Our residents bake fantastic sourdough bread and sweet treats supported by master bakers. The workshop offers our residents with various abilities to work independently, and we aim to create a safe and stimulating environment, fully integrated into the surrounding community that allows individuals to develop by their own needs.
Camphill Artisan Bakery is a workshop where people with learning disabilities learn how to bake fresh bread and confectionery products from mainly organic ingredients. Our residents learn to bake, measure the flour, use the weighing machine, and use the basic bread ingredients such as flour, yeast, liquids, sugars, fats, salt, eggs, and extras. They gain experience in kneading, using a food processor, testing the dough, shaping the bread, glazing, and using the oven. Our residents also learn bread-making problem solving, for example, what to do if the bread rises
too much, if there’s no time to finish the bread, or if the bread
doesn’t rise. Our Bakery is not only about loaves: residents also
prepare a variety of buns, croissants and sweet treats.
The annual and international Real Bread Campaign runs from February 17th to 25th and celebrates additive-free bread and the people behind its rise. We invite you to try ‘real’ bread made lovingly without nasties. If you love organic white loaves, focaccia, granary bread, or seeded loaves, look no further!
You can try our bread in our Cafe, and we also offer a pre-order service so anyone in and around Milton Keynes (and beyond) can have homemade, wholesome bread, too!
Please order by telephoning our Bakery on 01908 308739 and browse the menu here.