Firing the oven!

It’s hard to believe, but we have finally fired our wood-burning bakery oven up at Elpha Green in Sparty Lea!  There are a total of 6 curing firings (using wood at 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 and finally 18 kilos) until the oven has settled in, and we can begin to practise our baking.

We’re aiming for our first practise bake on Tuesday the 22nd of May, and meanwhile the whole bakery kitchen is coming together too, so our production of real home-baked bread will commence shortly thereafter.  It’s all very exciting indeed!

Although we’re about 2 weeks off schedule now, thanks to all that deluge of rain at the end of April, we’re pretty confident that we shall be able to offer our first breadmaking course in the Elpha Green bakery on Tuesday the 19th of June.  That will be our hugely popular Breadmaking for Beginners course.  Please contact Carrie immediately on 01434 618879 to book your place.