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Introduction to Whole Grain Baking

  • Eden Hall Campus, Lodge Kitchen 6035 Ridge Road Gibsonia, PA, 15044 United States (map)

If you're interested in learning how to bake bread with locally grown whole grains, this class is for you! This workshop will cover the fundamentals of baking with different types of whole grain flour, including basic mixing, shaping, and scoring techniques. Learn about the benefits of whole grains and how to adapt recipes to use whole grains, and learn where to source local grains in the Pittsburgh area! The workshop will be followed by a tasting.

Fee: $50

10% discount for all Chatham University alumni!


Instructor: Lori Sands

Baker Lori Sands has been baking, sharing and selling breads since 1981, when she made her first loaf of 'white sandwich bread' from a recipe in Joy of Cooking. The amazing alchemy of flour, water, salt and yeast became an ongoing obsession, culminating in serious study and training with renowned bakersStefan Senders of Wide Awake Bakery in Trumansburg NY, Jeffrey Hamelman of King Arthur Flour in VT, andCecile Piot of Pain, Partage et Fantaisie in Mantes-la-Jolie, France.

Lori now owns Going with the Grain Bakery in Harrisville, PA, and at her bakery they know that you care about where your bread comes from, who grew the flour, and how your bread was made. The small batch, long-fermented bakes ensure the highest quality and flavor. Local flours and grains contribute fresher flavors and aromas and also retain more nutritionin each loaf.

Simple ingredients+

hand crafted techniques =

Real Bread.

Earlier Event: May 19
Introduction to Indian Breads
Later Event: June 2
Butchering 101: The Whole Bird