An introduction to sourdough workshop
Come and spend a day learning what sourdough bread is, how to maintain a sourdough starter, and how to bake delicious bread 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 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 several types of bread: a classic country sourdough boule, a wonderful malted wheat sourdough, sourdough focaccia or pizza. Some will be made from scratch and some will be from dough already pre-prepared and ready to be shaped. I will also give you plenty of advice to get the best results in baking at home in a domestic oven.
We will enjoy a delicious lunch including breads made on the day, (weather permitting this will be outside!). 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 bread to take home that we will bake on the day you will also take home a loaf to bake at home.
Groups are small, no more than 5 people with strict adherence to COVID guidelines and our style is easy going, relaxed and informative. You are actively encouraged to ask as many questions as you like.
Please note we can only accommodate those who can tolerate gluten as this is an intrinsic part of the process, we cannot offer a gluten free alternative. We will be working in an environment where nuts are handled. Please do let us know of any allergies.