Bread Classes

Fruit to Nuts

Thursday, August 8th - With Bryce Johnson and Ross Safford

6 PM to 9 PM at White Bear Lake United Methodist Church

Learn how to add flavor to your breads with fruits and nuts. We’ll be making Pain au Levain with Craisins and Walnuts, plus one additional bread. You’ll get your hands messy, laugh a lot and learn much. You’ll take home some of each, all baked in the church’s wood fired brick oven.

Limited to 14 people; registration deadline is July 31. Cost: $40 per person; $10 for a child accompanied by a paid parent or grandparent.*

To sign up and pay click “Buy Now.” If you want more information send an email to bryce@companionbreads.com or call 651-269-4158.

*One child per family please. The website will not let you sign up a child at the discounted rate. So, sign up as an adult and inform me that your child is joining you.


Marine Mills Folk School

Saturday, October 5 - with Bryce Johnson

9 AM to 1 PM at Christ Lutheran Church , 150 5th St, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Slow down, get your hands messy, have some fun and learn the benefits of sourdough baking. The class will feature all steps of the sourdough baking process: sourdough culture maintenance and levain preparation, dough handling and shaping, as well as the final proof and how to bake in a home oven. You will leave with a better understanding of sourdough, a bit of starter, a couple loaves of bread and dough to bake at home.

• Intergenerational Age: 10+, each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $50/person; plus $10 for materials

To sign up click here


Bryce Johnson is a retired pastor. In 2010, he guided the White Bear Lake United Methodist Church to build a community bread oven.  In retirement he has been making and selling bread at Farmers Markets and through his Community Supported Bakery.

Ross Safford is a professionally trained chef and former full-time baker. He uses humor, story-telling, and his vast experience to make bread making simple and fun.


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To learn more, contact Bryce Johnson:

bryce@companionbreads.com | 651-269-4158