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The LABB's mission is to further the art of bread baking in Los Angeles. We're a group of dedicated amateur bakers. LABB members will get together to discuss techniques, order ingredients in bulk and work towards the creation of wood fired community bread ovens. If you have ideas for new meetings, a teacher you'd love us to bring to town, or would like to help organize a bread-related party, email the organizers!

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Roe's 100% Whole Wheat Fresh-Milled Sourdough Bread

The King's Roost

This is the class that was the only food/culinary activity included in Los Angeles Magazine's "Best Things To Do in LA in 2018." Woohoo!!! In the 3-hour class, Roe, the owner of The King's Roost in Silverlake, will take you step by step through his own method of making a very basic 100% whole wheat (unsifted, freshly milled) sourdough bread without the use of refined flour in as FEW STEPS AS POSSIBLE. This method requires 15 minutes or less of active working time over the whole process. This is bread on your schedule! In this hands-on class you will get organic non-gmo whole wheat berries that we actually mill in class, and use that to mix the dough, add the starter, feed the starter, and bake (and taste) a loaf that was fermented earlier. We will sample a couple of freshly baked loaves in class (bring your favorite cheese or jam if you want to share!). You will go home with your dough to bake at home, and some of my 45-year old starter and a Kilogram of freshly milled flour to continue your baking adventures with. Click here to purchase a ticket (https://kingsroost.com/upcoming-workshops.html) (class is $95). Light refreshments included. IMPORTANT NOTE ON REGISTRATION: In order to ensure the class is not over-booked, we are managing enrollment through the King's Roost online shop through this link (http://kingsroost.com/class-listing.html). Successfully purchasing your ticket there guarantees your spot. Please be aware that if you click on the RSVP button here on the meetup page, it lets other LABB members know you plan on going, but your space is not held until you've successfully purchased your ticket through The King's Roost class registration page (https://kingsroost.com/upcoming-workshops.html). If the site does not allow you to register, it may be because the class is sold out. If that happens, call the store at[masked] to get on the wait list. What Level is this class? My goal in this class is to provide a baseline level of knowledge for 100% whole wheat bread baking in it's most basic/primitive form without the use of refined flour or store bought yeast (although we do use some neat modern equipment!). It is an ideal class for the beginner and no previous bread baking experience is needed. That said, many experienced bakers who have struggled with 100% whole wheat have taken the class and given me great feedback. Besides learning how to bake 100% whole wheat, we also cover a few things not usually covered in typical baking classes such as grain selection/blending, grain milling equipment and natural starters, as well as ideas for adapting home ovens for bread baking. If you bake a lot of bread but want to start milling your own grains, transition to using a natural starter, or want to use less (or none!) of the refined bread flour, you will definitely get something out of this class. What to bring: a mixing bowl to make your dough and take it home in. A jar to take your starter home in, and an apron if you want. These items are all optional, but will save on single use plastics! Class Reviews: If you want to see what people have said about the class, click here (https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-kings-roost-los-angeles) PARKING I recommend heading up Edgecliff to find street parking. If you go all the way up the hill and still don't find a spot, loop around to Lucile. There is also metered parking on Sunset.

Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Bake at Westchester Community Oven

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church -- Community Bread Oven

Enjoy the fun of preparing and baking your pizzas in a hand-made, earthen, wood-fired oven. Share ideas, pizza shapes, and tasty results. If you like, try your hand with a peel, get your pizza onto the stone hearth, see it brown and bubble up in that 800 degree heat. Everyone in the family can take part. Just bring some pizza dough (BYOD from home or store) and toppings. If you need help, experienced pizza makers will be on hand. Watch your masterpiece cook in the glow from the live fire and then, in less than two minutes, slice and enjoy your pizza. People have gathered around such ovens for thousands of years, and reactions are still enthusiastic. Best pizza ever! What to bring: Pizza dough & toppings. Pre-cooking vegetables is recommended, but not essential. We'll have tools to form your dough and add toppings. Bring something to drink, plus cups & sturdy plates. Watch the weather forecast. Oven will not be fired if rain is probable. Spread the word. Everyone is invited to these free Pizza Bakes and the Bread Baking right after. Donations at the bake are welcome to support the firewood and tool fund.

