Gosh, I was supposed to post this SO long ago. Whoopsies. And yes, I returned to the lovely Mistley Kitchen for yet another course, again with Leon Pearson–this time, for French Bread Making.
So, I thought I’d post a little again about what we made. We spent most of the day there, learning and creating and generally just making a bit of a mess (with me in the corner, frantically trying to scrap off bits of sticky flour on my hands). Above we have the delicious French classic Pissaladière, like the French cross between a pizza and a focaccia, topped with olives, onions, anchovies and thyme. SO GOOD. I need to make it again, I want it all over again now!
We also learned the absolute French bread — the baguette, as well as the rustic pan de campagne, an earthy, filling bread. But it wasn’t just a game of making your everyday loaves–oh no, no, we squeezed something sweet in there too, with some lovely chocolate chip brioche. So as we nibbled on some brioche the kitchen had already prepared as a snack, we learnt from Leon how to make it ourselves.
This was my third time to return to the Mistley Kitchen, and I had just a good time as the last!