Going back to the 'staff of life'.


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!

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Coming soon: A comprehensive Video Tutorial so you can make your own sourdough bread!
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Four ladies and the bread they made
Lady with nice loaf of bread made in class
Tow ladies with ten loaves of sourdough bread
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If you go back to the traditional ways of making bread, before the industrial revolution, bread was different, it was a complete food. Allergies were almost unheard of. We show you how to make real bread that virtually everyone can eat.
• First, we want to make
great bread.
• Next, it must be
quick and practical to make.
• As well, it needs to be a universal
bread for everyone. Bread for diabetics, FODMAP diets, bread for the gluten intolerant. Even Coeliacs (I am one) can generally thrive on this bread.
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The process of making sourdough bread is demonstrated and explained very simply. Everyone, young and old, makes great bread .
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Informative Classes

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

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What the gift of bread teaches…

The Amazing features of sourdough, stoneground, wholegrain, long fermented bread

EASY to make

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.

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SUBSTANTIAL and REAL Health Benefits

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.

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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!

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Become More

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.

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Tutorial Update

February 9th 2021.
Here is the format our tutorial will take.
This example is the class notes our attendees receive at our free classes.
A flip page magazine with inserted videos. On pages 14, 18, and 23 are boxes that say 'click to view video'. Click the full screen button for best experience, both for the magazine and the videos.
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Our full tutorial will contain lots and lots more pages of detailed instruction and as many videos as it takes to demonstrate very clearly all the steps we take.
Example: in our Sourdough Starter section, we will have individual sections and videos on making – a starter from scratch. Which flours to use. How to feed the starter. How to make dried starter and reactivate it. Help for troubleshooting and much more.

Are you ready to start baking real bread?

Use the booking form below for our free classes in the UK.
Or, if you are out of reach to Martock, Somerset, UK, we have a very detailed video
tutorial – available from January 2021.
OR… View tutorial info

See what our class 'bakers' say about making this bread

Jump to video reviews from former class attendees. See what they say.

A very detailed VideoTutorial – for those that cannot make it to our free classes

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.

Expected in February

Awesome Features:

  • Practical Design
  • Easy to use
  • For desktop, tablet and phone.
  • Besides actual bread making, the history and health aspects are all covered. AND… much more.
  • Covers all aspects needed for successful bread making.
  • Continual free updates.
  • Very modest price:  £10.00 / $10.00 /€10.00
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