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Sourdough Bread Baking

Learn how to bake your very own sourdough bread

This 1-day workshop runs on the following dates in 2023:

Sat 4 Feb / Sun 19 Mar / Sat 20 May / Sat 22 Jul / Sun 17 Sep / 3 Dec

from $171 | 8 hrs

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Nothing smells better than freshly baked bread, but have you ever baked your own? In this hands on workshop you will become an expert in the techniques that govern sourdough bread making in a domestic oven. You will make a variety of different breads gaining the skills and confidence to make your own at home. Plus, enjoy some of your very own handmade pizza for lunch. Everyone will be able to take some leaven to get started as well as delicious leftovers from the day.

Ken Hercott grew up on a wheat farm in the Mallee, Victoria. He started baking at home using flour milled on farm, then took his passion to the US to work under Master baker Richard Bourdon, alongside Chad Robertson. Returning to Austalia, he then worked with John Downes ( the legend of Australian sourdough) at Newrybar and then at the Natural Tucker Bakery. There he honed his skills using a wood fired oven. Ken’s passion for sourdough bread led him to Europe, where he baked and taught at Fattoria Barbialla Nuova, in Tuscany. Check out his facebook page

What you will learn

  • How to make your own bread at home
  • Expert tips and tricks on how to make sourdough
  • How to make your own handmade pizzas

What you will get

  • Handmade pizzas for lunch
  • Recipes
  • Your own bread to take home and some leaven

What to bring

  • Your favourite pizza toppings. CERES will provide the passata and cheese
  • One loaf sized tin ideally measuring 22cm long, 11cm, wide and 8cm high
  • A clean wide-mouthed glass jar to take home your leaven
  • Apron and two tea towels

What to wear

  • Enclosed footwear and long hair tied back.

Appropriate for

  • Beginners or those who want to improve their skills

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.

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