Keith Kirby

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Keith Kirby, founder of Lekito.

I love to bake! Ever since I was a child I have been drawn to baking. I started with pastry and cakes and I still love doing that. But for the past decade or more, bread has become the thing that I love most of all. The variety and styles of bread seem endless and it’s always exciting to get out the flour and start preparing for a bake. It's great to be part of the Bread Angels network, a group of artisan bakers who believe in real bread and baking for good.
It often strikes me how there seem to be so many people who only ever experience mass produced bread with little nutritional value and even less taste. Working with simple, good ingredients works every time. 
Making bread for my pop-up bakery stall under my Lekito brand is a great joy. The best thing of all is when someone buys a product and comes back for more, especially when they say how much they liked it. That is life affirming!
In 2017 and 2019 I won gold and silver awards at the World Bread Awards, held in London.
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Introduction to Sourdough

Sourdough baking has become more and more popular, and at the same time seems to be shrouded in mystery! Well, in this class you will be introduced to the basics of sourdough baking and share in my knowledge - it really isn't a mystery at all!
In this one day (10am-4:00pm approx) class we will start with an introduction to the basics of sourdough baking, work with the core ingredients and share some knowledge about mixing, folding and shaping the dough. We will make three or four different doughs during the class and we will make a great selection to take home. In addition to learning how to make your own starter, you will get to take home some of mine too, to help get you started!
From this class you will learn the basic techniques and you will leave with a few different kinds of bread, along with my recipes! Lunch is included.
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