let them eat (home-baked) bread

February is bread baking month!  The MFP classes are up and running again, and we have a month full of carbs for those ready to learn to bake your own.  With local and PNW flour available from various sources, now’s the time to let other people eat cake.  To sign up for a class or learn about other future classes, call 682-4246 or 682-7318; a full schedule of classes and registration forms for spring is available on the OSU Extension – Lane County website.  I’ll be volunteering at and taking these classes from local experts, to play with my Christmas present, pictured above.

Word on the street is that Nellie Oehler, former long-time head of the MFP program and everyone’s favorite teacher, will be teaching the Bread Baking Basics class.  Our wonderful baker and teacher Laura Hindrichs (above), whom you may have seen manning the Eugene Farmer’s Market MFP sample booth this summer or teaching one of the many classes last year, will be teaching the others at Food For Lane County.

Did anyone take Laura’s Flatbreads or Artisan classes last year?  I was only able to stay a short while to take some pictures, but the classes looked fabulous.  Let me know if they were!

Bread Baking Basics

  • Saturday, February 13, 2010, from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • OSU Extension Service Auditorium, 950 W 13th Ave., Eugene
  • Yum, the taste and smell of homemade bread! Come learn the basics of working with yeast breads. Find out how to make a variety of products using a basic yeast bread recipe as your starting point.
  • Cost: $30, includes lunch, bread to take home and recipes.

Bread Baking: Flatbreads

  • Saturday, February 20, 2010, from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • FOOD for Lane County, 770 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene
  • Learn to make various flatbreads like pizza, Turkish, bread sticks, sfincione, crackers and Sardinian music paper bread.
  • Cost: $30, includes lunch, bread to take home and samples.

Bread Baking: Simple & Artisan

  • Friday, Feb 26, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb 27, 9:30 – 2:30 pm.
  • FOOD for Lane County, 770 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene
  • Learn to bake delicious bread using a variety of techniques and equipment. Breads include: Ciabatta, white sandwich, whole wheat, German rye, no knead boulé and cloud rolls.
  • Cost:  $35, includes lunch on Saturday, bread to take home and recipes. This is a two-part class. Participants should plan on attending both classes.

2 thoughts on “let them eat (home-baked) bread

  1. sj 12 January 2010 / 8:57 am

    What a lovely xmas present! My jealousy really knows no bounds. I will be watching attentively to see how the baking endeavors go!


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