After arrival and introductions, we'll start the process by showing you how to properly slash your dough and get it into the oven. this will allow our first loaves to bake and cool in time for sampling, because who wants to attend a sourdough class and not get to eat any of it? :) Next, we'll begin the process of mixing ingredients, going over the recipe and process. during the periods when the dough will be resting ill conduct a demonstration for a fun live cultured beverage, you can make at home or simply enjoy it during the baking class. Since there is so much time involved in producing a loaf, I'll be moving along with the steps as quickly as we can and spending most of the time between processes answering questions and explaining the why behind the techniques. classes typically last between 3-4 hours so light refreshments will be served throughout the class. You will leave class with, starter, instruction printout, a loaf of bread to bake the next and a bread proofing basket.
The last three years I've been baking sourdough bread for my family and within the last year it's gone from being a hobby to more of an obsession:) Sourdough is such a lost art and tends to be intimidating for even experienced bakers. I want to help you avoid a lot of the pitfalls and mistakes I've made and show you how approachable the entire sourdough experience actually is. After all, It's the oldest form of bread baking there is!
Selection of local cheeses
Homemade cultured beverages, Coffee that we roast ourselves
All the equipment you'll need for the class.
My house is located on the outskirts of Lancaster city Pennsylvania. If you're looking for great places for dining out during your stay in Lancaster I'd love to give you suggestions. My husband and I have spent the past few years hitting up most of the restaurants in Lancaster and we've found our little city to be quite the gold mine for dining.
Artisan Sourdough Bread Workshop