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 everyone with a sourdough culture (starter) and students will use part of  this to make your own fermenting dough to take home to bake.

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

Over a long teaching career Michael Slee has taught maths and science at secondary level before moving into primary teaching.

Now a Food Technology Assistant, Michael has a passion for all things sourdough bread baking.

Beginning with his first sourdough culture 15 years ago, Michael still uses this live culture that he shares in class.

Michael is an avid home baker with lots of knowledge of how to achieve a wonderful sourdough loaf at home.


Are you looking to learn the next steps? Find the intermediate sourdough class here

Course cost

COST: $80.00

Class availability: 5 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Sunday 30 October
2.00pm – 5.00pm (1 session)

Book this course

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Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to go ahead. For this reason, we encourage students to book at least 5 days prior to the course/workshop. In the unlikely event that we don't get enough enrolments, we may need to postpone to a later date or cancel the course/workshop. You will be advised via email or text prior to the class commencing.


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