TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2022 | 6:30 PM
We are so excited have baker Laurie Anderson of Big Heart Bread back in the HKS Kitchen to teach this part 1 class of sourdough bread baking. If you’re new to sourdough, this is the perfect place to start. In this hands-on class, you will jump right into handling, scoring and baking a loaf of sourdough bread. You will experience the reward of the sourdough bread making process as we begin with dough that has already bulk fermented. An overview of the entire sourdough bread making process will be reviewed and discussed. Once you learn the basics of sourdough, the variation options are endless!
**All class ticket sales are final. No refunds or credit transfers to other classes are available.**
MEET THE CHEF:
Founder and baker for Big Heart Bread, Laurie Anderson created her home-based non profit bakery to donate funds from bread sales to serve her community. www.bigheartbread.com
When a friend insisted on paying me to make her a loaf of my artisan sourdough bread I knew I had something valuable. Cooking for and feeding friends and family has always been rewarding - in fact, it feels like my purpose. I wanted to find a way to maximize this opportunity, maybe even to use these funds to serve those in need.
I discovered that my granddaughter's school had a benevolent fund reserved for students from under-resourced families. The fund I collected from bread sales would be donated to this fund, where the school would oversee disbursements according to the needs of the students and their families (winter coats, boots, shoes, assist in utilities, etc.)
My mission quickly caught on by word of mouth and on social media. In three months of bread sales, Big Heart Bread's first donation was $1,247 to McNair Middle School in Fayetteville, Arkansas! I knew my idea was worth pursuing as a nonprofit business. The word was out that I was a benevolent baker and co-workers, friends, neighbors responded in support with more and more orders and general donations. Many suggested donations for bread were exceeded in support of "the kids". My baker heart was touched, and Big Heart Bread was born.