Bread Made Easy

Learn how easy it to make delicious bread at home and fit bread making into your busy day

Welcome to my online bread making masterclass that shows you step by step how easy it is to make delicious bread at home. I share my tips and tricks, so no matter how busy your day is you will still be able to fit in making a loaf.

This course transforms you from a novice to a confident bread maker and will give you the confidence, skills and knowledge to make a variety of delicious bread for your family and friends. 

If making bread at home has always seemed too hard, or maybe you think it takes up too much time or the thought of it sends you into a panic, this is the course for you. This masterclass will banish any of your concerns and fears and you will be confidently making bread for everyone you know.

Using just four ingredients, flour, water, yeast and salt and one master recipe I show you how to make different shaped breads, rolls, pitta and pizza bases and by adding just a few ingredients you can transform that bread into focaccia and a range of flavoured breads, including Marmite bread and tomato bread to share with family and friends.

Take a look at the curriculum below to see all that you will learn in this comprehensive course. You also get a free 30 minute zoom bread chat with Kath so that I can answer any of your queries and help you succeed with making bread.

In this online course you will learn everything (and more) that you would learn spending a day with us in Ironbridge on our Bread Basics course but at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. You will have at least 12 months access to the course too so that you can go back and refresh your memory as you practise making bread to hone your knowledge and skills.

Watch Intro Video

Welcome to Bread Made Easy

Introductory video

Take a deep dive into bread making

and transform into a confident bread maker

This course is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to transform from a novice to a keen and confident bread maker. You won't just learn how to make a range of different sahped and flavoured breads...

  • You will gain an understanding of the fermentation process and the science of bread making so that you can troubleshoot and experiment. 
  • You will learn how to easily fit bread making into your day by adjusting the temperature of your dough and leaving it at room temperature or using the fridge.
  • Discover how to develop your dough using the stretch and fold method or by kneading or using your stand mixer. This will help you decide which method suits you best and fits best around your busy day.
  • I show you how to get the best out of your oven and how to use steam to improve the flavour, texture and appearance of your loaf.
  • You will learn about using a dutch oven and the difference it can make to your loaf.
  • I will show you how to use and care for a banneton (proving basket).
  • You will learn how best to store your dough so that it stays fresh for longer.
  • As an extra bonus, you will also get a free 30 minute zoom chat with Kath so that I can answer any questions that you might have.

The course is comprehensive and will banish any fears or misgivings you have and transform you into a confident bread maker.

Your Teacher

I'm Kath and I am passionate about showing people how easy it is to make delicious bread at home. I have taught bread making at my cookery school Veg Patch Kitchen since 2015. I first got serious about bread making in 2009 when the bread I made for my family was terrible. It was hard as a brick. I was frustrated that I couldn't succeed with yeast cookery so I started to read about it and practice and I became obsessed with bread. Finally, the loaves I was making were the best we had ever tasted. I want to show everyone that they can make bread at home too. I set up my cookery school to share my knowledge and help others transform the way that they make bread. I have learned all the tricks that help me fit bread making into a busy day and I want to share these with you so that you can make delicious bread at home for your family and friends.
Kath holding a loaf of bread in Veg Patch Kitchen Cookery School

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Step by step to making a white loaf the easy way

    • The Stages of Bread Making

    • Bread making equipment

    • Ingredients

    • Mixing your dough

    • Stretch & fold your dough

    • How to knead dough

    • Using a stand mixer

    • Fermentation/ Proving

    • Shaping your dough as a bloomer or for a sandwich tin

    • How to tell when your loaf is ready for the oven

    • Slashing/ scoring your loaf

    • Baking your loaf, oven spring explanation and checking that your loaf is baked

  • 3

    Using a banneton/ proving basket

    • Using a banneton/ proving basket

  • 4

    Getting the best out of your oven

    • Getting the best out of your oven

    • Steaming your oven

    • How to use a Dutch oven

  • 5

    Shaping and baking a boule (round loaf)

    • Shaping a boule (a round loaf) and using a banneton

    • Preparing the boule (round loaf) for the oven and checking that it is baked.

  • 6

    Shaping rolls

    • Shaping rolls

    • The baked rolls out of the oven

  • 7

    Making pizza

    • Making pizzas

  • 8

    Making pitta breads

    • Making pitta breads

  • 9

    Making focaccia

    • Making focaccia

  • 10

    Flavouring your dough

    • Making Marmite bread and a tomato loaf

  • 11

    Storing your bread

    • Storing your bread

  • 12

    Understanding the three different yeasts and how to use them

    • Understanding yeast

  • 13

    Understanding the Science of Bread

    • The Science of Bread

    • The role of salt

    • The role of water

  • 14

    Glossary and conversion charts

    • Glossary

    • Conversion charts

  • 15

    Thank you

    • Thank you for completing the course

  • 16


    • Completion survey


Success first time


Having never baked anything before and I do mean NEVER, I was very sceptical that I could be taught the skills to produce such a fine looking loaf first time around. Many thanks to the genius of Kath Corfield at Veg Patch Kitchen for putting together such a fantastic online tutorial. If like me... you have the culinary skills of an Otter... I'm sure Kath will point you in the right direction too.

Exceeded expectations


Exceeded expectations as I learnt so much and am inspired to try and improve on the basic technique as well as try some new things. Videos were great, good quailty and content, with very clear expectations and really useful to see what we should be aiming for.

Makes it easy


"I have never been particularly enthusiastic about making bread before as I don't particularly fancy the kneading - plus I am not always that patient - but this is certainly an eye opener and as you say it makes it easy."Nicoa

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Make delicious bread at home in a really easy way that fits into your daily routine.