Saturday Cafe

LoveBread has joined forces with youth organisation #iwill, to open an inspirational pay-as-you-feel  cafe run by young people.
The café opens again on 15th September 2018 with extended opening hours from 9.30 – 1.30, serving a range of homemade brunch items including pancakes and blondies.

The Saturday Café  is held at LoveBread community bakery, No7 Martin St, Brighouse  and is open every Saturday

The café is run by a team of 25 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 and I Will project for funding.

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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

 Real Bread: Basics
Sunday 23rd September
Sunday 18th November
10am – 3pm

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 in a friendly and supportive setting.

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:  £85 (inc booking fee)  Book online (Sep) or Book online (Nov)

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 Brighouse Baker Boys 3
Mon 1st Oct for  5 weeks; 6pm – 8pm

Through funding from Tesco ’Bags of Help’ scheme, LoveBread are pleased to be running our 3rd round of Brighouse Baker Boys.

Taking place on Monday evenings in our community kitchen in Martin Street, our male bakers and volunteers will run free workshops for men (and boys aged 11 and over) to learn how to bake different breads over 5 sessions. It is open to individuals, sons, fathers and grandfathers, friends and colleagues.
The common link will be a social event for boys and men to meet with a real purpose. Brighouse Baker Boys will provide time and space for boys and men to develop bread making skills and improve health and wellbeing.

The course will run for five consecutive weeks

Monday 1st Oct 6pm – 8pm until Mon 29th Oct.

There is a £10 deposit required, refunded at the successful completion and full attendance of the course.

Reserve your place here: refundable deposit

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Real Bread: Fruit, Seeds and Nuts
Sunday  7th October
10am – 3pm

One of our most frequently asked question is: What if I want to add a filling or flavour to my bread?

So if you want to make your own great bread using a range of fillings and flavours, using slow fermentation methods and traditional techniques, we’ve designed this day just for you.

We will show you how to work with filled doughs, shape different styles and work with a combination of great ingredients. Suitable for beginners upwards.

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

Cost: £85   Please email to book.

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Breadmaking in a Day
Wednesday 17th October 10am – 2pm
Friday 30th November     10am – 2pm

Our popular Breadmaking in a Day class comprises two contrasting bread recipes – one savoury and one sweet – and you will spend the day baking both from scratch. Breads will vary depending on the season.

We run this as a small and friendly weekday class – with time for questions & discussion as well as a really hands-on experience. Leave with a bag of great bread and the confidence to carry on baking.

All ingredients and refreshments provided, including a light lunch.

Cost: £55 (inc booking fee)   Book Online (Oct) or please email to book. (Nov)

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Flour Power! Family breadmaking for children with SEND
Fri 19th Oct
4pm – 6pm

Flour Power! is for disabled young people aged 8 to 18 years who, through the appropriate delivery of breadmaking sessions, will have the opportunity to participate in our baking classes. We will make and bake 2 fantastic breads to take away.

We ask that a family member accompanies their child on their first session – although families are always welcome to stay and join in. We will then work together to review any particular changes or adaptations for any future events.

Please note that LoveBread at No7 Martin St does not have wheelchair access. However, we will be running fully accessible classes at Ravenscliffe School during the Autumn: dates to be confirmed.

Cost:  £13 Please email to book.

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Real Bread: Introduction to Sourdough
Sun 21st October 10am – 2pm

Sourdough bread gives you a delicious crust & crumb with benefits for health. We’re delighted to offer this introductory workshop where we will guide you through sourdough breadmaking.

We know people have such varied experiences with sourdough and lots of questions, so on this day you will cover:

– making your own sourdough starter to take away
– flours, fillings and feeding a starter
– mixing, kneading, shaping and baking sourdough loaves
– routines, timings, tips and tricks to fit sourdough into your life

Included in the course is a proving basket and scraper.

Please note that due to the nature of sourdough baking, we will cover each element separately.

Course includes all ingredients and light lunch.

Cost: £85 (inc booking fee)   Book Online

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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.