Welcome to Bethesdabakin'

THIS August a gathering of bakers is taking place in the small town of Bethesda in North Wales.

Some are enthusiastic amateurs, others bake for a living. A few are somewhere between. Most have never met each other, but now consider themselves firm friends. All are passionate about baking real bread; the miracle of flour, yeast, salt and water.

All of this is largely due to the efforts of one person. Mick, the baker of Bethesda, who first conceived Bethesdabakin' earlier this year, and whose skills and indefagitable energy are an example to us all.

Mick first proposed this festival of bread on the forum of Dan Lepard's site, one of the great baking resources on the web. You can read his chronicles there, through the link on this page.

At present it looks as though at least two dozen bakers from all over Britain and the rest of the world will be descending on Bethesda for the bank holiday weekend. If you have stumbled on this site by chance, please feel free to join us. Sign up via membership of Dan Lepard's forum, where a charming lady called Teck Poh is taking names.

There is no admission charge, beyond your expenses, but everyone should expect to rise to the occasion, even if it is just to contribute a favourite recipe or help with the washing up.

We look forward to seeing everyone in August. Until then, peace and loaf -or should that be yeast and love - to you all!

April 25, 2007

Friday, July 13, 2007

Bethesdabakin' souvenirs

Matt has worked on Teck Poh's logo design and turned it into not one, not two, not three but four eye-catching images! Print them out for a souvenir poster to cheer up the kitchen or on transfer paper to make a t-shirt for when it finally stops raining.
You can download the fullsize files, absolutely free, from the image hosting site Mediafire by following this link which will take you to a folder with links to all four colours.


For the more adventurous, the logo has been downloaded to Cafe Press, a website that allows you to order a large range of exciting product, from t shirts to aprons and beach bags. Cafe Press is based in the US, but can ship overseas at relatively inexpensive rates, thanks to the weak dollar. I should stress that this is all non profit (except for Cafe Press). Be aware that HM Customs can slap VAT on any order with a value above £18.
The link is here.

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