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The San Luis Obispo House of Bread on Farmhouse Lane is offering hands on classes on Thursday, as well as Sip and Bake demonstration classes on Wednesdays and some Fridays! All classes are just one day, there are just two separate formats of baking classes. The students in the Thursday class series will be mixing their ingredients and kneading their own dough by hand. In the Sip and Bake classes, the students enjoy charcuterie boards and a couple of glasses of premium wine or draft beer, while the baker demonstrates and explains the tricks of the trade. In both class formats, they learn how bread is made, the chemistry behind successful loaves, how dough is kneaded, how it should feel, how to bake it and what creative, fun things can be made. All students leave with loaves of freshly baked bread, recipe packets, enough flour to make their own bread at home, and the knowledge to make bread from scratch.

There are no prerequisites to the classes, so beginners and advanced students are welcome. Classes are held on Wednesdays (Sip N Bake), Thursday (Hands on Traditional) and Fridays from 4pm-6pm. Classes last approximately 2 hours. All classes cost $60 per person and require payment at the time of registration. However, we are offering a special 2 for 1 date night for the Sip and Bake classes of $100 for 2. If you can’t make the class, and let us know within 48 hours in advance of class, we will forward your payment to a class of your choice. Minimum age is 8 years old for the Thursday class and 21 for the Sip and Bake. All classes include mixing, kneading, baking instructions, take home recipes, breads. Class size is limited to ten people.

If you got a few friends, then you may want to think about booking a private class that allows you to pick the subjects, class format, time frame and dates. Email to find out more about private classes.

Classes Will be Held at the Farmhouse Lane Location Only


Classes last approximately 2-2 ½ hours. All classes cost $60 per person or $100 for 2, on the Sip and Bake class offerings only. Classes include mixing, kneading, baking instructions; take home recipes, and breads! Class size is limited to ten people, and if you are registering more than two people, please let us know to make sure we have room. If you have questions, email

2-2.5 HOURS

REGULAR CLASSES: Thursday 4:00–6:00, Sip and Bake Wednesday or Fridays 4:00-6:00


PER PERSON or $100 for 2 for Sip and Bake classes only –


AGE 8+




On line Baking Classes Available for $9.95!


From Clay:

Took the sourdough baking class at the House of Bread. It was awesome. Marianne, the teacher, was great. Very knowledgeable and very informative. I want to go back for the focaccia and pizza dough class. I would highly recommend.

From Gail B.:

Took the Sip and Bake class at the House of Bread. I just wanted you to know how much fun my sister and I had at the class! Anthony was lovely, and answered all of our questions, and it felt like a participatory class, not just observation (even though it was!). The food you prepared before the class was delicious and generous! It was fun trying all of the different options, including your yummy chanterelle toast!


April 10th Sip and Bake or April 11th traditional hands on:
Baking Basics – Kneading, Shaping, Dinner Rolls, Cheesy Bread Sticks, Basil Parmesan, Garlic Cheddar, Jalapeno Jack Cheese Breads, and Avocado Lover’s Toast recipe.

February 28th Sip and Bake or February 29th traditional, April 17th Sip and Bake, April 18th Traditional:
Baking Basics-Kneading, Shaping, Cinnamon Rolls, Cinnamon Swirl, Apple Cinnamon Swirl, Raspberry Swirl, and Apple Cinnamon Swirl French Toast recipe.
March 6th Sip and Bake or March 7th traditional. Whole Grains:
Baking with whole grains and how to incorporate alternative grains, nuts, seeds into the mix. Kneading, shaping, Honey Whole Wheat, Harvest Grain, Apricot Walnut.
March 13th Sip and Bake March 14th traditional.
Flat Breads, to include Focaccia, Pita and Pizza dough.
NEW SOURDOUGH CLASSES ADDED March 20th, Sip and Bake, or March 21 traditional Sourdough Baking
Sourdough and class includes take home starter with instructions for care.

March 27th Sip and Bake, March 28th Traditional Easter Baking, hot cross buns, challah, Italian braided Easter loaf, Easter bunnies.

April 3rd Sip and Bake or April 4th traditional Hard Crusted Breads.
Artisan Breads – Ciabatta & French Breads

Private Classes available for $300 plus a $20 materials fee per person with a maximum of 10. Child or Adult baking party classes 2 hours $200 and $20 materials fee up to 12 students. The class includes hands on mixing, kneading shaping of dough. One adult is required for every four kids. Or we do one hour cinnamon roll making classes and tours up to 20 people. $100 and $10 per person.

The two hour private party classes make great adult team building for businesses, or group of friends who want to get their hands in the dough and learn the trade. For those that want to learn a bit about baking and have some fun while the baker does the hard work, the Sip and Bake series is an option.

Sip and Bake! For the less serious baker who wants to enjoy a couple of premium wines, draft beers, delicious appetizers, while the baker shows you all the tips of the trade. Classes will include take home recipes a loaf of bread of choice. The classes are $60 but sign up two for a date night sip and bake and the price is $100.

While someone showing you the “good” dough stage is best, next best is video. We offer on line classes for $9.95 here.