Welcome to Lara's Loaf Sourdough School and Bakery
We aim to reintroduce authentic, healthy, delicious sourdough bread into peoples' everyday lives
People have increasingly been turning away from commercial bread. Why? Because most of the goodness has been stripped out out of the flour and unnatural additives thrown in, along with fast acting baker's yeast, to produce flavourless bread in a matter of hours
People might go to a supermarket or bakery and pay double the normal price for for bread "legally" labelled "artisan" or "sourdough", only to find it has none of the flavour or health benefits they expected
Authentic sourdough bread is slow-fermented for 24 hours or more, using a natural culture of wild yeasts and lactobacilli. The time factor makes it very expensive. You will not find the real stuff anywhere for less than 6 euros a kilo!
However, did you realise that you can make your own top-notch sourdough at negligible cost, and with minimal effort, using only the most basic home kitchen equipment?
For the last five years we have been successfully showing people just how easy it is to make your own
These quotes hit the mark:
“I understand the big food companies are developing a tearless onion. I think they can do it — after all, they’ve already given us tasteless bread.” – Robert Orben
“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” ― Julia Child
Come and learn artisan baking in a working bakery
We have been successfully teaching sourdough and artisan baking for five years
We have taught people from all walks of life, from all over the world, from absolute beginners to experienced bakers, professional bakers, and even guided people in setting up their own artisan bakeries
We offer a one day course to cover the basics of sourdough bread
Or a three day intensive course with lots of hands-on practice, including laminated dough techniques e.g. croissants. This course can be residential, and tourists wishing to visit the Alhambra Palace and Granada can extend their stay on a BnB basis
For full details and availability please enquire by email to email@example.com
Our own unique natural culture of wild yeasts and lactobacilli
It takes us over 24 hours to ferment the dough
Made by hand, baked in a stone oven
Top quality, organic cereals. Our flour is locally sourced, milled by stone and unbleached for maximum flavour and nutritional value
6 reasons for choosing Sourdough
It's good for your gut health and microbiome and boosts your immune system
It's a "low-glycemic index food" which helps you maintain a steady level of blood sugar. Highly recommended for diabetics
It "pre-digests" gluten and is easily digested by most people. (it should be avoided by the 1% who are celiacs and must avoid gluten)
A white sourdough loaf is actually richer in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than a conventional wholemeal loaf!
It sustains you, keeping you going for longer, without bloating
The lactobacilli in sourdough are natural preservatives; The bread keeps well, hardly ever any waste!
Oh, we nearly forgot - authentic and properly made - SOURDOUGH IS SIMPLY DELICIOUS!
Lara's Loaf is a licensed artisan bakery, located in a tiny village, so we are set up mainly for bake-to-order and home/workplace deliveries. We bake in the mornings and deliver in the afternoons. But you are very welcome to drop in during opening hours either to collect your order or to see if we have surplus stock
Expect to see some seasonal offerings from time to time (either Spanish or international) - do sign up to receive news of these and any special offers
You can buy online from this website or from our partners:
1) The La Bolina co-operative www.labolina.org
2) Supermercado Manu y Eloy, Av. Europa, 13, 18656 Lecrín, Granada
3) Bar Tink in Béznar, where you can buy amazing luxury sandwiches made with our bread https://www.facebook.com/tinca.leahy/posts/10159577440983829
Finally, if you need a large order (for instance, a special party or gathering) do get in touch and we will see what we can do for you