Late Night Bread

The first event of Earthkeeper’s Food and Farming Week 2011 was a hands-on learning (and eating) experience.  Chemistry professor and experienced bread baker Tara Kishbaugh led about eight students and one community member in a bread baking workshop.  The workshop was a great success, as evidenced by the number of homemade loaves (and pretzels) produced, as well as the numerous comments from passers-by about how wonderful the Cedarwood kitchen smelled.  Freshman Katie Eckman said, “I think this is a great opportunity to have during Food and Farming Week, especially for the people who have never made bread before, which is most of us.”  A lot of participating students mentioned that although making bread is a long process, it’s not as hard as they thought it would be.  By the end of the evening we had baked 24 pretzels and 12 loaves of bread.  Some of the bread will be served at Tuesday’s Food, Faith, and Culture event.

text by Katie Jantzen, photos by Justin Roth

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