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The Handmade Bakery

The Handmade Bakery is located in Slaithwaite, a short journey from Huddersfield. It is situated in a pleasant location alongside the Huddersfield Narrow canal. The bakery has been at the forefront of the Real Bread revolution, promoting artisan methods of slow fermentation.  Highly successful, it produces over 1700 loaves a week for its loyal customers.  Its café is a great place to visit, where the bakery can be seen in action within an impressive open plan interior, transformed from a former textile shed.


Hundreds of people have learnt the Handmade Bakery approach to slow fermentation through our incredibly popular Artisan Basics course or the more involved, but so rewarding, art of Wild Yeast Baking. Some have grappled with the wetter dough of Italian Baking and others have enjoyed the sweet and delicious sensations of rolling their very own croissants on the Artisan Patisserie course.


Each course is based on a maximum of twelve attendees. We provide two of our regular, experienced Handmade Bakers to ensure an enjoyable day of baking and learning. The day starts with a breakfast of our own artisan pastries, coffee and tea to ensure that everybody is focused after their journey to get to us. A hearty lunch and afternoon cake and refreshments will ensure plenty of time to relax, recharge batteries and share experiences with fellow participants. Everyone will leave for home with the day’s recipes, all the course notes and the magnificent products of their baking endeavor!