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You can purchase a class at our online store HERE, or by sending us a check through the mail.

In order to reserve your spot in a class, we ask for payment in advance. The classes costs $225 per person. 

You can send a check made out to WIDE AWAKE BAKERY to:

Wide Awake Bakery
4361 Buck Hill Rd S
Trumansburg, NY 14886

REFUNDSIf you cancel your attendance up to FOUR WEEKS in advance, we offer a 90% refund. If you cancel up to TWO WEEKS in advance, we offer a 50% refund. After that, we don’t offer any refund at all. PLAN AHEAD!

2017 BAKING CLASSES

Class descriptions at the bottom of this page - scroll down to see a detailed explanation of what each class will cover!

 

February 18th : Basic Artisan Baking SOLD OUT

March 18th : Home Baking Intensive SOLD OUT

May 20th : Baking with Ancient Grains SOLD OUT

June 17th : Building a Bakery SOLD OUT

 

September 23rd : Specialty Breads

October 14th : Hand Skills Intensive

October 28th : Pastry Intensive

November 11th : Basic Artisan Baking

2017 BAKING CLASSES AT WIDE AWAKE BAKERY for 2017

February 18th : Basic Artisan Baking

         In this class we will go over all the basics of making great bread. The class runs all day, and we will make a LOT of bread! Topics include the chemistry and biology of bread, an introduction to fermentation skills, bakers’ math, and a range of handwork skills. Each student will get plenty of oven-time, and we will have the opportunity to talk about whatever excites us about baking. Watch out! This class has inspired students to start FOUR working bakeries!

March 18th : Home Baking Intensive

         In this class we cover the basics of artisan baking, but with a special focus on baking in the home kitchen. Home kitchens present challenges—few of us have large commercial ovens to work with, and our tools are generally much smaller and less powerful than those we’d find in a professional bakery. Home kitchens also offer opportunity and flexibility—delivery deadlines are less pressing, ingredient costs less intimidating, and home tools do a great job.  We’ll cover scheduling, sourdough management, preferments, oven challenges, and bread storage.  You CAN make truly great bread at home!

May 20th : Baking with Ancient Grains

         In this class, we will learn to bake with some of the ancient grains – spelt, rye, emmer, einkorn, kamut and amaranth, quinoa and others.  The recent availability of these ancient grains adds a range of flavors and textures to the bakers’ palette.  As in our basic artisan baking class, we will consider the chemistry and biology of bread, and provide an introduction to fermentation skills, bakers’ math, and a range of handwork skills. Each student will get plenty of oven time, and you will go home with a lot of bread!

June 17th : Building a Bakery

         We get many calls from folks seeking advice on building and operating a small bakery.  In this class, we will consider the process of creating a bakery – how to design it, fund it, build it, and use it.   We will consider equipment choices, building layout, financing, marketing, and of course, baking! This class is a great opportunity to ask detailed questions and to investigate a living, breathing bakery! The class is more than talk, however.  We will also bake bread, the better to know it.

September 23rd : Specialty Breads

         Challah! Baguettes! Vollkornbrot! Stollen! Panettone! Pretzels!  Come join us for a day of making a wide variety of specialty breads.  From learning how to make a classic German style Vollkornbrot, to mastering a 6-strand challah braid – you’ll leave with a whole new set of skills. This is the perfect class to build on the techniques learned in Basic Artisan bread baking, though it’s not required to have taken that class first.

October 14th : Hand Skills Intensive

         The best way to befriend bread is to know it with your hands, over and over again.  In this class we will shape and score hundreds of loaves of bread.  More bread than you would bake at home in years! This class offers a rare opportunity to develop your skills at the bench alongside professional bakers.

October 28th : Pastry Intensive

         Our pastry intensive will include hand and machine lamination, as well as how to make croissant dough, blitz puff and regular puff pastry. We’ll learn how to put together chocolate, almond, and ham and cheese croissants, as well as a variety of danishes and puff pastry desserts.  We’ll also go over the basics of a good cookie dough, and we’ll learn how to make a classic pastry filling – pastry cream!  This class will touch on many different topics, and will provide an overview of each.  A perfect class for the enthusiastic home baker!

November 11th : Basic Artisan Baking

         In this class we will go over all the basics of making great bread. The class runs all day, and we will make a LOT of bread! Topics include the chemistry and biology of bread, an introduction to fermentation skills, bakers’ math, and a range of handwork skills. Each student will get plenty of oven-time, and we will have the opportunity to talk about whatever excites us about baking. Watch out! This class has inspired students to start FOUR working bakeries!

 

Classes are $225 each, or any three for $600

All classes are a FULL day (8 AM – 5 or 6 PM), and include breakfast snacks and lunch.

Gift certificates available!

Questions? Email us at wideawakebakery@gmail.com or call us at 607-387-9970

 

Need a place to stay?

Just East of Ithaca (20 min away)

Is a full day of baking just not enough for ya? Then come stay with one of your bakers! Two bedrooms available, about 5 minutes from downtown Ithaca and 20 minutes from the bakery. The house is shared with a rowdy black cat and a sweet dog. (so maybe not the best for those with allergies or superstitions). Double beds, shared kitchen & bath. Parking on site. Email Nick at wideawakebakery@gmail.com for info.

 Downtown Trumansburg (10 min away)

Private bedroom for rent in home in the Village of Trumansburg.  Sara (CSA Coordinator, Yoga Teacher and Wide Awake enthusiast) is happy to host bakers traveling from out of town. 5 minute walk to Main St. (coffee shop, restaurants, book store, bowling alley) and a 10 minute drive to Wide Awake Bakery! Reasonable rates.  Email sara.e.worden@gmail.com or call/text (607) 379 - 2866

Airbnb in Jacksonville NY (10 min away)

Jacksonville Airbnb sleeps 5 people easily, and 7 with some creativity!  Lovely home, just outside of Jacksonville, with 3 separate bedrooms and a kitchen.  10% discount to anyone that is part of a Wide Awake Baking Class.  Just mention the bakery when you book your room!  Find out more about the Jacksonville Airbnb

Yellow House Airbnb in Trumansburg NY

The Yellow House has a few rooms available, and can accommodate larger groups who'd all like to stay together.  10% discount to anyone that is part of a Wide Awake Baking Class.  Just mention the bakery when you book your room!  Find out more about the Yellow House