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October 25, 2012 - 4:23pm -- frenchcreek baker

Hello bakers,

The HAINS HOUSE is offering 3-day Artisan Bread Baking Workshops. 

If you are looking for a bread get-away or maybe a nice baking gift for someone, this workshop at a farm B&B could be perfect.

Classes will be offered NOVEMBER 2-4th, 2012; JANUARY 25-27th, 2013, and FEBRUARY 22-24TH, 2013.

Pat has an Italian wood-fired Valoriani Oven in a beautiful, tranquil setting. The course includes lodging and all meals.

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River Rising Sourdough Bread Baking Class - Alan Scott Oven in Northern California (4 Oct 2012)

October 2, 2012 - 10:20am -- sunshine_bread

A few spots remaining! Join us the first weekend in October, from dinner on Friday the 5th through breakfast on Sunday the 7th, to learn all about baking sourdough bread in an Alan Scott oven! Sean Fitch will be returning to share his expertise and fantastic sense of humor with us. Come prepared to learn and EAT! ;)

Cost per person is $325, which includes 5 meals, 2 nights in our cabins, the workshops, materials, and a belly full of bread. Please contact Whitney at 707.459.5439 or info(at) for more information or to sign up. Space is very limited, so don't delay!

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From Brick to Bread: Building a backyard oven

November 28, 2011 - 6:33pm -- Terri Karsten


This book provides a step-by-step guide to how a couple of amateurs created a working oven for year round use and enjoyment. You too can make bread from scratch, starting from the ground up with a wood-fired oven in your own yard. See what it takes to enjoy a wood-fired brick oven - how to build it and how to use it - with this hands-on project for wholesome living. Available on or from

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stretching pizza - Frankie G style

October 13, 2011 - 3:34pm -- frankie g

Hey Everyone,

I received some good response and thought I would post another link to another video.  This is on how to stretch a pizza, Franki G style.

I hope you enjoy.

Frankie G


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We visited Nashoba Brook Bakery in West Concord MA and had a chance to see the oven - up close and personal. It was quite an experience. We do bakery tours for fun but this was the first time I ever got close enough to touch the oven. (Yes, it was hot.)



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