April Bread Baking Classes

 We love hosting bread baking classes for students who are just learning to bake, and those who have gained many skills across the years.  Gail enjoys sharing her skills and experience and also learning from her customers as we enjoy a morning or afternoon of baking together!  Each hands-on experience lasts about three hour as we start with fresh whole grains, walk through the processes of milling, mixing and kneading our bread, and end by enjoying warm bread fresh from the oven.  Yum!

The cost for each class is $10 per person with a $20 max per family.  Reservations are required and space is limited.  To reserve your space, please send an e-mail to bethlehemharvest@gmail.com.

Here are the classes that are scheduled for the weeks ahead:

Beginning Bread Baking – Wednesday, April 18th; 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   This class will cover all the basics – from selecting your ingredients to kneading, shaping and baking your bread.  We will make loaves, rolls and kolaches. Yum!  This class is suitable for beginning bread bakers and those who want to “warm up” their basic skills.  Children 12 and over are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Advanced Bread Baking – Saturday, April 21st;  1:00-4:00 p.m.   This class will cover all of the baking process from selecting your flour to baking your bread but will have a special focus on using soaked grains and slow rising methods.  By soaking the grains and allowing for longer rising periods, these breads develop a full depth of flavor and provide our bodies with uninhibited access to their total nutritional value.  The loaves we make will be full of all the rich goodness of whole grains, nuts, and seeds.  This class is suitable for students with some bread baking experience.

Sourdough Bread Baking – Monday, April 22nd; 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Sourdough breads are enjoying a resurgence in popular culture both because of their wonderful flavor and their high nutritional value.  Using a sourdough starter that traveled the Oregon Trail, we will make classic sourdough loaves that are crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside, and oh so very good!  You have to have patience to make sourdough bread, but it is so worth the wait!!  This bread class is most suitable for students with some bread baking experience.

Our schedule is flexible in the weeks ahead, so if you are interested in scheduling a particular class on a particular date, we would love to hear from you.  We would also be delighted to schedule a class for your group – teens, adults or a mixture of adults and children.  For more information, please contact Gail DeGray at bethlehemharvest@gmail.com or give her a call at 281-797-8932

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