Rye bread is Finnish national food. Its' secret lies with the special starter producing a suberb sour dough from which the bread is baked. You will receive the ancient dried starter which had been the treasure and secret of my family rye bread for centuries, the recipe, and the warm, wonderful rye bread you will bake during the experience. And we of course taste the bread together, served hot and steaming with butter! We bake in a typical city apartment -it's surprisingly easy and doesn't need any special equipment. You will also learn about the Finnish bread tradition and what does rye bread mean to me and my family.
About Päivi - the Doer
I'm an enthusiastic follower of Finnish ancient traditions, and they affect my everyday life in many ways. I'm also a chef, nature-lover and have a PhD from ecology. I have a profound need sharing the long-lived skills with interested people, so they will not be forgotten. My mother (and my grandmother, too) was a widely known baker, people came long distance to buy our special bread. She passed away too early, and teaching people baking is my way of ensuring she will not be forgotten. So I've been teaching these skills now and then for 10 years now. I'm really looking forward to sharing this homely experience with you!