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Acclaimed East London Bakery Announces Dedicated Bread School

The Dusty Knuckle will open a new education space in its original shipping container

Dusty Knuckle Bakery, one of London’s best bakeries in Dalston, will open a dedicated education space and baking school The Dusty Knuckle [Official Photo]

One of London’s best bakeries, The Dusty Knuckle in Dalston, is building a dedicated shipping container space for its bread and baking school.

The original shipping container — behind the Arcola Theatre, and next to local brewery, 40FT — used to be the original bakery, as well as a cult-followed lunchtime sandwich hatch. Scaling up into what is now the bakery and café space opposite, the bakery’s co-founders Max Tobias and Rebecca Oliver — and later Daisy Terry — will now add a second shipping container to the original, teaching bread, pastry, and sandwich classes out of the space that started things off.

Writing on Instagram, the bakery — well, its co-founders — wrote:

Remember this?! It’s our old container, where the bakery used to be Crazy to think that we used to scurry around in there making all our delicious bread, pastries and sarnies... Memories! Good ones too. Now this girl is being combined with another container to become our bakery school @bakeryschooldk. We are massively excited about having a dedicated school space where we can teach you guys how to make banging bread, master sarnies, sweet pastries and all the lovely rest.

Current classes include a bread workshop, classes on Baltic and rye baking, sweet dough, biscuits, and a sandwich masterclass.

The bakery’s wholesale operation supplies its breads — particularly a revelatory potato sourdough — to restaurants across London, including Pidgin and Two Lights. Its caramelised apple pastries, sticky morning buns, and sandwiches — particularly a porchetta, quince, and watercress affair — are cornerstones of the retail offer, as is the annual mince pie, one of London’s best.


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