Posted by: slowfoodboone | March 31, 2010

Bread Baking Workshop April 12

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) announces a class on bread baking at the Watauga Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd. The class will be held from 6:30-7:30pm on Monday, April 12.

Carson Coatney, owner of Stick Boy Bread Company, will share his insights and experiences related to the science and art of bread baking. Topics covered will include flour selection, mixing and fermentation techniques, shaping free form loaves, and advice for working with organic and whole grain flours. Carson lives in Boone with his wife Mindy and three young boys. They started Stick Boy in 2001 and are proud to offer the High Country access to locally made artisan breads and pastries.

From a modest beginning with very limited baking experience, Carson and his staff have
developed a product line that includes over fifty varieties of bread. During that time they have also expanded their menu to include desserts and wedding cakes, a coffee and smoothie bar, and a wide variety of breakfast pastries. Besides running a growing bakery business, Carson enjoys traveling, cooking at home, hiking with the family and fishing. There is no cost to attend, but donations are welcome. Donations will go toward BRWIA’s fund for our annual Farm Tour that will be held this August.

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