#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

BREADMAKING CLASSES with LoveBread:

Real Bread: An afternoon of breadmaking
Saturday 21st April. (sold out)
12pm – 4pm

What better way to spend an afternoon than learning to make two terrific and tasty breads.

Start with an oats, spelt & honey loaf followed by traditional English muffins – all made with organic flours and using traditional methods. Find out more about different flours, recipes and techniques.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Light refreshments included.

Cost: £50  Book Online

Real Bread: Basic Breadmaking
10am – 3pm
Sunday 13th May (1 place available)
Sunday 24th June

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 for 13th May
Book Online for 24th June

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Breadmaking in a Day, 10am-2pm,
Wed 9th May: Chilli cheese & onion bread and brioche twists
Wed 20th June: Walnut malted bread and sultana & honey loaf.

Join us on one of our weekday breadmaking sessions. Learn about organic flours, kneading and shaping techniques, enriched doughs and using pre-ferments in bread.

Make a savoury and sweet loaf using a range of ingredients.

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

Cost: £50
Book Online for 13th May
Book Online for 20th June

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Real Bread: Introduction to Sourdough
Sun 15th July: 10am – 3pm

Sourdough bread gives you great crust, crumb and flavour plus benefits for health.

We will guide you through:
– making your own starter and feeding it
– flours and fillings
– shaping and baking
– plenty of tips and tricks

Includes proving basket, scraper and bag of organic spelt

Cost:  £85  Book online

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Real Bread: Filled and Flavoured
Sun 5th August
10am – 3pm

Want to make your own bread using a range of fillings and flavours, using slow fermentation methods and traditional techniques. 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: £80 Book Online

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WORKSHOPS BY LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS:

Baking for gluten free and wheat free diets with Georgia Mack from The Plot Café
10am – 3pm
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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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Sauer- Power (Lacto-Fermentation with Plenty)
Monday  23rd April    1pm – 3pm

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Fermentation is the transformation of food by various micro-organisms to make it more digestible, more delicious and to preserve it.  Surprisingly an estimated one third of all food eaten by humans worldwide is fermented. Fermentation techniques have been used for centuries in most cultures to make a wide range of traditional products.  This session will focus on lacto-fermentation, which harnesses lactic acid forming bacteria to make a range of pickles and ferments.

We will taste and make sauerkrauts, kimchi, fermented sauces.  Snacks, drinks and ingredients included.

Plenty was launched in 2015 to address the issue of food waste and surplus produce at St James Wholesale Market in Bradford (www.plentyatthesquare.co.uk).  We are committed to waste free, local and seasonal food which makes the best of what we have. We now run our vegetarian/vegan café, offer catering, make preserves and run a produce exchange.

Cost: £35    Book Online

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Probiotic Drinks with Plenty (kombucha, kefir, kvass, ginger beer)
Saturday 19th May
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Join us for a relaxed session of tasting and making delicious, naturally fermented drinks.  These v.low/no alcohol, tonic beverages harness natural yeasts and bacteria to make effervescent drinks, rich in probiotics. We will explore a range of techniques, some of which use starter cultures – kombucha, kefir, kvass, ginger beer.    Come along and discover the fascinating and ancient art of fermentation.

Snacks, drinks and ingredients included.

Plenty was launched in 2015 to address the issue of food waste and surplus produce at St James Wholesale Market in Bradford (www.plentyatthesquare.co.uk).  We are committed to waste free, local and seasonal food which makes the best of what we have. We now run our vegetarian/vegan café, offer catering, make preserves and run a produce exchange.

Cost: £35  Book Online

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Pork Pies & Piccalilli
11am  – 2.30pm
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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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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.