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Sourdough Baking-short course
Sourdough Baking-short course
Sourdough Baking-short course
Sourdough Baking-short course
Sourdough Baking-short course

The idea of running a short sourdough baking workshop may seem totally crazy. Consider this a deconstructed baking session where you will learn all the steps required for preparing and baking a sourdough loaf, but not necessarily in the right order.

Course Details

Ottavia is an expert baker and has a passion for making sourdough.

Thanks to a simple structure already tested to suit busy home bakers you can familiarise with all the practical and theoretical aspects of using a natural leaven to bake at home the most delicious and healthy loaves, but most of all you will realise how simple sourdough baking can be, even without professional ovens or equipment. 

Three hours is all it takes to mix, fold and shape a sourdough loaf, ready for an overnight proving, during which the baker can take a well deserved rest. The sourdough buildup to prepare the dough has equally been left to ferment overnight, without much input from the baker. Consider this a deconstructed baking session where you will see all the steps required for preparing and baking a sourdough loaf, but not necessarily in the right order. 

You will:

* prepare a sourdough buildup,

* mix leaven, water, flour and salt to make a dough and fold it during bulk fermentation

* divide the dough, pre-shape and shape the loaf and place it into a proving basket

* bake two loaves that have been prepared in advance

* work in pairs (it is more fun)

* learn how to change the recipe to vary the bread you bake

* learn how to time kneading, proving and baking around a busy day

* We will make dips and salad to eat with the bread

You will take home a detailed recipe and your loaf in its proving basket ready to bake and a jar of sourdough starter for your next loaf.

This evening course includes your own wicker proving basket.

Just to say how much I enjoyed the Sourdough Class last night. Ottavia is such an inspiring and enthusiastic teacher, I learnt so much.

Great, inspiring and made everything seem easy!

The bread was delicious and I'm really looking forward to baking my own loaf tomorrow.

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Dietary Suitability
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free

This course is suitable for vegans but not suitable for those who are intolerant to wheat and gluten. We will happily cater for those who have other special dietary requirements. Please let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.

Skill Level
  •   Beginner

Ottavia Mazzoni

About the tutor

Ottavia Mazzoni, of 'Ottavia in Cucina', grew up in Italy, and moved to Bath in 2000, after several years spent working as an engineer. When she decided upon a career change in 2010, she started teaching Italian cookery and baking classes as a way to share her passion for homely seasonal and uncomplicated food. Her mission is to inspire people to cook more from scratch and to realise that you do not need to be a chef to make something wholesome and delicious. She also wants more people to find out how to recreate authentic Italian flavours, firmly rooted in the traditions of each region, starting from her home town of Bologna in Emilia Romagna.