More people are cooking at home than ever during the pandemic, and in Seattle, more than 500 home bakers are taking an extra step to give back to their community.
Led by college administrator and avid baker Katherine Kehrli, Community Loaves has been on a mission to donate home-baked bread to a local food bank.
Kehrli, who uses her home as a staging area for the ambitious project, told TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer that the effort has grown from a small initial donation to the delivery of over 1,300 loaves of bread.
“Bread’s been around for a long time,” Kehrli said. “It’s four simple ingredients: flour, water, salt, yeast. But it’s been around for thousands of years, and each time someone discovers it for the first time, it’s like magic.”
Kherli and other members of the group have developed a simple formula for honey oat loaf bread, which uses locally sourced