Off Topic: Bread School

Just a few quick minutes of your time. One of my other loves (besides knitting) is baking bread. I do it often and with gusto..I have had several folks asking about being taught to make bread, so I might just develope it into a cottage industry. I am just looking for some hints tips or suggestions..

If your interested or know someone who might be (in providing feedback) I have posted a few questions here:\

You are all the creative types so holping some of you are interested!


Kerry's picture

Good luck with your project, I've been baking my own bread for more than 2 years and find it very satisfying as well as delicious. I mainly make sourdough bread because of flavour and lower GI but occasionally make yeast bread.
I've recently found a good yeast bread in an American book from my local library "Amy's Bread", Amy has 3 bakeries/cafes in NYC. The recipe I've tried and enjoyed several times has oats, honey, molasses(I used golden syrup) and pecan nuts as well as flour, yeat and water. I thoroughly recommend this loaf, it is so more-ish.

Mnjack's picture

Hi Joe,
I bake all our bread. I have one that is what we use for sandwiches. It is named "Swedish Rye" but is not a true Swedish Rye. It has rye flour, hoeny, brown sugar, yeast, white flour and water. It really has a great texture and keeps for days. I also make some sourdoughs and a French bagette, which are quite good.

I think your idea of teaching bread baking is great. I actually took several bread baking courses at our local community college. They were always sold out and had a waiting list. The class was limited to 12. We each had our own work space but used a community oven.

Good luck with your venture.

I wish you all lived close by----I regard it as one of the missions in my life to sample all the home-made bread I can---luckily, my partner is a very good baker and he can be persuaded to make bread, especially in the winter.

kiwiknitter's picture

I, too , bake all my bread. I am a big fan of R Bertinet and his method. It was a happy day when I biffed our electric breadmaker in the rubbish tip.

Good luck with this project. The world needs more handmade & homemade things - like socks and bread!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly