Baker provides distance learning baking courses

Beginner bread distance learning course

This distance learning class is for you to build confidence in making a variety of bread for the first time or after other recipes you may have already tried. There are 3 recipes followed by a ‘choose your own recipe’ week. You will also receive The Doorstep Baker sourdough starter. On completion you will receive a Doorstep Baker cotton tote bag for shopping or to keep bread in! You will learn:-

– The recipe for a simple focaccia and how to make this step by step

– Looking after The Doorstep Baker sourdough starter: how to keep it lively for baking and how to store it

– How to make a pizza base with your sourdough yeast starter and a delicious tomato sauce to go with your toppings

– The recipe for a white loaf stuffed with cheese, ham, olives or other tasty choices. Enough for one for you and one to keep or to give as a gift

– How to choose a suitable recipe for you to help boost your bread making confidence

– And of course, how to mix dough, knead and how to prove your dough to get the best results you can


The course will be provided as printable recipes to follow, one a week over four weeks. The fourth week will be a bread recipe you have chosen. A private chat group will be set up on Facebook so we can communicate about recipes, ideas and with other class members. You can post comments at a set time, to help have more of a live chat. Or you can look at the comments and add yours at your own convenience. The group will be open to use by class members and myself only. Feel free to use this the group to post pictures and ask questions.

The information needed to access the Facebook group will be emailed to you after purchase, along with your recipes. Times for live comment chats will also be sent to you. If you can’t find it, send me an email and I’ll be happy to help.

Enquire about booking on a course using the form below.

Cath is an absolute superstar baker who surprises and delights us each week with her lovingly made hearty food for the soul! The tasty lovingly made sourdough breads are so deliciously tangy.

Gill Ward

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