Sourdough is what we do best. Using wild yeasts and bacteria, we’ll spend the day leavening our bread the old fashioned way. People have been baking this way for thousands of years. You don’t need to have any previous baking knowledge to delve into the wonderful world of sourdough.
Sourdough is traditionally made over multiple days, to allow the best flavour and texture to develop. Although this course is a single day, we’ll have lots of discussion about how you can adapt what we do to the home environment.
The morning starts with coffee, pastries and introductions. After covering the theory of sourdough fermentation, we will mix and shape our white and our light rye doughs. We then move onto a sourdough baguette dough, before ending with a dark and delicious 100% rye bread. Whilst our doughs prove, we’ll practice shaping and slashing techniques before breaking for lunch.
In the afternoon it’s final shape time, putting everything we have learned in the morning into practice. We’ll learn how to keep a sourdough culture alive and well at home, review our recipes, adding notes and suggestions, as well as discussing baker’s percentages and how these can be used at home. We’ll have just enough time for a cuppa and a custard tart before loading our loaves into the oven and finishing for the day. You will leave with a bag bursting with goodies and a brain bursting with ideas!
WHAT TO BRING
Bring a notebook or camera or both. We are more than happy for you to take as many photos and notes as you need, anything to help you take away as much knowledge as possible from the day. You’ll be on your feet all day so comfy shoes are a must. It can get quite warm in the bakery so cool comfortable clothing is advised.
Whilst we have ramped access to the bakery and shop, our bathroom facilities are not wheelchair accessible.
Let us know in advance if you have any specific dietary requirements, we provide meat and vegetarian options at lunch as a matter of course.
All courses take place at our bakery and shop at 302 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 1FL.
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATIONS
Full payment for the course is needed at the time of booking. Payment can be made by card over the phone, by bank transfer, or in cash/by card at the bakery.
You are welcome to cancel or move your booking 30 days before the course start date free of charge. If you would like to cancel or move your booking within 30 days of the course date for any reason we will only be able to do so if we can find someone to take your place on the original course. If we are unable to find an alternate we cannot refund the course fee or move your booking, this includes if you are unable to attend due to any kind of sickness or diarrhoea, as this would compromise the safety of our food preparation environment.
Should there be major flooding, earthquakes or other acts of God and we need to cancel the course, you will be reimbursed in full with our sincerest apologies.