Introduction to Sourdough Bread


Are you mystified by the process of making your own sourdough? Let me guide you through the basics using my sourdough starter and simple organic ingredients to make a range of delicious breads.

This full day sourdough course is aimed at those who love sourdough and have little or no experience in bread / sourdough making. This class focusses on gluten based breads only.

Maximum class size 4.

If your chosen course date is not bookable this means it is full. Drop me a line to be kept on the waiting list in case a space becomes available. Alternatively get in touch if you are a small group and would like to discuss a course for a specific date.

Class times 9:30 – 15.30 weekdays / 10.00 -16:00 weekends


Love sourdough? Mystified by making your own? Join me on this introductory course where you will learn to make a loaf to be proud of, and develop a good understanding of the key processes involved in making sourdough.

During the course we will:

  • Make a range of sourdough loaves using simple organic ingredients.
  • Practice stretching, folding and shaping techniques.
  • Have a go at scoring dough.
  • Discuss the rise of Real Bread and the history of sourdough.
  • Consider your starters’ needs.
  • Look at troubleshooting when things go wrong.
  • Use essential equipment and consider alternatives.

At the end of your course you will:

  • Have a collection of bakes that you have created to bring home with you.
  • Receive a starter pot with some of my starter, to get you going.
  • Have a printed or digital copy of all recipes used in class.
  • Be given guidance notes to maintain your starter and helpful tips.
  • Receive a suggested book list, plus other useful resources.

Things to note

  • Class times 9:30 – 15.30 weekdays / 10.00 -16:00 weekends
  • A light home cooked lunch will be served during your day, as well as refreshments.
  • Class sizes are small, no more than 4 participants to ensure you gain individual attention and have time to ask questions
  • Suitable for beginner’s. No previous experience in bread or baking is expected.
  • All students are actively encouraged to roll their sleeves up and get sticky and floury.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Booking your class

  • If you are booking for a small group or team and would like a specific date, get in touch to discuss.
  • Please familiarise yourself with my terms and conditions, specifically the amendments or cancellation of a class booking.

Gift Booking

  • If you have a gift voucher and want to book your course date please get in touch on with a copy of your gift voucher.
  • If you want to buy this course as a gift and would like to give a gift voucher please get in touch with the details (name, postal address / email of the recipient) to allowing 2-3 days for this to be actioned.




Get in touch to discuss your needs, stating the date of your event, the number of people, and your preferred choice of bakes. Please allow as much notice as possible to ensure I can accommodate your needs.

Bakery orders to be placed by 5pm 2 days before the listed baking date

Additional information

Sourdough Intro

Sat 24th Feb 24, Sat 27th April 24, Fri 21st June


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