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bodger

Bakers and Bakeries?

Bread is a commodity that many of us take for granted but there are people all over the world who make their living by being bakers and running bakeries but yesterday, I came across this website. It was something of an eye opener. I've begun to look at bread in a slightly different light.
The courses on offer and just about everything else appear hellishly expensive but having read what they have to say, it would seem that there's a call for this sort of thing and that  people are prepared to stump up the money.  

http://breadmatters.com/index.php?route=common/home

Its interesting stuff, that's both bread and the website and having perused it, I'm tempted to send for a copy of this book 'Bread Matters'  

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet...esults?sts=t&tn=bread+matters
welshboy

My OH being Thai was brought up in a world where bread was rare and rice rules. I had a craving for oven stuff after a while and bought a small table top oven for roasting.
OH being curious asked what else it would do- I said baking bread and cookies -she said how ?
To the rescue comes youtube and pretty soon she was baking cookies and pizza bases . This then developed into a steady flow of output which she sold to her friends.   I did a costing and told her it was not worth it- her reply was enlightning  "what price happiness"
There is no logical answer to that.
It is not all about money !
bodger

So true, that's why we're usually skint.
welshboy

Part of tonights batch  - yummy
British Red

Many things defy money. It is probably cheaper to buy supermarket plastic sliced loaves than to home bake. But who wants to eat them?
Rena

British Red wrote:
Many things defy money. It is probably cheaper to buy supermarket plastic sliced loaves than to home bake. But who wants to eat them?


Exactly
sod

Rena wrote:
British Red wrote:
Many things defy money. It is probably cheaper to buy supermarket plastic sliced loaves than to home bake. But who wants to eat them?


Exactly


Agree We grow pumpkins to give away for same reason.
British Red

I only kept back 20 pumpkin seeds this year. They have all germinated....and no-one wants the plants :(

They are bit vigorous though!
Toddy

I grew one once….in the greenhouse. We called it Audrey  
I grew nowt else in there that year, and was actually relieved when Autumn came, I took the fruits and the plant succumbed to grey mould.
I sterilised the greenhouse with Jeyes Fluid. Never, ever again. It took months for 'eau de public loo' to dissipate.

The pumpkins were fun, but too blooming big.

M
sod

Have vision of pumpkin taking over green house

Yes they do take up a lot of ground, we have about 1/4 acre holding paddock for them.

I'm not much good at bread and biscuit making all I can do is scones in the coal range
welshboy

Saw this and had to share it lol -a lot depends on your perspective


sod

   
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