***If a class is full please Email Rachael [email protected] to be added to the waiting list ***
Friday 16th July 2021
9.30am – 4.30pm
Class size: up to 7
Everyone is welcome in any of the classes but you’ll really enjoy this class if you have some experience of baking bread using commercial yeast or have tried sourdough in the past.
Sourdough Breads are everything a really good bread should be : rich in flavour with an open crumb and a deep, crispy crust. Longer, slower fermentation using a starter rather than commercial yeast is undeniably more tricky to start with, but it’s well worth the effort.
You will mix two different doughs and bake three types of loaf, learning how to knead and shape high hydration dough, use bannetons, baking stones, steam and scoring. The day is a little slower, a little more relaxed than the other bread classes. Because baking sourdough is a long process, the emphasis is not on how many breads you can bake in a day, but on understanding each stage of the process and making sure you’ve “cracked it”!
9.30am Coffee and a chat about your baking experience and what you’d like out of the day
12 ish Second breakfast to keep you going
2.30pm Lunch in the dining room with a glass of wine and the first taste of your own bread
4.30pm Aim to finish. Times vary depending on experience, conversation and the weather!
What to bring: Just yourself, your questions and a smile. All equipment, aprons, ingredients, recipes, refreshments and lunch are included.
What you’ll take home:
A BIG bag of your bread
Bakery Bits voucher & bench knife
The skills, knowledge and confidence to bake at home
No. 1 The Courtyard, Lion Street, Abergavenny NP7 5PE
Tel: 07977 511337