The Gift of Bread is a full time Sourdough School operating six days a week teaching people how to make wonderful bread, quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.
We operate as a charity providing free classes for those that can visit us in Somerset. We have video tutorials for the rest of the world.
In the past, bread was a real food. Ask any Roman soldier. He marched on it all day long.
The 'staff of life' also had real health benefits, it was filled with nutrition and is very easy to digest. It was also very practical to make. Everyone made it.
This is the bread we show you how to make!
Our experience will guide you through the process
of making sourdough bread (and cakes) with a very uncomplicated, straightforward traditional method producing fantastic results.
What we do and teach in every class
Regardles of how good the bread tastes, how it is so easy on the system to digest and whatever health benefits it has, if it is not practical and easy to make… people will not make it!Time is precious. We teach a method that lets the sourdough microbiota do all the work for you. Less than six minutes hands on time produces three loaves of stunning bread. And… no kneading.
We have a detailed page on the extensive health benefits of wholegrain long fermented sourdough bread. You would not expect 'bread' to be more beneficial for you than fresh fruit and vegetables – research papers say 'yes'. Have a look at the academic papers we provide.
People tell us over and over how filling this bread is. It keeps them totally satisfied, preventing the need to snack between meals. Additionaly, research shows that you will lose weight eating this bread. The fermenting action of the sourdough microbiota extracts all the nutrition from the wholegrain wheat producing an ultra digestible and nourishing meal. You can live on this bread. It was always described as the Staff of Life!
We live in chaotic times with more to come. If it is not financial meltdowns, (2008) then it is world wide pandemics. Don't forget the effects of global warming creeping up on us.
It really is sensible to be able to be somewhat food independent. How to make a substantial healthy food – on a budget – that you can live on should be a priority of younger people. We are doing our best to show them how.
Jump to video reviews from former class attendees. See what they say.
Our tutorial uses the flip page magazine format with videos in place of images. This gives the basic instructions in both written format and videos. Additional links provide for downloading documents and articles to print for yourself.