Sourdough classes at Cookery School, London W1

My next “hands-on” sourdough baking class at Cookery School, Little Portland Street, London W1 will be on Thursday 31st October 2013.

I will also be arranging classes for early 2014, and Cookery School can take bookings or put you on the waiting list, and provide you with a gift certificate, if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the sourdough baker in your life!

Classes start at 9.00am sharp, and run till approximately 4.30pm, and will cover all the stages from making and keeping a healthy leaven through to the finished loaves coming out of the oven. We’ll look at different aspects of sourdough baking, and how best to use your leaven at home, and work together on how to create that perfect result. There is also time to talk about your own baking with me, either over the traditional Cookery School lunch, or at the end of the day, and to tackle any problems you may be having with your sourdough baking.

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Australian-inspired baking: the easiest white loaf




Making bread at home reminds you of those characteristics that make for a great crust and crumb, and I know that with this knowledge you’ll develop even more affection for the great bakeries out there. Here in this video I tell you a little about Australian wheat, the benefits of searching out and using good flour, and allowing time to do the work. Along with that you get to see Michael James at Movida bakery, and The Green Grocer in Fitzroy, one of my favorite Melbourne food shops.