Come and spend a day in our bakery learning about sourdough: what it is, how to maintain a starter, and how to bake delicious bread and lots of other things using it at home .
You will learn how to mix, fold, stretch and shape dough and bake a beautiful sourdough loaf.
Whilst we will scratch the surface on gluten development and the action of a wild yeast this workshop is very much aimed at those with little or no knowledge or experience of baking. It is a very hands on class and you will make, shape or bake several types of bread such as : a classic country sourdough boule, a malted sourdough, a wholemeal rye sourdough, sourdough focaccia. Some will be made from scratch and some will be from dough already pre-prepared and ready to be shaped. You will be using our commercial ovens but you will get plenty of tips to achieve the same quality at home.
Classes are small, with no more than 6 per group.
Included is a delicious lunch including breads made on the day, local cheeses and charcuterie. All equipment will be provided and you will leave with everything needed to produce beautiful bread at home: some of our 30 + year old starter, a wood pulp or cane proving basket, scraper and detailed recipes with notes for further reading. As well as a pile of delicious bread to take home that we will bake on the day you will also take home a loaf to bake at home.
Classes run from 10am until approximately 4pm