Introduction to sourdough baking

6 hours/Investment: £150

Dates: 7th July 2019, 1st September 2019. 3rd November 2019, 5th January 2020

We are super excited about being able to offer this introduction to sourdough workshop in our bakery. It was at a day similar to this that Adam discovered sourdough baking and carried on baking daily. This quickly led to Adam starting a sourdough bakery wholesale business from our home before moving to Whitstable less than 3 years later to renovate a shell of a building and open Grain and Hearth! So we are really confident that with just one day of teaching you can pick up the skills needed to bake decent sourdough bread in your home.

The day will include…

  • How to keep a healthy starter (please bring a jar to take some mature starter home with you)

  • Mixing dough

  • Shaping bread

  • Overnight cold fermentation process

  • How to bake in a conventional home oven using a heavy pot

You will share a light lunch together and hot and cold drinks will be provided from the bakery throughout the day

You will go home with at least 4 baked breads and a loaf ready for you to bake the next morning at home. Please feel free to post pics on Instagram tagging us in @grainandhearth with the hashtag #grainandhearthworkshop

You will take home…

  • A selection of baked breads including a rustic sourdough country loaf, bagels, rye loaf, and a ciabatta. *This may vary slightly if we have some seasonal ingredients or speciality grains we want to share with you on the day

  • A gift pack with a bread proving basket, dough scraper, Grain and Hearth tote bag, sourdough handbook with all you need to continue to bake at home