Introduction to Sourdough & Slow Fermentation

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The Artisan Bakehouse

Horsebridge Common

Location address: Steyning, BN44 3AL
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Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £150
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Come and learn the magic of sourdough with internationally renowned baker & author, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou. Emmanuel's sourdough bread has won Soil Association Organic Food Awards so be prepared to be inspired by his skill and enthusiasm. Making the perfect sourdough can be challenging but with Emmanuel's expert guidance & expertise you will learn the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to return home and recreate delicious, pure and nutritious loaves. He will guide you through the magic of wild yeast, making a starter culture and how to refresh it and care for it long after you have left the workshop. During the day you will make a range of breads including: Ciabatta Caraway rye White sourdough You will also enjoy making your own sourdough pizza to enjoy with salads for lunch. The day is very hands-on with places limited to 8 to ensure everyone gets personal attention. You will also be able to experience baking bread in our traditional wood-fired oven (although Emmanuel will demonstrate how a home oven can work just as well) The workshop starts promptly at 10am (Arrive anytime from 9.30am for tea/coffee and homemade cookies) and will run through until 4.30/5pm latest. Includes all refreshments, a homemade two-course lunch with wine, beer or soft drinks and afternoon tea/coffee. There is no need to bring anything with you as everything you need for the day is provided and you will take home all the bread (and starter) that you have made together with the recipes and instructions. Signed copies of Emmanuel's books will be available to buy on the day: How to Make Bread (Guild of Food Writers Award) Making Bread Together How to Make Sourdough *If you would like to have a printable gift voucher for this course after booking, simply click on the Contact Mentor button and request one. We will then promptly send you an email with a printable voucher attached.
About your mentor
The Artisan Bakehouse
Horsebridge Common
This workshop is led by our master-baker Emmanuel. Emmanuel is totally passionate about teaching bread making. Originally from South Africa, where he trained, he has worked all around the world. In the UK for Gordon Ramsey, the Savoy, Flour Power City Bakery, Daylesford Organics and Judges Bakery in Hastings, where he now lives. In Germany, he mastered the art of world-class stollen. While at Daylesford, the award-winning organic farm shop in Oxfordshire, he won a Soil Association Organic Food Award, with several other bread creations earning the Highly Commended award. Bread is his passion! ---------------------- The Artisan Bakehouse is an independent family-owned and run business; the passion and vision of husband and wife team Les & Louise Nicholson. The Artisan Bakehouse comprises beautiful 16th-century cottages, pretty gardens & woodlands. Our vision has always been to embrace the tranquil location here and to create an experience where people can learn to make delicious bread & foods and to spend time enjoying local seasonal Sussex produce, relaxing and restoring themselves in this idyllic location. We look forward to meeting you personally and together with our friendly and dedicated team, will do all we can to make sure your time here is special and memorable. We fell in love with this magical place and never want to leave: we want you to feel the same too!
Learning aims
Aim 1
Learn how to make a starter culture and how to refresh it and care for it long after you have left the workshop.
Aim 3
How to use a wood-fired oven to bake your bread.
Aim 5
Learn how to make traditional sourdough base pizza and how to cook it in a wood-fired oven, as well as how to cook it at home in an oven.
Aim 2
Learn how to knead, prove, shape and slash dough.
Aim 4
Learn how to make your own ciabatta, caraway rye and white sourdough bread from scratch.
Pricing information
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Where we'll be
No.1-3 Horsebridge Cottages, Horsebridge Common, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3AL
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First Aid Training
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