Bread Bake in Westchester's Outdoor Wood-Fired Community Oven

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church -- Community Bread Oven

Come take part in a monthly bread bake! Our traditional wood-fired oven holds nice temperatures for three or more loads of boules, batards, & baguettes. Particularly nice crumb & crust. Want a deep-colored loaf? Be there for the first loading. Experienced bakers enthuse about the flavor. Each firing has meant an increase in varieties: whole grain sourdough, drunken raisin, habanero & cheese, sourdough rye, seeds & sprouts. Often we end with a baked sweet treat. THIS IS SERIOUS BREAD BAKING! From newcomers to old hands, we are seeing & tasting remarkable breads, baked in a fifteen thousand year old tradition. Hope you can join us for this community gathering of folks who enjoy sharing recipes, making real bread, and learning the secrets of baking in a wood-fired earthen oven. And after bread, the oven remains hot -- above 300F -- for hours. So if you want to bring a pot of stew, some potatoes to roast, a casserole for dinner, take advantage of that wood-fired oven tradition: use stored oven heat for something else great to eat. Please RSVP. Watch the weather. Earthen oven not fired if rain is likely. These FREE events are open to the community on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Donations at the bake are welcome, supporting the firewood & oven tool funds.

Roe's 100% Whole Wheat Fresh-Milled Sourdough Bread

The King's Roost

This is the class that was the only food/culinary activity included in Los Angeles Magazine's "Best Things To Do in LA in 2018." Woohoo!!! In the 3-hour class, Roe, the owner of The King's Roost in Silverlake, will take you step by step through his own method of making a very basic 100% whole wheat (unsifted, freshly milled) sourdough bread without the use of refined flour in as FEW STEPS AS POSSIBLE. This method requires 15 minutes or less of active working time over the whole process. This is bread on your schedule! In this hands-on class you will get organic non-gmo whole wheat berries that we actually mill in class, and use that to mix the dough, add the starter, feed the starter, and bake (and taste) a loaf that was fermented earlier. We will sample a couple of freshly baked loaves in class (bring your favorite cheese or jam if you want to share!). You will go home with your dough to bake at home, and some of my 45-year old starter and a Kilogram of freshly milled flour to continue your baking adventures with. Click here to purchase a ticket (https://kingsroost.com/upcoming-workshops.html) (class is $95). Light refreshments included. IMPORTANT NOTE ON REGISTRATION: In order to ensure the class is not over-booked, we are managing enrollment through the King's Roost online shop through this link (http://kingsroost.com/class-listing.html). Successfully purchasing your ticket there guarantees your spot. Please be aware that if you click on the RSVP button here on the meetup page, it lets other LABB members know you plan on going, but your space is not held until you've successfully purchased your ticket through The King's Roost class registration page (https://kingsroost.com/upcoming-workshops.html). If the site does not allow you to register, it may be because the class is sold out. If that happens, call the store at[masked] to get on the wait list. What Level is this class? My goal in this class is to provide a baseline level of knowledge for 100% whole wheat bread baking in it's most basic/primitive form without the use of refined flour or store bought yeast (although we do use some neat modern equipment!). It is an ideal class for the beginner and no previous bread baking experience is needed. That said, many experienced bakers who have struggled with 100% whole wheat have taken the class and given me great feedback. Besides learning how to bake 100% whole wheat, we also cover a few things not usually covered in typical baking classes such as grain selection/blending, grain milling equipment and natural starters, as well as ideas for adapting home ovens for bread baking. If you bake a lot of bread but want to start milling your own grains, transition to using a natural starter, or want to use less (or none!) of the refined bread flour, you will definitely get something out of this class. What to bring: a mixing bowl to make your dough and take it home in. A jar to take your starter home in, and an apron if you want. These items are all optional, but will save on single use plastics! Class Reviews: If you want to see what people have said about the class, click here (https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-kings-roost-los-angeles) PARKING I recommend heading up Edgecliff to find street parking. If you go all the way up the hill and still don't find a spot, loop around to Lucile. There is also metered parking on Sunset.

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Bread Bake in Westchester's Outdoor Wood-Fired Community Oven

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church -- Community Bread Oven

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