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Heritage Wheat & Bread Making with Charlie Tennessen (Anarchy Acres Farm)

April 13 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

3606 Dyer Lake Rd
Burlington, WI 53105 United States
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Sourdough Artisan Bread baking for the casual baker! Learn the simple but delicious “2-1” method of sourdough bread baking. Using only flour, water, and salt, the class will participate in all stages of bread baking. First build, second build, slap-and-fold kneading, and dough shaping. An emphasis will be placed on adapting classic hearth bread for home kitchens and working with heritage wheat flour. The process is flexible, forgiving, and fun!

Charlie Tennessen, a Mount Pleasant homesteader and author of the cookbook, “Kitchen Chaos: Recipes from a Wisconsin Homestead,” is a passionate educator about baking with the heritage wheat of Wisconsin. Charlie has been growing wheat for twenty years and is currently working with seed libraries to re-create the wheat of 19th Century Wisconsin. The class will use stone-ground flour made from heritage wheat grown and milled on Charlie’s farm, Anarchy Acres.

All participants will receive sourdough starter culture from Anarchy Acres. The group will talk about the history of wheat in Wisconsin and view clips from the award-winning documentary, “25 Weeks: A Wisconsin Pizza Harvest.” There will be stone-ground flour and cookbooks for sale after class.

Registration for this event is required and the fee is $30/person. This class will be capped at 10 people so register early!

A photo of a group of individuals standing around a hand carved wooden table watching a baker through the process of making sourdough bread.