Ancient Grains: Baker's Workshop
Wheat is king in the bread baking world, but it hasn’t always been that way. Ancient cultures made their breads from highly nutritious grains such as amaranth, teff, barley, rye, and quinoa, as well as the ancient strains of wheat: spelt, emmer and kamut. This course offers the opportunity to learn about the history and nutritional value of these grains and pseudo-grains, and bake loaves with the added nutrition and flavor these grains offer. Students will also learn how to use soakers and pre-ferments as methods to extract the maximum nutrition and flavor from the grains. We will be baking our loaves in North House Folk School’s wood-fired oven. Students will go home with loaves of bread, recipes, and the knowledge to bake these breads in a home oven.