#iwill Come For Tea Every Saturday!

LoveBread has joined forces with youth organisation #iwill, to open an inspirational pay-as-you-feel  cafe run by young people

The Saturday Morning Café Club at the LoveBread community bakery, No7 Martin St, Brighouse is open every Saturday morning between 10am and 12pm.

The café is run by a team of 15 young volunteers, aged between 10 and 20, who bake a range of sweet and savoury snacks, serve great tea and coffee and provide a friendly environment for local people and groups to meet. The café is pay-as-you-feel with every penny of the donations going to a charity chosen by the team.

#iwill work with young people across the UK as young as 10, to do inspirational things in their communities to help others.

Over 700 organisations, including LoveBread have pledged #iwill, to encourage young people across the UK to take part in social action.

Working with business, education and voluntary sector partners, the #iwill campaign aims to ensure that all young people can access social action opportunities, whatever their background, as involvement in social action strengthens communities and enhances the skills of young participants.

Charlotte Hill, CEO of Step Up To Serve, the charity which coordinates the #iwill campaign says: “We are delighted that LoveBread has pledged to support our work.’

We are very grateful to Community Foundation for Calderdale for funding this project.

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Brighouse 1940s Weekend 2017

Join us on 3rd and 4th June at Brighouse’s fabulous 1940s weekend.

We’ll be baking our bread in the traditional way, and bringing it down to the stall throughout the each morning. You’ll have to be quick though if you want it warm from the oven…..

 

Workshops

Christmas Crumbs, 10am – 3pm, Sunday 10th December

What better way to feel festive than baking your own Christmas breads.

On this special workshop, we will make cranberry & orange loaf and rolls as well as an enriched date & walnut loaf. We will also bake some filled festive bread shots. Suitable for all breadmaking levels.

Enjoy a light lunch of breads, cheeses, chutneys plus cakes and biscuits baked by our volunteers.

Cost: £75  Book Online

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Ready Steady Bake – open kitchen, 9.30am – 12noon,
Friday 15th Dec or Friday  19th January

This monthly session is open to anyone who has attended one of our previous classes.
Booking is essential to ensure that we can provide everyone with what they need.
Please bring an apron and something to carry your dough and/or bread home in.

Cost: £10  Book Online

Breadmaking in a Day, 10am-2pm,
Thu 18th Jan, Fri 9th February or Fri 9th March

Join us on one of our weekday breadmaking sessions.

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Chilli cheese and onion bread

Learn about organic flours, kneading and shaping techniques, enriched doughs and using pre-ferments in bread.

This is the only workshop we run where you can make our bestselling chilli, cheese and onion loaf (chilli optional!). Add to that a batch of cardamom brioche buns and you have two delicious breads to take home.

Suitable for all experience levels. All ingredients, light lunch and refreshments included.

Cost: £50    Book Online

 

Junior Festive Bake Club: 10.30am-12.30pm, Sat 16th December (sold out)

We’re delighted to welcome back Hannah from Beygi’s Bespoke Bakes for another of her fantastic baking classes. This time with a focus on festive baking.

Suitable for children aged 5 – 16. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Aprons and refreshments provided.

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Cost: £15  Book Online

Festive Family Breadmaking, 11am – 2pm, Sun 17th December (sold out)

Join us at one of our festive breadmaking sessions – suitable for all the family. We will be baking spiced fruit buns and a beautiful savoury wreath.

Tickets are for one child place but we encourage adults to stay and join in for this workshop.( Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult – if you have more than one child under 8 they are welcome to share one place)

Festive refreshments and crafts included.

Cost: £20  Book Online

 Junior Bread Club: Winter Breadmaking, 10.30am – 12.30pm,
Fri 5th Jan (sold out)
Sat 6th Jan (sold out)
Sun 7th Jan (sold out)

Join us on one of our Junior Bread Clubs, our winter bakes will be pizza pinwheels and plaits. All ages welcome: please note that children under 8 must be supervised by an adult.

Aprons and refreshments provided.

Cost: £12.50  Book Online

 

Real Bread: Basic Breadmaking, 10am – 3pm, Sunday 21st January (sold out)

This is a great introduction to the basics of breadmaking. Learn about selecting ingredients and our sponge and dough method as well as hands-on kneading, shaping and baking. Always a popular workshop, we aim to inspire and improve your breadmaking skills.

Feel confident to try again at home after making our overnight white and brown loaves and rolls plus a delicious Italian focaccia.

Light lunch and refreshments provided.

Cost: £70  Book Online

Pork Pies & Piccalilli:  11am – 2.30pm, Sun 28th January

Join Jacqui of Penistone Pies & Puddings to for this introduction to one of the all time British classics – the pork pie!

Not only will she show you how to make the unique hot water crust pastry but she will also instruct you how to create a meat filling fit for a king. As well as catering for traditional pork pie lovers, Jacqui will reveal how to customise your pies to introduce different cuts, types of meat and additional ingredients to give them your own distinctive flavor. Jacqui will also demonstrate how to produce your own gourmet crunchy farmhouse piccalilli to serve as the perfect accompaniment to this classic pie. On completion of the course you will take away your own two pork pies created by you to share with friends and family and a jar of Jacqui’s fabulous crunchy pork pie piccalilli.

