Sunday, Dec 10th, 2:15-4:45 PM | Canoe Landing CRC, Kitchen A (3rd fl) | 45 Fort York Blvd
Join artisanal baker Leo Baduria for this fun, hands-on workshop. Participants will learn the recipes and techniques for making traditional yeast-risen flatbreads found in Italy and France, such as Focaccia, Fougasse aux Olives, Pizza Margherita and Tarte Flambée. You will learn how to make dough from scratch, how to handle it from kneading and resting to stretching and shaping, as well as tips on timing and temperature for baking. You’ll get to snack on the delicious breads made in class and take home any extras.
Leo Baduria‘s introduction to fine breads started in Montreal where he lived from 1977 to 1988. This beautiful city boasts a large number of fine boulangeries in just about every quartier where one can find a superb baguette for dinner or croissant for breakfast.
This growing fascination with French breads led him to try baking his own baguettes via several books on French baking. Over time, Leo assisted several bakers in Montreal, France and Italy – learning techniques that he would incorporate in his own baking – and has since given several sold out bread workshops to bread lovers who wanted to learn the artisanal way of making bread. Leo’s approach to baking is one that respects the soul of the living yeasts, the quality of grains used to make the flour and the enjoyment of the whole baking process from start to finish.