We will be making and baking bread, learning the recipe and reviewing the equipment and materials required. 1. We start the day with morning tea, to get know one another and settle in. 2. As this method can take 24 hours, I will have started the whole process earlier. By this time we will be up to the bulk fermentation stage, so you will be turning the dough. 3. After the bulk fermentation, we are up to pre-shaping the loaves and leaving them to bench rest while we prepare the baskets (bannetons). 4. Now we move to the final shaping. We shape the loaves and then transfer them to the prepared baskets. 5. The loaves are in their final rise, so we have time to relax and enjoy lunch. 6. Time to review the recipe, the equipment and the magic of the sourdough culture. 7. Cook the bread. Wait for that lovely smell of baking bread. Check for the oven spring - has it risen as we want? Pull it out of the oven and admire the beautiful finished product. How long can you wait until you have to cut it, butter it, and eat! 8. Take your bread home - enjoy, and repeat at home using your learned experience. Get back to me for ongoing support or advice.
I am passionate about great sourdough bread. My bread has three ingredients: flour, salt, water. Using only those three ingredients I create not only great tasting, but also good looking bread. I can teach you how to do this at home, using your own domestic equipment. After doing this class you will have the knowledge and experience to be able to go home and create good bread. Most bread sold today is made using a super fast, commercial, mechanical method which prioritises speed above all else. True artisan sourdough bread is a slow, hand made process, which gives the sourdough culture time to interact with the flour, creating flavour and partially converting the flour so that it is more easily digested. Previous students have described this course as inspirational and as a great experience. Come along and share my enthusiasm.
Morning tea and light lunch provided. Guests can choose either mocha pot coffee or brewed tea leaf tea, or non caffeinated as…
I will provide the following printed resources: - the recipe - a list of equipment required and: - sourdough culture to take…
I run this course at my home in my spacious kitchen. The course is designed so that you can go home and create your own great bread in your own kitchen.
Learn to bake great sourdough bread