French Baguette Baking Class at Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

February 11th, 2010 by Altaire Townhomes

mayfieldsCalling all Palo Alto Foodies! This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning, just minutes from our community. If you are a lover of great bread the way we are, don’t miss the Mayfield Bakery & Cafe French Baguette Baking Class on Saturday, February 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  Join Baker Josh Grünig for Mayfield’s very first artisan bread baking class geared towards the home baker.

You will learn the following techniques and more…

  • How to properly measure
  • Mixing techniques
  • How to shape dough
  • Proofing and Scoring
  • Baking and how to use your home oven
  • Steaming techniques
  • How to make Poolish (starter)

At the end of the class, you will be able to go home with a wealth of new baking knowledge,  a selection of breads, starter Poolish to use at home AND recipes. Make a day of it! Bring a friend and go for a swim, catch a pilates or yoga class at the OFJCC campus after your bake class.  New to Palo Alto?  If you’ve recently moved, this is a great way to meet someone that shares an interest in your local area.

The story behind Mayfield Bakery & Cafe is best summed up on their website:  ‘Chef Gordon Drysdale and Pastry Chef Nancy Pitta combined their vision and love for food, which led them to the creation of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe. Together his love of savory dishes and her passion for all things pastry have resulted in a harmonious relationship of sweet and savory.’

Mayfield Bakery & Cafe is located in Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village.  The price of this class is $65, exclusive of tax. To reserve your spot, please call them at 650.853.9200.

P.S. You don’t have to look far to find updates for Mayfield Bakery & Cafe…their Facebook Page is listed on Altaire’s Page as one of our local favorites!

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