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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!

Upcoming events (5)

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! The last loading of pizzas is at 1:15PM, so please come early! 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. PLEASE RSVP!

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. We'd love to know you're coming. 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.

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! The last loading of pizzas is at 1:15PM, so please come early! 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. PLEASE RSVP!

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. We'd love to know you're coming. 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.

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