At this class you will learn how to make and care for your own sourdough starter and use it to make crusty wheat and rye sourdough breads. You will also learn how to make beautiful baguettes, olive fougasse and airy ciabatta.
After this intensive workshop you will understand how to create artisan breads with proper crackling crusts and moist, open irregular crumbs. You will learn how wet and stiff doughs behave differently, how different types of kneading affect the final loaf and about the importance of long fermentation periods. We will also cover using pre-ferments such as poolishes and bigas.
This class is perfect for anyone who has dabbled with bread-making before and now wants to improve the flavour and texture of their bread and learn how to shape different loaves such as baguettes, fougasse and ciabatta. For anyone who has tried sourdoughs at home but been disappointed with the results, this class will transform your bread!
This is a hands-on class. You will make and shape all of the doughs yourself so that you leave confident to try these breads at home.
What's more, you will go home with an artisan bread-making kit specially sourced by Anna, including a long wooden slip for loading baguettes into the oven, your own new sourdough starter, a baker's lame (razor for slashing) and a wicker proving basket. Plus of course there will be plenty of the freshly baked bread you have made to take home.
The workshop includes a delicious seasonal lunch showcasing different types of bread, with wine.
You can view pictures of previous bread workshops here, here and here.
"Many thanks - that was the most amazing day. You made it possible for us to get so much done and to have a really good time too!!!"
"I had a brilliant time and really learnt a huge amount."
"Since the course I did with you I have become the family baker - there are six of us, and I bake anything up to eight loaves a week! The children love the fresh bread and beg me not to stop home baking."
(Bread workshop participants, 2012)
Dates: Saturday 26th October, repeated Sunday 27th October 2013
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: London N5
Price: £120 (with 10% discount if you book as a pair, so £216 for two)
To book: Email Anna
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