Bread Making Workshop

  • June 1, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Directions: Turn on to Don River Blvd. from Sheppard. Make your first right and into the Earl Bales Park parking lot (just to park) and then walk to the end of Don River Blvd. We'll be just inside the park on the left-hand side. On the map the letter 'A' will be where to park and the letter 'B' is where the event will be held.

TTC Information: Westbound: Travel to Sheppard Station. Go West to Don River Blvd. It's just before Bathurst Street. If there isn't a stop at Don River Blvd. then exit at Bathurst and walk east. You'll need to cross the street and get on the south side of Sheppard. See additional instructions below. Eastbound: From Sheppard Avenue travel east until the first stop after Bathurst street. The TTC stop number is 7272. See additional instructions below.

Once you've reached Don River Blvd. follow it to the very end. It's about a 20 minute walk. Ignore the park and signs for Earle Bales on your right. Keep going until you reach the entrance to West Don Parklands (past the residences). Enter the park and we'll be in the first clearing on your left.

This event is going to be all about making various breads. We’re literally going to grind grains and rice and make various types of breads from scratch. There will be some gluten-free varieties and you are encouraged to bring out your own grains if you wish to have them ground up and any other ingredients for your own bread making. There will be a few different stoves (Stovetec, Coleman) and we’ll also experiment over an open fire with a Dutch stove. We’ll also make some bannock on sticks over the fire.

A very basic bread recipe includes flour, salt sugar and water. We’ll experiment with additional ingredients like honey, raisins and seeds as well. In a scenario where yeast isn’t abundant or available then these types of breads will likely be somewhat similar to what you’ll be eating.

There will be plenty of food to go around at this event! From bannock to roti we'll experiment with various bread types.

Assist and learn the process, maintain the fire or simply show up for some fresh bread!

Fresh spring water will be available for everyone’s use. If you plan on participating you don’t need anything but if you could bring a cutting board then that would be great.

This event will be hosted by, Che, Organizer of The Ontario Prepper Survival Network.

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  • Patrick

    Yes, thank you Che and Sue. Warmest regards, Patrick the bannock baker. ha ha

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Sue

    Simple Corn Bread recipe (no yeast, quick bread)
    -with options

    1 cup flour (gluten-free mix if desired)
    1 cup cornmeal
    4 tsp baking powder
    3/4 tsp salt
    1/4 cup shortening (not butter) or oil (use less flour if using shortening, and a full 1 cup of flour if using oil)
    1/4 maple syrup or honey
    2 large eggs
    1 cup milk or almond milk
    Options: Use organic cornmeal to avoid GMO's. Add corn niblets for variety.

    Heat oven / fire / solar oven to 425 C.
    Mix dry ingredients together.
    Cut in the shortening (if using it) & mix until moist & crumbly.
    Mix wet ingredients together in another bowl.
    Add wet mix to dry mix and stir until everything is just combined.
    Pour into 9x9 square pan or whatever you have.
    Bake for 20-25 min or until toothpick comes out clean.

    Obviously not a 'survival bread' with all the ingredients, but a nice option for camping or outdoor cooking, or Sunday brunch before the SHTF.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    heres the amazing gluten free book i was speaking about. the basic bread using the 4flour mix was quite good for gf bread. the library has copies.

    1 · June 1, 2013

    • Sue

      Kylie I do have that book! Didn't realize it when you were talking about it. I'll give her flour mix a try. The Boston Bean Bread on pg 66 is a favorite around here.

      June 2, 2013

  • Sue

    Thanks for the hands-on and informative meet today Che. We really appreciate that you held it, and did a great job, even though you were under the weather. And grinding whole grains put a whole new spin on "making bread from scratch".

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Colleen

    Thanks Che & Sue for all your work in preparation for this meetup! It was alot of fun creating & baking a variety of breads and nice to know what we can whip up in a pinch will also taste delicious!

    June 1, 2013

  • Simon

    Fun to meet you all and learn some bread tricks!

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    taking me a lot longer to get there than i thought...

    June 1, 2013

  • Patrick

    Will this event take place if there's rain? 60% chance forecast for June 1. Thanks.

    June 1, 2013

    • Che

      I'll be down there either way making bread. Less then 1mm of rain expected all morning and should clear up by 12...

      June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really looking forward to this!! First survival meetup, and hoping to make it to a lot more. Meet you all there!

    1 · May 30, 2013

    • Colleen

      I look forward to meeting you!

      May 30, 2013

  • Anne L.

    Wonderful! Now, can i get to this place by bus? I don't drive.

    May 21, 2013

    • Colleen

      TTC Information: Travel to Sheppard Station. Board the 196B York University Rocket and travel to Bathurst. Walk south to 4169 Bathurst. Or take the Bathurst 160 bus from Wilson station, take the Bathurst 7 bus from Bathurst station.

      May 21, 2013

    • Anne L.

      ok, will try to get there somehow. Thanks!

      1 · May 22, 2013

  • Paul

    i was successful making whole wheat sourdough bread using natural yeasts, so i recommend the exercise to anyone

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • jan

    Will be in the Scarb. East/North, anyone avail. For a ride? I would like to attend. Thank you.

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you have a recipe for egg bread (challah)?

    May 21, 2013

  • Paul b.

    Looking forward to learning

    May 20, 2013

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