Saturday Cafe

The Saturday Cafe latest:

Join us for our first pop-up evening of food and fun.

Scream Tea! takes place on Thursday Nov 1st, 6pm – 8pm and will be a 3 course meal with a real Halloween twist.
Enjoy petrified pizza, ‘eaten’ mess, blood punch and more.
Fancy dress encouraged!

We are raising money to buy a microwave and blenders so we can expand our cafe range. The evening will run on a donation basis, with suggested donations of £10 for adults and £5 for children.

Reserve your place here

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

 *Please visit our Facebook page for details of our Junior Bread Clubs and other children’s events*


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Festive & Winter Baking Classes

Real Bread: Basics
Sunday 18th November (last few places)
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 (Nov)

Festive Baking with gluten-free flours
Weds 28th November
6pm- 9pm

Alexandra from the Crows Rest Bakehouse in Wakefield will be leading this workshop on non-gluten recipes
http://thecrowsrestbakehouse.co.uk/

  • Panforte – a traditional Italian Christmas bake, this cake is rich in fruit and a solid wedge of dried fruit and nuts, heavy with spice and brought together with delicious molten sugar…
  • GF loaf – a delicious and fluffy loaf of bread that will please anyone that tries it, regardless of them being on a GF diet or not
  • Gingerbread – deliciously spiced dough suitable for a festive spread

*please note all recipes and baking will be GF but that this workshop takes place in a bakery that uses flour and other ingredients containing gluten

Cost:  £110 (inc booking fee & refreshments) Book online

Breadmaking in a Day
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 (Nov)

Christmas Breadmaking
Sun 9th December
11am – 4pm

We are delighted to be collaborating with Alexandra from the Crows Rest Bakehouse in Wakefield, a microbakery making and selling bread without additives or improvers, with organic flours and traditional methods.
http://thecrowsrestbakehouse.co.uk/
Our Christmas workshop – 3 fantastic festive breads using a range of skills, techniques and ingredients.

  • Stollen – homemade tastes best! & if like me you have relatives who don’t like marzipan, you can do one with and one without.
  • Christmas focaccia – a sweet focaccia with hardly any work involved that you can mix in the evening and bring together in 5 minutes in the morning, for an unusual breakfast treat
  • Christmas Soda bread – walnuts and stilton come together in this quick loaf perfect for keeping the relatives happy with a taste of warm bread.

Cost:  £110 (inc booking fee, light lunch & refreshments) Book online
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Baking with gluten-free flours
Wed 12th December
6pm – 9pm

Gluten Free Baking* with Crow’s Rest Bakehouse: Baking with non-gluten flours can be challenging and this hands-on workshop has been designed to leave you with the confidence to make your own bakes and get bread and butter back onto your table. Bakes on the day include loaves, corn-bread & sweet bakes. We will cover:

  • Gluten Free loaf – a delicious and fluffy loaf of bread that will please anyone that tries it, regardless of them being on a GF diet or not.
  • Cornbread – the natural sweetness of corn makes this quick bread a real treat and perfect to pair with soup or a warm stew
  • Scones – make them plain or add some fruit, orange zest or chocolate chips for a special bake.

*please note all recipes and baking will be GF but that this workshop takes place in a bakery that uses flour and other ingredients containing gluten

Cost: £95 (inc booking fee & refreshments). Book online

Italian Bakes and Festive Italian Bakes

Sat 17th Nov and Sun 16th Dec
Due to family circumstances,  these workshops have been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in 2019.

 

2019 Classes

Advanced Sourdough
Sun 20th Jan 2019
11am – 6pm

Advanced Sourdough – A full day (7h) workshop proven to help you develop the skill to master a great variety of sourdough breads.

  • Country Sourdough – Using white & wholemeal wheat together with Rye flours, with little tweaks to this recipe you can make an infinite variety of breads, from seeded to olive loaves.
  • Baguette – yes, you can make crusty baguettes in your domestic oven!
  • Rye bread – the nordic style, 100% rye bread, perfect for open sandwiches.
  • Rolls – no fuss sourdough bread that will get you baking with confidence in no time. Perfect for sandwiches or dips.

Cost: £130 (inc booking fee, light lunch & refreshments). Book online

Real Bread: Basics
Sunday 27th January
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 

Breadmaking in a Day
Wednesday 30th January
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.

Cost: £55 (inc booking fee, light lunch & refreshments)   Book Online 

Pork Pies & Piccalilli
Sun 2nd February
11am – 2.30pm

Join Jacqui of Penistone Pies & Puddings 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.

Cost: £80(inc booking fee, light lunch & refreshments)   Book Online 

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*Please contact with us any questions about health, allergen or dietary issues.

 

 

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.