September Bread Classes

Gail DeGray is looking forward to teaching some people to make bread this month!  We have several dates set aside for bread baking classes, but we are also open to opportunities to do a class for a group of friends that you gather.  Looking for a mother/daughter event or a ladies night out?  Drop us a note and we will see what we can do!!

Drop Gail a note at bethlehemharvest@gmail.com to sign up for one of the dates below or to arrange for a bread class for you and your friends.

Dates for September Bread Classes:

Saturday, September 16th 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Monday, September 18th 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Instead of dictating which class will happen when, we set aside the time and see who wants to come, conforming the class to the needs of our students.  In essence, the first student to sign up decides what kind of class we will run that day!  Take a look and decide what suits you the best, then drop us an e-mail at bethlehemharvest@gmail.com to sign up.  Space is limited, so sign up soon!

The cost for each class is $10 per person, with a $20 maximum per family.

Class Descriptions:

These are the classes that we can offer on a moment’s notice! Well, almost a moment’s notice, a little warning is helpful!

Basic Bread Baking

This class is for bakers of all levels who would like to learn to make whole grain bread in their own kitchen.  We will start by milling fresh flour and cover every step of the process including mixing, kneading, shaping, rising and baking – ending up with eating of course! There is nothing quite like a fresh loaf of bread just out of the oven!  Both mechanical and hand bread baking will be covered.  Children are welcome to participate in this class if they are accompanied by an adult.  The class is best suited for ages 10 to 100.

Sourdough Bread Baking

Sourdough breads are making a comeback.  Nearly a lost art, many home bakers are returning to traditional sourdough methods both for their wonderful flavor and their marvelous health benefits.  Sourdough breads are easy to make once you get the hang of it – they just have rhythm and opinions of their own!  We will use a sourdough starter that crossed the Oregon Trail in 1847 and has been maintained carefully by a dedicated set of volunteers ever since.  During our class we will walk through all of the steps in the process and knead, shape and bake a batch of fresh sourdough to enjoy.  This class is most suited to the adult student that has some bread baking experience.

Artisan Bread Baking

Artisan breads are a European tradition – something radically different than a loaf of grocery store sandwich bread.  These breads feature a small amount of yeast that is allowed to multiply slowly, fermenting a loaf with a unique taste and texture.  Baked in a very hot oven, these breads are crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside, and when made with whole grain flours, these breads have flavor that is unsurpassed!  This class is most suited to the adult student that has some bread baking experience.

 

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