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Pain Quotidien (Daily Bread)

December 2, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

You don’t need to attend pastry school or own any fancy (or expensive!) equipment to make decent bread that you and your family will love. In fact, you don’t even need a recipe! All you need is four ingredients (flour, water, salt and yeast), a little patience and a bit of practice. In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to make everyday bread from scratch, and leave armed with the knowledge and confidence to experiment and explore other types of bread on your own!
Imagine being able to make beautiful, homemade loaf of bread all by yourself.  You will leave with the confidence to make bread over and over again at the fraction of the cost to purchase it.

You want to take this class because:

  1. Learning a new skill is empowering and baking bread is something you’ve always wanted to learn about.
  2. You want to know what ingredients are going into your food.
  3. You learn best through workshops where you’re able to meet new and engaging people in your community.

In this class you will learn what ingredients to use, how to mix and develop dough by hand, how to knead, stretch and fold the dough to get the perfect baking consistency.  We’ll also cover when and for how long to let the dough relax, how to shape the dough and finally how to bake the perfect loaf.




You’ll get:

  • The opportunity to practice making a fresh loaf of bread under the guidance of a professional bread baker. That way you can take home your newly acquired multigrain bread baking skills, and know that you can do it again by yourself.
  • Recipe: We’ll give you the recipe from Elora Bread Trading Co for you to use it again and again.
  • A fresh loaf of bread to share with your friends and family.

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Calantha Elsby learned to love bread first by making it. She believes that bread should never be an afterthought, and is determined to show people just how easy making great-tasting bread can be.

After a couple of stints in bakeries in Kingston, ON, she moved to Elora where she met Sonia Cheng while volunteering at Elora’s wood-fired community oven. Two months later they launched the Elora Bread Trading Co., a small-scale sourdough bread company selling out of the Elora Farmers’ Market.

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Cost: Donation Based Course: A $10 deposit holds your spot.
Based on the value of your experience after the workshop, you will have the opportunity to share your additional donation ($40 value)
Payment Options:
cash or cheque

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December 2, 2012
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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