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Sourdough workshops

Introduction to sourdough bread 

The perfect course for those who with no previous experience in sourdough baking or those who would like to build on their knowledge of baking sourdough at home. Adam, Grain & Hearth owner and head baker, will be spending the day with you in small groups of no more than 10 participants to make sure you get loads of hands on experience of each part of the process.

  • Sunday February 2nd 2020

  • Sunday April 26th 2020

  • Sunday June 28th 2020

  • Sunday July 26th 2020

  • Sunday October 4th 2020

  • Sunday November 8th 2020

All dates are 10:00am - 4:00pm

More about the workshop

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 & 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

We will share a light lunch together and hot and cold drinks will be provided from the bakery throughout the day
Please feel free to post pics on Instagram tagging us in @grainandhearth with the hashtag #grainandhearthworkshop

You will take home…

  • At least four baked breads and a loaf ready for you to bake the next morning at home. These will include a rustic sourdough country loaf, bagels, rye loaf, and a ciabatta. Note: 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 & Hearth tote bag and a sourdough handbook with all you need to continue to bake at home

Investment: £150
*We are offering one ‘pay what you can’ place on each course for those whose circumstances make it less financially accessible. Please email us to talk it through*