We provide everything you need for the workshop, all you need to bring is an apron and a bag to carry your goodies home. Courses include refreshments,a light lunch and all ingredients.

Cost: £75 Book Online

 

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Real Bread: Fruit, Seeds and Nuts, 10am – 3pm, Sun 4th February

Add a little something into your handmade loaves.

We will show you how to work with filled doughs, shape different styles and work with a combination of great ingredients. Breads may include:

– Sultana and honey loaf
– Seeded wholemeal rolls
– Walnut malthouse loaf

Cost: £80  Book Online

Baking for gluten free and wheat free diets with Georgia Mack from The Plot Café
10am – 3pm, Sunday 11th February

Want to bake for someone who needs gluten free or wheat free? This all day course will offer practical ideas and tips for baking tasty treats. You will be guided through recipes including cakes, flatbreads and pastry to help you feel more confident cooking for friends and family with dietary needs.

Please note: the course takes place in a kitchen where gluten and wheat flours are regularly used so is not recommended for anyone with very sensitive allergies and any products made as part of the course are likely to contain traces of gluten and wheat. This course is designed for those wanting to bake at home for specialist diets – we would like to know when you book what dietary requirements you have or are baking for so we can make sure all recipes are appropriate. All recipes will be vegetarian and can be vegan if required – if there are any further dietary needs we will do our very best to meet them.

Cost: £90  Book Online

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Real Bread: Basic Breadmaking, 10am – 3pm, Sunday 4th March

This is a great introduction to the basics of breadmaking. Learn about selecting ingredients and our sponge and dough method as well as hands-on kneading, shaping and baking. Always a popular workshop, we aim to inspire and improve your skills.

Feel confident to try again at home after making our overnight white and brown loaves and rolls plus a delicious Italian focaccia.

Light lunch and refreshments provided.

Cost: £70  Book Online

Brighouse Spring Market

We will be at the Brighouse Spring Market on 29th and 30th April.
 
On Saturday, find us on Commercial St with a stall full of warm bread, including sourdoughs and flavoured focaccias.
 
On Sunday the Tour de Yorkshire whizzes through Brighouse. Come to the stall to buy flour and breadmaking equipment, plus the chance to enter our competition linked to a very special bike. We will also be sharing a special discount code for our breadmaking classes.

May Bank Holiday Closure

Please note that, due to essential maintenance work, the bakery will be closed from Tues 3rd May to Thurs 5th May.
 
We will be open and baking once more, on Friday 6th May.

New Year, New Ideas….Why Not Join The Halifax Food Assembly

We’re part of Halifax’s Food Assembly. Join and you can order from your local food producers. Currently the range on offer includes meat, dairy, vegetables, ready meals and obviously our fabulous freshly baked bread.

It’s free to join, and is open for order collections every Wednesday 4 – 6pm where not only can you collect your order, but you have the opportunity to meet all the producers in person.

For further details on how you can take part can be found on the Food Assembly website.

Learn to Bake SourDough Breads

Sourdough Basics

We’re offering a new workshop in the New Year. On this workshop, we aim to introduce you to using sourdough (natural leaven) in breadmaking.

You will begin your own starter, refresh and take away some of ours, create a sourdough pizza for lunch. Recipes, kneading, shaping and baking also covered in detail. You will take home recipes, dough and bread.

Due to the nature of sourdough bread, we will work at all the different stages but will not bake a loaf from start to finish as this is a lengthy process!

Cost: £75 (includes lunch) Bookable online, Sunday 19 February (Fully Booked) or Sunday 19 March

Volunteering Opportunity

One of the best and most important elements of LoveBread is our fabulous team of volunteers. From early starts in the bakery, to delivering the freshly bread to our outlets, we have a great team.

We are super busy at the moment, and have some new volunteering opportunities available.

We are looking for people who can volunteer regularly, one or more mornings each week. Starting between 9am and 9.30am you would arrive after the baking is done, but in time to help with the increasing preparation workload for the next bake shift. This typically involves weighing out the bread mixes, assisting with the shaping of the sourdough breads, as well as other general kitchen duties.

If you, or someone you know might be interested in joining in with our community based team, please get in touch for more information. You can contact us via email on baker@lovebread.org.uk or via our Facebook page.

October Half Term – Junior Bread Club Returns

Looking forward to meeting our new young bakers this October half term.

With a Halloween theme, we’re offering the younger members of our baking community the chance to learn to bake some spooktacular breads….We have places available still on the Saturday 29 October course. Book online here

Check out our facebook page, twitter feed and website for updates, including pictures of how they got on, and what they made.

Halifax Food Assembly – buy from local food producers

We’re now part of Halifax’s Food Assembly. Join and you can order from your local food producers. Currently the range on offer includes meat, dairy, vegetables, ready meals and obviously our fabulous freshly baked bread.

It’s free to join, and is open for order collections every Wednesday 4 – 6pm where not only can you collect your order, but you have the opportunity to meet all the producers in person.

For further details on how you can take part can be found on the Food Assembly website.