Lighthouse Bakery School is located amidst the rolling hills of the High Weald and overlooking beautiful Bodiam Castle and offers a range of bakery courses in a picturesque and friendly setting. The philosophy behind the bakery school is to pass on years of baking experience and expertise to inspire a new generation of bakers. They offer a diverse range of courses such as introductory courses for the amateur home baker with little or no experience, to festive family baking days, to courses devoted to the bread making traditions of Italy. Family baking days are a great way to introduce children to baking from scratch as well as an enjoyable family day out. At the end of the course you will take away with you the skills and confidence to create great tasting bread at home as well as the delicious bread you have baked that day!
Close to the bakery school there are plenty of footpaths and walking trails where you can embrace the seasonal colours of the landscape and encounter the local wildlife. Camber Sands (a beach near the village of Camber, near Rye) is a fantastic place to visit particularly for a winter stroll! There is interesting wildlife that inhabits Camber Sands such as the brown-tail moth caterpillar that lives on the sea buckthorn. You will also be able to hear (and see, if you look really high up) the long tuneful song of the skylark. The nearby Great Dixter House and Gardens is a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists across the world, boasting a delightful display of plants as well as a 15th century medieval manor to explore. It is best to enjoy a relaxing weekend here and nearby Prawles Court, a grand Elizabethan Country House is a unique place to stay in an extremely tranquil setting.
This artisan bakery relies on traditional baking methods and use few automated processes. They hand-mould each individual loaf and use long fermentation times to develop the full flavour of the dough. They use good quality, sustainable and organic ingredients and source all our ingredients locally from local suppliers, boosting the local economy and promoting the work and produce of local farmers. For example they use Rye spice that comes from Rye Harbour and cheeses that are produced by Sussex farmers. Seasonal produce are all sourced locally such as the pumpkins for the pumpkin bread. The school is easy to get to by public transport and customers are encouraged to use public transport if possible.
Lighthouse Bakery School has recently signed up to Our Land, a website that promotes businesses based in protected landscapes who have pledged to care for their local landscape and promote what is special about it.
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