Sometimes I just bloody love being a food blogger. A few weeks ago I was invited to spend the day at Brompton Cookery School nr Shrewsbury, owned and run by Marcus Bean. Along with some of my fellow BBC Good Food Show bloggers, I spent the day baking, learning a little about foraging and of course.. eating!
We were there for a half day course and were joined by Robert Swift, a 5th generation artisan baker from near Ludlow. He took us back to the basics of bread making with some great tips for getting that perfect loaf. Once he’d wowed us with some mega two-handed rolling and plaiting, it was our turn. We may have been using his dough but I have to say it was the best bread I’ve ever made!
The day finished with a fabulous lunch made by Marcus. We had honey glazed hams, asparagus quiches, cheeses and a selection of Robert’s bread. We also had a range of products from some of the producers who are going to be at the BBC Good Food Show Summer. The real highlights for me were the range of sauces from Great British Sauce Co – in particular, their gorgeously nostalgic curry sauce which went perfectly with the glazed ham.