Flatbread & Mezze workshop
In 2014 e5 began running workshops for female refugees. An unexpected part of the course has been our learning about traditional breads from other parts of the world, for example the Turcoman flatbread. We began serving this, along with middle eastern mezze dishes at pop up events employing the refugee team. This has evolved into the new e5 roasthouse; a cafe and coffee roastery at Poplar Union.
Here we bake hundreds of flatbreads a week in a pizza oven, supplying a stall at Borough Market and to serve with our mezze menu.
For this course we invite you down to the roasthouse to join the team for a fun evening learning how to make sourdough Turcoman flatbreads and a selection of mezze dishes.
The class will give you an introduction into sourdough; how to create and maintain a starter, and use the leaven to prepare your flatbread dough. You will learn how to mix and shape the dough and will get a chance to bake your breads in a traditional pizza oven.
To accompany your sourdough flatbreads, you will also learn how to make a range of mezze plates inspired by traditional recipes from the Aegean to the Middle East. The word ‘Mezze” (Meze in Turkey and Mazza in Syria and Lebanon) is thought to have derived from the Persian “maza” meaning taste or relish. Mezze tends to be smaller plates of something tasty, designed to be eaten alongside a tea, wine or beer.
SAMPLE MEZZE, PLEASE LET US KNOW IF THERE ARE PARTICULAR DISHES YOU WISH TO LEARN AND WE WILL TRY AND INCORPORATE:
Labneh, hummus, beetroot borani with dukkah, spicy chickpea or fava bean falafel, kisir, Levantine tabouleh, babaghanoush, haydari, mutabal, muhammara, dolma.
After baking your breads and mezze settle down for a communal dinner & drinks to sample the fruits of your labour.
WHEN & WHERE
Classes run once a month 6:00 – 9:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS IS BASED AT OUR NEW CAFE AND ROASTERY, E5 ROASTHOUSE IN POPLAR.
e5 Roasthouse, 2 Cotall Street. Poplar, E14 6TL
The class costs £70 for the evening and you can book using our online booking system
Any question unanswered? Please contact us.
We appreciate that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to cancel your booking or change the date.
Bookings cancelled more than 14 days prior to the start of a course will be refunded. Alternatively you may transfer to another date free of charge.
Bookings cancelled within 14 days of the start of a course are non-refundable and non-transferable, the only exception being if we are able to refill your place. If we are able to do so a full refund will be given, or you may transfer to another date.