We will: Make bread dough, discuss grains, seeds, flour types, hydration, salt and the importance of weights and measures. You will learn how to make and maintain a sour dough starter. You will learn to shape loaves ready for baking and set them aside in bannetons. We stretch and fold dough, discuss auto laise and the chemical processes at play. Then you will learn how to use a lune to cut loaves and peel loaves into the oven. We look at the relationship between temp, hydration, time and yeast activity. You will learn how to use a cast iron camp oven to bake great bread at home in your gas or electric oven. We will discuss brick oven construction, lighting the fire, wood types, length of burn, hazards etc. After removing the bread from the oven we will enjoy a morning tea of fresh bread with seasonal toppings like fresh herbs , and butter and jam with good coffee and tea. Wrap your loaf to take home. Clean up while we chat and answer questions. .12.00
I am a qualified chef and teacher. Recently I ran my own wood fired eatery for 6 years and worked as a wood fired baker at the Bruny island cheese co for 7. Some of my earliest memories were of my Father who loved making bread and beer. His passion for fermentation and growing food came from his father, and it has rubbed off again. For two hours each bake day I make sourdough bread for my roadside stall. I love the alchemy of wild yeast, water, flour and fire. I have fired a brick oven at least 4000 times. Speaks for itself really. On the days I don't bake I garden. I love sharing what I do. I grow a huge garden (just like Dad)
Morning Tea of good coffee and fine tea with home made bread, butter and toppings. Bread to take home.
Aprons, and all utensils needed for the class.
It's a short ferry ride from Tasmania to Bruny Island, known for its rugged coastline great oysters, and cheese. Wind 2.5 km down our private road through tall native forest to our water front home and sourdough studio. Experience the quiet beauty for which southern Tasmania is famous while knocking out some great sour dough. Our purpose built wood fired oven and huge marble work bench are perfect for teaching bread making
Sourdough class with the Bruny Baker