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An interview with Dan Lepard

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Dan Lepard is one of the world’s most respected authorities on baking and we are fortunate enough to have him teach our sourdough classes here at Cookery School.

Aside from teaching, Dan is also an award-winning food writer and photographer and was a judge on The Great Australian Bake Off, series 1.

We asked him a few questions…

Q:What is it about baking,

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Is the baking craze here to stay?

Every time I open the paper I read something about the Great British Bake Off, now in the fifth series, with six million viewers it seems the craze is here to stay. It is an exciting time for pastry, cakes, pies and artisan breads, which in particular, have seen a rise (!) in popularity, with more and more people taking classes and courses, opening independent shops and pop ups and even pushing the big supermarkets to stock more speciality breads.

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A short course in baking

by Rosalind Rathouse

I was born into a family of cooks and from a very early age was allowed into the kitchen. In Johannesburg, where I grew up, there was an annual agricultural show and each year my mother, my aunt and us kids, entered cupcakes, scones and cakes into the show and waited with baited breath to see whether we had won a prize. As I became a more accomplished as a cook,

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