I don't have photos of the grounds, but they were gorgeous. If it had been sunny I may have stayed all day. This lovely table was all layed out when I arrived. They served soup, baguettes, coffee/tea and wine for a light lunch while we were going over introductions/recipes/procedures.
Everyone got their own baguette. They were soooo good!
All of the recipes (French bread and three soups) and directions/techniques were printed out for us.
I got a one quick photo outside of one of the sitting areas just before we started.
We got to work.
Velvet Chicken Soup
First we rolled out some pre-made dough into our loaves. While they rose we broke into groups and made three different kinds of soup (one kind for each group). While our soups cooked, we made bread dough to take home. Then, when the soups were done we sat back down at our big table and tasted all of the soups of the day while our first loaves of bread baked.
Loaves ready to bake
We went home with full bellies, a quart of soup each, four loaves of freshly baked baguettes, and dough to make more bread later in the week and a little more know how than we had when we got there. I can't wait to do it again soon!
I hear the Farm Kitchen does a farm breakfast every first Saturday of the month.... I feel a family road trip to breakfast coming on...