Mark’s Cotswold Bakery – Sour Dough Bread making – 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Multi award-winning, handmade sourdough from Mark’s Cotswold Bakery.

When Mark Woodgate from Chipping Norton started learning how to create the perfect sourdough loaf over ten years ago, little did he realise his hobby was going to lead him on an entirely different career path. Mark found the scientific elements associated with making sourdough were the perfect way to unwind as he perfected his craft using the finest local flour, all baked in the Aga of his home, shared with his wife Sharn.

Earning the reputation as the man who created “Yummy Bread” and having won a bronze medal at the World Bread Awards in 2017, Mark took the brave decision to follow his dream and bake sourdough professionally.

These include: a malted Cotswold crunch wholegrain; the award-winning Churchill white which has a moist and open crumb; the Mill loaf combining wholemeal and rye; spelt sourdough, a favourite for those who have gluten intolerance; fruit loaf sourdough using dark rye flour, filled with raisins, lemon and orange peel soaked overnight in rum; and semi-brioche using barley malt extract.

Join Mark as he shares his passion for bread making, sharing his knowledge in making sour dough bread from start to finish, then the ultimate test is in sampling the freshly baked bread. Yummy bread for sure.

Winner of 4 bronze & 1 silver World Bread Awards 2017-2019. BIA finalist 2019 & 2021

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