What you will do
Workshop | 2 Focaccia and leaven ( sourdough)
We will learn about, practice and discuss, using different grades of flour. You will gain an understanding of hydration rates ( the amount of water used in relation to flour ) and start to understand how this affects finished dough and bread textures.
Plus- full instructions for building your starter (made last week) in-to a production leaven ready for you first sourdough.
Series 1 | Bread & Dough Workshops in ‘Series |1 Bread & Dough’ - consists of three blocks-each one building on the next to create a stable and balanced set of skills, for you to advance from.
We will talk through, mix, shape and bake a variety of breads using methods and techniques that will serve you well for years to come. Each week you will go home with two items made entirely yourself from mix to bake* and each dough you are taught can be endlessly adapted at home to your personal taste and made your own.
As well as being taught to prepare two different doughs in each block, you will also gain all the tools you need by the end of ‘Series |1 Bread & Dough’ to go on to make your own naturally leavened breads at home, such as a classic Rye Sourdough.
By the end of the first workshop you will create your very own natural starter to take home and nurture. Week two we will talk through the steps of turning your starter into a working leaven, so that by week three we will be able to talk through and troubleshoot your first home bakes.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Addapo | Add a pinch of...
Marcia is a professionally trained baker, having worked for several years using predominantly natural leavens and organic stoneground flours. As such she is has a great deal of experience making and using natural leaven (Sourdough starters) as well as shaping and baking the finished loaves of breads. She has worked with everything from 100% German Ryes, to soft open-crumbed Sourdoughs.
When she is not teaching one of our workshops across London, she can be found facilitating school based gardening and family intervention workshops, centred around healthy eating, both growing and cooking for ‘Grow your own Playground’ and 'Lessons in Loaf London'.
Marcia runs our ‘Addapo’ workshops for both adults and children, specialising in bread, baked goods and pasta. There is not much she does not know about dough!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.