Going back to the 'staff of life'.


The Gift of Bread Sourdough School operates six days a week with hands on classes teaching people how to make wonderful bread, quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.
We provide classes for a nominal £50.00  in Somerset. You go home with four loaves and starter.
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! It also saves you money.

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Sourdough Cakes As Well

We demonstrate making sourdough cakes from left over starter
with NO ADDED SUGAR. Everyone agrees they are delicious. See the video below for great suitability with diabetics.
Watch our Sourdough Cake making video below.

Sourdough bread made in class
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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, bread for the gluten intolerant. Even Coeliacs (I am one) can generally thrive on this bread.
• And… we want to
help with the household budget!
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Hands On 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.

We run classes constantly.
Please email us for availability

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What the gift of bread teaches…

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

EASY to make

Regardless of how good the bread tastes, how 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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GREAT for dieting

Is sourdough bread fattening?
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.

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We show you how to make Sourdough FRESH PASTA

From mixing the dough, fermenting, rolling and cutting to strips or shapes
– From cheesy bakes to filled ravioli with delicate sauces, we do it all in our new Fresh Pasta Class.
The unanimous decision is our fully fermented sourdough stone ground pasta is delicious.
And… it has ALL the same benefits as our sourdough bread.

If you are making sourdough bread and are committed to maintaining a starter, it makes sense to use your starter for cakes, biscuits and PASTA as well.

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more information

A Bread For Diabetics and low carbohydrate diets

The bread we teach you how to make is naturally low in carbohydrates. It is particularly suitable for diabetics and also other diets that need some gentle treatment for your digestion. The stoneground flour has a slow release, and we use sprouted grain flour as well, ensuring a low carbohydrate level, even for those on a ketogenic diet. It is beneficial for weight loss. All this and at the same time producing a fabulous tasting bread that is very practical to make.

Sourdough Cake From Leftover Starter – Video

A quick run through demonstrating making two cakes with leftover starter. These cakes have all the health benefits of our bread and are very quick and easy to make

Are you ready to start baking real bread?

Use the contact form below for our hands on classes in the UK.
Classes are £50.00 per person for bookings after January. Each person leaves with four loaves of sourdough bread. (One baked on the day and three more to do at home.)

Donate to The Gift of Bread

Your donation: If you attended one of our classes, you probably came to take more control over what you eat and appreciate the many benefits of healthy real sourdough bread.
Here is an opportunity to help the next person.

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The hands on class in Somerset.

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