Everyday Sourdough: The Online Course Level One
We believe firmly that the best loaf of bread you can make is the one you actually do!
This course is for people who want to make sourdough bread in a way that fits with your everyday, busy life. While we cover the science and technicalities of sourdough, at the heart of our course is simple, delicious bread you can make when you need it.
Maybe you have always wanted to try your hand at sourdough bread baking, but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you tried it, but your starter went off or your bread resembled something more like a brick?
This online course is for you. Over the course of 3 lessons, we will cover the basics of sourdough bread baking, and importantly, how to get it to work with a busy life, because the best bread is the one that you actually make.
The first two lessons will be based on my go-to sourdough recipe, we will spend time honing this basic recipe, before we go on to some tips and recipes for using sourdough in other recipes and making a bread recipe of your own.
This course is very much grounded in how to make sourdough work with your busy life - from troubleshooting your starter, giving you tips for maintaining a starter on a schedule that suits you and using your starter when you don’t want to make bread.
Lesson One: Getting Started
Introduction to sourdough - making friends with yeast and bacteria
Equipment and ingredients
Its Alive!! Starting a starter (and keeping it that way)
Lesson Two: Baking Basics
A Sourdough Schedule for Real Life
Stretch and Fold
Making it your own
Lesson Three: Recipes
Kevin’s Cinnamon Rolls
Recipes for when you don’t want to make bread (pancakes, scones and tortillas)
Super Sour Wholemeal
The lessons are hosted in our Gartur Stitch Farm School on Mighty Networks and include a mix of written, photographed and video step by steps. Each lesson will also include a printable PDF.
If you would like, you can buy the course in conjunction with a sourdough kit - this includes a ready-made starter, a banneton, bowl scraper, razor for scoring, small recipe book, bread saver bag and a bag of my favourite flour. However, we will also cover sourcing the key tools and ingredients if you are outside of the UK or prefer to source your own. Scroll down to select the course + kit bundle.
When you order, you will receive an email containing the link to create your account for our school on Mighty Networks. Upon purchase, you will get instant, full access to the course to work through at your own pace. Please be sure to save the login details somewhere safe.
Step by step instructions for joining the network are available here.
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Find out more about gifting an online course from Gartur Stitch Farm School here.