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Doughlicious

How the Open Hoose project came to be the community bread club with a twist

All photography and videography by Patrick Rooney

Starting as an Open Hoose project, Delicious formed as a group of amateur bakers and bread enthusiasts, getting together to share recipes and tips, as well as making dough!

How it started

Led by retired nurse and keen amateur baker, Liz Grieve, Doughlicious was set up to offer a space where people could access and learn the skills needed to create a dough, whether for baking a simple loaf of bread, or starting a pizza base, whatever appeals more!

Passionate about baking and the process of informal learning through knowledge sharing, Liz has sought to create an approachable and educational space, free of charge, where she could share her experience of baking with others and learn new techniques and recipes in return.

Watch the short clip below for a Doughlicious member’s insight into the group, and why it matters to them.

The purpose

Using only organic and natural ingredients including wheat grown and milled in Scotland, Doughlicious looks to impart the skills to bake bread at home, with the ethos that, by doing so, the local community can feed directly into the grain economy of Scotland.

Doughlicious aims to:

  • Empower and inspire people to bake their own bread
  • Provide a place to learn, share skills and experiences
  • Offer opportunities for members of the community to get together
  • Contribute to a sustainable Scottish grain economy

Doughlicious is a group open to anyone who likes to bake or wants to learn how to begin, letting you shape your own baking journey.

Would you like to get involved?

Keep an eye on our events page for the next Doughlicious session, held at The Stove.

Open Hoose is a project at the heart of the Stove’s community venue. Ideas are given the space, time, resources and support of the Stove Network to launch ambitious projects to galvanise and gather our communities together.

From climate cafes to bread clubs, jam nights and creative writing groups, Open Hoose offers an eclectic mix of different activities for everyone to take part in. 

Find out more about Open Hoose here.

Doughlicious – The Bread Club with a Twist

August 17 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

For amateur bakers and bread enthusiasts alike.

Doughlicious is a bread club with a twist. Share recipes and techniques in a relaxed atmosphere and get practical with some hands-on activity. Open to all!

The levian will be provided, but you’ll need to bring some tools from home. These are: A mixing bowl, a cloth or cover for your bowl and a jam jar.

We also have a small ‘Bread Book’ reference library for you to look though to get inspired and learn new techniques.

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
View Venue Website

Doughlicious

June 15 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

For amateur bakers and bread enthusiasts alike.

Doughlicious is a bread club with a twist. Share recipes and techniques in a relaxed atmosphere and get practical with some hands-on activity. Open to all!

The levian will be provided, but you’ll need to bring some tools from home. These are: A mixing bowl, a cloth or cover for your bowl and a jam jar.

We also have a small ‘Bread Book’ reference library for you to look though to get inspired and learn new techniques.

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
View Venue Website

OPEN HOOSE – Doughlicious

May 18 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

For amateur bakers and bread enthusiasts alike. Doughlicious is a bread club with a twist. Share recipes and techniques in a relaxed atmosphere and get practical with some hands-on activity. Open to all!

The levian will be provided, but you’ll need to bring some tools from home. These are: A mixing bowl, a cloth or cover for your bowl and a jam jar.

We also ‘Bread Book’ reference library for you to look though to get inspired and learn new techniques.

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
View Venue Website

Reel to Real in Association with Doughlicious present: Real Bread Bakers

A FIlm by Zev Robinson

May 12 @ 5:30 pm 9:00 pm

Real Bread Bakers

How is bread making, sourdough, local food, nutrition and a sense of community intertwined? Tracing the real connection between rural, wheat growing areas and urban community projects in deprived neighbourhoods, Real Bread Bakers speaks with the activists and bakers behind one of Scotland’s lesser known but significant grassroots initiatives.

Zev Robinson’s 2020 documentary Real Bread Bakers, examines how bread baking, community, nutrition and agriculture are so closely intertwined. As Scotland the Bread founder Andrew Whitley explains the, word “company” comes from the Latin “com” (with, together) and “panis” (bread)”.

The film also features the community baking project Highrise Bakers in the Gorbals in Glasgow, formed to provide nutritious bread at cost to people in the area, bringing people out of their isolation and into community, and empowering them.

The importance of nutritious bread, the cost of poor diets, and efforts to improve access to better bread are examined from different perspectives.

The Doughlicious Bread Club is hard at work to do similar in Dumfries, and they will be on hand to talk about their efforts and experiences.

Film is 30 Minutes Long, food supplied by Doughlicious, Q&A/Discussion with Zev Robinson and Liz Grieve, founder of Dumfries’ Bread club with a twist!

About the Filmmaker

Zev Robinson is a Canadian-British artist and filmmaker who has been making documentaries about food and related issues since 2008 as part of his art, film and food project The Art and Politics of Eating – http://theartandpoliticsofeating.com/

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
View Venue Website

OPEN HOOSE – Doughlicious

April 20 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Doughlicious is a community bread club with a twist!

For amateur bakers and bread enthusiasts alike. Doughlicious is a bread club with a twist. Share recipes and techniques in a relaxed atmosphere and get practical with some hands-on activity. Open to all!

The levain will be provided, but you’ll need to bring some tools from home. These are: A mixing bowl, a cloth or cover for your bowl and a jam jar.

We also ‘Bread Book’ reference library for you to look though to get inspired and learn new techniques.