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Backyard Skills: Bread Making
Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PST)
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Buy less and eat more. Understand the basics of homemade bread baking including creating a soaker, starter, sponge, ingredients, baking hints, recipes and more.
In this class we will be making a traditional hearty bread from New England known as Anadama bread.
There was a time in the not-so distant past that the smell of freshly baked bread permeated households everywhere. Baking bread at home is easy, and you don’t need to be a professional baker to do it. Using simple ingredients, kitchen tools you already own, and some basic know-how, you can enjoy the taste (and smell) of fresh bread. This lecture and hands on demonstration will teach the necessary tools and ingredients, how to make your own starter, simple recipes, and baking techniques to get you started on baking bread for years to come.
When baking at home, you’re in charge of what goes into every loaf. You have the choice to buy whatever ingredients you desire and supporting local, organic, and/or fairtrade in your purchasing choices will just make it that much more sustainable. Ingredients aside, baking at home means less waste too - all the way from the energy used in harvesting, processing, packaging and shipping it, to the bag it’s packaged in. All these benefits end up costing you less as well. Baking bread at home saves in more ways than one.
What past bread baking students have said:
"I have baked bread with the starter and several times have made pancakes, too. I love to cook, and, when I was a kid, my dad made sourdough pancakes every Sunday morning for us so I was excited to get a new starter again."
"Yesterday I made some really great bread. I took fresh basil, english thyme, and lemon thyme. I chopped them up pretty fine. The bread was the best bread i have ever tasted."
"My neighbors are in love with my bread and think that I am the best cook ever. I don't know about that, that but I am so happy to have learn my new skills of bread making!"
Please register in advance as space is limited.
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The Ecology Center
The Ecology Center seeks to bring all members of the community together in a solutions-based educational setting to create a healthy and abundant future for all of Orange County. The Center highlights empowering and cutting-edge environmental perspectives that can be applied to our day-to-day lives, making it possible for us to coexist with a thriving environment.