Time to take bread into your own hands

If you want to learn how to make the real thing, Bread Matters is the place to come. It's led by Andrew Whitley who started one of the UK's best known organic bakeries in the 1970s. After many years as a full-time artisan baker and pioneer of wood-fired ovens, he knows what he's talking about. He's also co-founder of the Real Bread Campaign.

Bread Matters courses are for everyone, novice or old hand. All you need is a desire to make proper bread. We learn by doing, so everyone makes a variety of breads, feeling the changes as dough forms, observing the crucial part time plays in developing good flavour, satisfying texture and nutritional integrity. The result? Several loaves of your own bread, a greater understanding of the processes at the heart of breadmaking, more confidence and a lot of fun. Bread Matters courses are held in a converted farm steading on a five acre organic smallholding at Macbiehill, 17 miles South of Edinburgh in the Pentland Hills. A warm welcome, good companionship and lovely surroundings await you.