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Sourdough Demonstration

R 850.00

I completed a sourdough course in 2014 in New York with the master baker and author Melissa Weller - Melissa has baked in New York's most celebrated restaurants and bakeries. I came back home and started baking and experimenting with different  techniques and various flour available in South Africa. Over the past 7 years I...

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I completed a sourdough course in 2014 in New York with the master baker and author Melissa Weller - Melissa has baked in New York's most celebrated restaurants and bakeries. I came back home and started baking and experimenting with different  techniques and various flour available in South Africa.

Over the past 7 years I have simplified the process for beginners and have turned what is believed to be complex into a simple process. You will be able to confidently bake a loaf in your own kitchen after 1 demonstration.

My workshops are fun yet thorough and teaches the benefits of slow fermentation.

It's an ideal workshop for beginners!

You will learn:
1. Naturally yeasted sourdough bread
2. The sourdough bread-making process
3. How to harness natural yeast bacteria

4. How to maintain your own starter
5. Making your own time schedule
6. Mixing the dough
7. Fermentation
8. Turning
9. Shaping
10. Proofing
11. Retarding
12. Scoring techniques
13. Baking and cooling
14. Traditional mills in South Africa

15. What to do with your sourdough discard?

The workshop runs once a month on a Saturday morning.

The workshop will include a light lunch and you'll take home your own motherload/starter called "meisie".

DATES FOR 2021 

Saturday, 11 September 2021 (SOLD OUT)

(Includes a light lunch and bread tasting)

Saturday, 9 October 2021
(Includes a light lunch and bread tasting)
Time: 8:30am – 1pm
Venue: My home in leafy Houghton, Johannesburg

Saturday, 13 November 2021
(Includes a light lunch and bread tasting)
Time: 8:30am – 1pm
Venue: My home in leafy Houghton, Johannesburg