Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Dalton Offers Bread Baking Class

Vivian Raitz Carlson, Dalton Church health director, offered a Bread Baking Session April 2 at the Learning Tree School gym in Dalton, Ga. Photo submitted by Vivian Raitz Carlson.
Samples of homemade bread spread with peanut butter plus cinnamon rolls were enjoyed. Photo submitted by Vivian Raitz Carlson.

“Sugar is a poison!” stated Vivian Raitz Carlson, Dalton Church health director, at the April 2, 2017, bread baking session held at the Learning Tree School gym in Dalton, Ga.


“That’s a quote from a health educator who worked with me several years ago at the Chattanooga Health Expo,” she continued. “He then amazingly demonstrated his point, with the assistance of a husky high school student. The student ate the sugar in a small commercial packet and immediately showed decreased strength.”


At the April 2 Bread Bake Carlson showed the video of a bread-baking program she had done on a local television program several years ago. On it she had demonstrated the practical how-to’s of mixing and kneading the dough, letting it rise and then placing it in the prepared loaf pans. Also how to make healthy cinnamon rolls.


Samples of homemade bread spread with peanut butter plus cinnamon rolls were enjoyed. Participants had brought mixing bowls and utensils to use. They excitedly worked in twosomes, using a recipe for two loaves.


Nearly 40 individuals each took home a loaf of multigrain bread to bake at the close of the two-hour hands-on event. Several men attended. A number of attendees were friends from the community.


Several door prizes of various kinds of bread were awarded. Attendees requested a repeat of this program.


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by Vivian Raitz Carlson