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Bread Making

Richard Bertinet

Bread Making

Bake showstopping loaves with the world-renowned 'bread genius' and bestselling author.

This course includes:

26 lessons

6 hours

22 recipes

What you'll learn

Join Richard as he shares his techniques to perfect the dough and bake with complete confidence.

  • Get to grips with bread making fundamentals
  • Learn the art of the dough
  • Discover the best tools and ingredients
  • Perfect the magic of fermentation
  • Bake everything from bagels to brioche
  • Master the mighty sourdough

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Richard first fell in love with baking as a 14-year-old apprentice in his native Brittany. He moved to England in the late ‘80s, where he has taught his unique and incredible style of baking to some of the greatest chefs in the world. In the early 2000s, Richard founded the Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School and his first book Dough was published to great acclaim, winning awards such as the IACP cookery book of the year, the James Beard Award for Baking and Dessert, and the Julia Child Award for Best First Book. For the first time, Richard is teaching his lifetime of experience and his unique bread-making secrets to you, here on BBC Maestro.

Lesson plan (26)

  1. 01

    Bread Making Introduction


  2. 02

    The dough


  3. 03

    Tin loaf & leopard bread


  4. 04



  5. 05



  6. 06

    Tartiflette pizza


  7. 07

    Ciabatta & fougasse


  8. 08



  9. 09

    Rye bread


  10. 10



  11. 11

    Burger buns


  12. 12



  13. 13



  14. 14

    Babka buns


  15. 15

    Green pea & chickpea flatbreads


  16. 16



  17. 17

    Seeded loaf


  18. 18

    Sourdough: making the ferment


  19. 19

    Sourdough: making the bread


  20. 20

    Sourdough: keeping your ferment going


  21. 21

    Sourdough: freezing or drying the ferment


  22. 22

    Sourdough crackers


  23. 23



  24. 24

    Mince pies


  25. 25

    Bonus lesson: buckwheat blinis


  26. 26

    Au revoir


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