Learn to make bread at the Health Park Café


George and Pat

Community reporter George Hassan with Pat Chant from the Bread Cafe who says doing a breadmaking course has ‘changed his life’.

By Community Reporter George Hassan

Would-be bakers can learn breadmaking skills at a free workshop at Knowle West Health Park this month – even if they have never kneaded dough in their life.

The Bread Café is running the workshops at Whisk on November 16 and 23 for anyone who wants to get involved.  And they have proved so popular they are nearly full.

Even if you don’t know one loaf from another – you can learn to knead, shape and bake two types of bread – a basic bloomer and soda bread.

James Newman (34) who runs the Bread Café says: ”We are hoping local people learn the joy of baking. We are looking at ways to engage people in the future and there is the possibility of evening classes if we have a lot of volunteers who want to learn more.”

Colleague Pat Chant (54) used to suffer from ill health but says doing a breadmaking course and now being part of the group has really helped – even with the six o’clock starts.

He says: “It’s something positive that I like doing. This course has made me feel a lot better, I would recommend others to do it.”

The Bread Café makes and sells a range of loaves and buns from foccaccia to cheese and onion rolls bread every Thursday at the Health Park.

The breadmaking courses will be held Saturday 16 and 23 November at Whisk café from 10am -1pm. Anyone interested should contact James Newman on 07824 806 836.