Kilmarnock Station, Station Brae, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA1 2AF

BAKE BREAD AT

THE BAKERY

Baking Bread Project

Kilmarnock Station Railway Heritage Trust has recently completed the refurbishment of the lower-level rooms at Kilmarnock station. Part of this refurbishment included a fully functioning training bakery kitchen which we are excited to become a part of Kilmarnock Station Community Village.  The training bakery kitchen will provide a home for our new Baking Bread project. The therapeutic benefits of bread making have long been associated with increased confidence, sense of well-being and lowered anxiety & depression and this new initiative will fit well with in our existing services provided at the Station.

The program is aimed at those individuals who are starting to think about returning to the workforce or retraining and through isolation, mental health issues or other adverse life events lack confidence, self-esteem, and skills.  The program is proposed to run for 12 weeks and will be broken down into 3 sections. The first 4 weeks will involve coming together as a group in the bakery where simple bread recipes will be taught, together with mindfulness sessions such as meditation, Qi Gong and acupuncture, counselling sessions may also be offered if appropriate.   The second 4-week block will see participants moving onto more complex recipes and increased quantities while gaining training in food hygiene and first aid in preparation of running their own pop-up shop.   The third and final block will see the group split so they rotate between working in the bakery to bake products to sell in their own pop-up shop within our existing First-Class Deli shop space on the station platform and obtaining the customer experience working in the pop-up shop. During this final block participants will have access to information on other organisations in the community to link into once the project comes to an end.

We are excited to start this new chapter at Kilmarnock Station Community Village and look forward to welcoming you all back to in person services.

Baking Experience Days

Why not try one of our new baking experience days!  This fun and informal baking lesson will take place in our newly refurbished training bakery kitchen here at Kilmarnock Station Community Village.

Join one of our classes where you can meet new like-minded friends or why not book as a small group to celebrate a special occasion. Don your apron, roll up your sleeves and join us for a 5-hour baking masterclass, complete with light lunch and optional fizz package.

Your day will begin at 10am where you will be greeted by our resident baking expert. They will begin by introducing a few ingredients and demonstrating some of the techniques you will be using. Next, it is your turn! At your fully equipped workstation, you will learn to mix, knead, shape, and bake a selection of different rolls and loaves. These will vary from class to class but can include crusty white loaves, focaccia, ciabatta, and hot cross buns. Our Baker will be on hand to offer tips throughout, and while your dough proves, you will enjoy a light lunch. When the lesson concludes, all finished breads are yours to keep, and you will also receive a recipe booklet to take home so that you can wow your family & friends with your newfound baking skills.  Prices start from £60 per person.

For more information and available dates please contact [email protected] or keep up to date with all our latest news and classes on our Facebook page.

Duration:

5 hours from 10am – 3pm

Participants

Minimum age 18

Maximum group size 6 persons

Participants only, spectators are not allowed on site.

What to Wear

Please wear comfortable, casual clothes and flat shoes for the baking masterclass.

Cooking equipment and aprons will be provided.

HIRE THE BAKERY

BAKERY RENTAL

Bakery Rental

Did you start a baking business during lockdown? Outgrown your current premises? Why not take advantage of shadow renting?  Shadow renting allows businesses or individuals to rent fully equipped commercial kitchen or bakery premises when not in use for their own business needs. The advantages include not being tied into a long term let, no outlay for equipment hire, no additional overhead costs such as electricity and heating and the flexibility to suit your own business needs.  Shadow renting our bakery kitchen will allow us to utilise the time that our innovative “Breaking Bread” project is not using the kitchen and any proceeds that are made can be put back into the Trust allowing us to continue with our much-needed programs and support within our community.

Our recently refurbished bakery kitchen is approximately 70m2 and is fully equipped with a Polin 3 tier stone floor oven with built in prover and water sprayer to deliver a crust on artisan breads, pastry sheeter to roll pastry to specific thicknesses, a retarder fridge to ensure once proven the bread wont ferment, a 60kg spiral mixer with dough hook and a planetary mixer with various attachments.

Rent of the bakery is available on an ad hoc basis in blocks of 4 hours at a cost of £12 per hour plus VAT. Regular rentals may also be considered. For more information or to discuss your individual requirements call 01563 573966 or email [email protected]

Kilmarnock Station, Station Brae, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA1 2AF

Contact Us:
01563 573 966

For general enquiries and room bookings
Email: [email protected]