Sourdough Bread Making

Course summary

This fun interactive class covers sourdough culture care and the processes of sourdough fermentation and baking.

Our local sourdough making expert, Michael, will provide you with a sourdough culture (starter) and you will use part of this to make your own fermenting dough to take home to bake.

Perfect for first-time sourdough bakers!

All ingredients and recipes for sourdough bread will be provided.

What you will learn

  • how to keep and maintain a sourdough culture
  • how to mix, knead and bake sourdough loaves and rolls

What you will get

  • recipes plus tips and hints
  • samples of sourdough rolls baked in class
  • prepared dough in class to take home to proof and bake

What you need to bring

  • apron
  • container
  • wear closed toe shoes

About the tutor

Retired teacher Michael and his wife Therese are home bakers and have been so for more than forty years. Michael’s baking passion is bread and he’s been making sourdough since a culture was gifted to him nearly 20 years ago. It is this culture which he is still using and sharing with his classes. Michael aims to demystify the sourdough process and show that it is more than suited to the humble domestic kitchen and fits very easily into a busy lifestyle… and fresh from the oven, nothing tastes better.

What students said about the class

“Wonderful course, excellent instructors. Covered the basics of sourdough bread-making in a clear and hands-on fashion, with great tips and helpful observations and insights along the way. Really good supporting material to take home and my first try at baking a loaf a home made with dough prepared in the class came up trumps! Recommended for anyone scared of bread-making (as I was) for a lovely demystifying experience.”

Course cost

COST: $80.00

Class availability: 5 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Sunday 15 October
2.00pm – 5.00pm (1 session)

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