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‘An Evening With Rye’ and Bake With Maria

I recently attended a chocolate class with other bloggers at ‘Bake With Maria‘, a baking school run by the lovely Maria Mayerhofer. Maria teaches all kinds of classes, from macarons to croissants, and last week, I was invited to try out her ‘baking with rye’ class. I really enjoy making and eating bread, although I’d never made rye bread at home before. There’s so much focus in the news at the moment on eating healthily and cutting out various food substances, such as gluten or yeast, so I was keen to see if I would like the rye products as much as standard white or brown bread. I was hoping I would, as it seemed like a healthier alternative! The class was held at Snaps + Rye in Notting Hill – interestingly, London’s only Danish restaurant!     During the class, we learned how to make a Rye Loaf with Figs & Fennel, Rye Crackers with Seeds and Overnight Rye Buns. Rye Loaf with Figs & Fennel This was a lot of fun to make, and made …

Win a ticket to Bake With Maria’s ‘An Evening With Rye’!

As you may have read, I recently spent a lovely evening at Bake With Maria learning about chocolate, and making some fabulous truffles. In case you didn’t know, this week is ‘Real Bread Week’ and I have a fantastic competition for one lucky reader to win a ticket to Bake With Maria’s ‘An Evening With Rye’ Class in London on Thursday 21st May. During the class, you will learn three rye recipes under the tuition of native Dane (and incredibly lovely lady), Maria Mayerhofer. Maria will guide you through the making of a fig and fennel rye loaf, rye crisp breads and her fast becoming famous, ‘overnight rye buns’. You will get to take everything you make (along with your skills) home. You will also get a chance to taste a rye infused Akvavit made by Kell Skott, the owner of Snaps & Rye, where the event is being hosted. To win, simply re-tweet this tweet and follow both @meganrex and @bakewithmaria. Terms & Conditions The event is being held at Snaps & Rye, 93 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NL It is a 3 hour class, starting …

All Things Chocolate At ‘Bake With Maria’

Now I’ve always loved chocolate (who doesn’t?) and I’ve cooked with it many times, but I have to admit that I didn’t have a great understanding of the whole chocolate making process. So when I was invited to attending a chocolate class at ‘Bake With Maria’, I was really excited to expand my knowledge of this area. The class was held at a baking lab based in St John’s Wood, owned by Maria Mayerhofer. The lovely Maria explained how she started out teaching people how to bake bread at her home (shutting her partner away in the bedroom while the classes took place!) and the popularity of these classes led to her opening the Baking Lab in 2011. They have just introduced chocolate-making classes, hosted by Annamarie Jones, a pastry chef and chocolatier, originally from San Diego. Here she is, introducing us to her very own (albeit slightly tired!) cacao tree, Corky. To begin with, Annamarie explained where our chocolate comes from. The Forastero tree yields around 70% of the world’s chocolate, found in the …