Older residents in Settle are being given the opportunity to learn new kitchen skills, as part of an initiative by the Touchstones project to help them develop confidence in creating healthy and low cost meals from scratch.

Master baker Mike Armstrong has previously run his own bakery and now works at Sainsbury’s where he is their ‘number one baker’.

Mike said: “Making your own bread has become a forgotten art.

“It’s an ideal way to use up left over ingredients like cheese, meats, tomatoes, onions etc. It is also a gentle workout which can save you a lot of money too.”

The workshop will demonstrate how to make basic breads and pizzas and also enriched sweet breads and a soda bread, and is being organised through the Touchstones group who meet at Townhead Court in Settle. Touchstones is a project working with bereaved older people in Craven and is a partnership between Rural Action Yorkshire and Age UK.

The bread-making workshop is being held on Tuesday, January 21, from 11am to 1pm. The workshop is free, but places must be booked by calling Julie Davies on 01729 823066.