Sourdough bread has been around for hundreds of years. Widely favoured amongst many due to its ability to digest easier within the body and for its tangy flavour and wholesome
Sourdough bread has been around for hundreds of years. Widely favoured amongst many due to its ability to digest easier within the body and for its tangy flavour and wholesome appearance.
Whilst the supermarkets have brought sourdough to our shelves, the amount of care and attention needed is sometimes lost in the mass production of sourdough which takes great care and most of all time.
Matt has been baking and teaching for many years and runs a successful bakery in Hale, he is full of technical know how about how to achieve great sourdough results.
In this easy class for sourdough beginners, we teach you:
- How to make a starter from the beginning, how to take care of it and feed and nurture it using a variety of readily available ingredients.
- You will also be shown how to shape the dough to achieve the best looking loaves and simple cutting effects to make those enviable patterns so that your bread has that professional appearance.
- We will also be discussing and using many different types of grain and show you how easy it is to make a super fast version of sourdough for an every day supply of better bread.
- You’ll take home a starter, a sourdough loaf part made by you as well as your own dough to cook at home.
Lunch will be provided in the way of sourdough bread along with meats and cheeses and coffee on arrival
You’ll take home a starter, a sourdough loaf part made by you as well as your own dough to cook at home.
We have all the equipment you need but please bring or buy one of our bannetton’s
What you need to Bring:
Either bring a bannetton or purchase one of ours on the day for £10. We have round ones, you can purchase an oval shape if you’d prefer. If you don’t want to purchase a bannetton you can bring a colander with a damp towel to take your dough home.
Skill Level: All Abilities
How to make sourdough
Matt Townley - One mile bakery HaleHi, my name is Matt Townley. Put simply, I love baking, I love good food and I love to cook. This is what a customer said about my classes. "I have been to a fair few cookery classes in my time but this one was, by far, the best. The tips I have picked up on, the newfound confidence, the way it has made me appreciate homemade baking so much more. I don’t want to buy or eat a mass-produced loaf of sliced bread ever again!"