Basic Sourdough Bread

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5.0 | 13 reviews

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Food & Drink

Event Overview

Do you love crusty, sourdough bread and want to try your hand at making your own? Are you an experienced baker looking to learn the nuances of sourdough? If so, please join me as we explore together the process of creating a simple, no knead sourdough bread from scratch!

We'll start with a brief discussion about caring for sourdough starter and creating leaven. Next, we'll mix up our bread dough with five simple ingredients, discuss the importance of flours, learn the no-knead technique, and get a brief preview of the various stages of the proofing process. Finally, we will score and bake prepared loaves and see how we can get a beautiful, crusty loaf even in a conventional home oven.

Enjoy the satisfaction of creating something truly nourishing - break your own delicious sourdough bread with family and friends! I look forward to baking with you!

What's Provided

We will provide all the necessary ingredients and equipment to complete our baking. There will also be instructional handouts to reference during the class which you can take home, along with your very own sourdough starter!

Please Note

This experience has a minimum of 3 students required to go forward. You'll be notified if it is below minimum 7 days in advance. If the minimum is not met 24 hours before the event, you’ll have the option to pay the difference for a private event amount, transfer to another date or Dabble experience, or receive a refund.

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Location
Harmony Hills Farm
2039 Toelke Lane,
Leslie , MO , 63056

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Baker Brian

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Brian has been baking sourdough bread for almost two years, ever since arriving in St. Louis in January, 2014. Inspired by the techniques of Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery fame and the elegant food writing of Micheal Pollen, he went from a primal no grain diet to passionate home baker. It wasn't long before he was inundating his friends and family with loaf after loaf of sourdough goodness.

Passionate about all things nourishing, he is ready to share his baking experiences with the greater St. Louis community.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Scott K.
    Reviewed on 11/29/16

    very fun and informative. you get everything you need to start baking on your own. There is lots of room to explore and adjust techniques to make different flavors or styles of sourdough. Great skill to acquire.

    very fun and informative. you get everything you need to start baking on your own. There is lots of room to explore and adjust techniques to make different flavors or styles of sourdough. Great skill to acquire.

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    T E.
    Reviewed on 10/09/16

    Basic Sourdough Bread class with Brian was excellent! I went to class with some knowledge (and a few failed attempts) at "no-knead" sour dough bread making. Brian did an excellent job of sharing his knowledge and his obvious passion for bread making with step by step instructions - from starter to baking to finally tasting - for making that perfect artisan loaf! Brian is very generious with his knowledge and his time during the class. The class size is small (4 students) and well organized so to maximize hands on experience by all attendees throughout the 2 hour breadmaking adventure. Not only did I leave the class with some of Brian's sourdough starter and recipe but also with the knowledge and confidence to fix mistakes made in my previous baking attempts. This is a must attend class for anyone interested in learning the steps and very important techniques for sourdough bread making. I look forward to attending more bread making classes with Brian in the future.

    Basic Sourdough Bread class with Brian was excellent! I went to class with some knowledge (and a few failed attempts) at "no-knead" sour dough bread making. Brian did an excellent job of sharing his knowledge and his obvious passion for bread making with step by step instructions - from starter to baking to finally tasting - for making that perfect artisan loaf! Brian is very generious with his knowledge and his time during the class. The class size is small (4 students) and well organized so to maximize hands on experience by all attendees throughout the 2 hour breadmaking adventure. Not only did I leave the class with some of Brian's sourdough starter and recipe but also with the knowledge and confidence to fix mistakes made in my previous baking attempts. This is a must attend class for anyone interested in learning the steps and very important techniques for sourdough bread making. I look forward to attending more bread making classes with Brian in the future.

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    Laura A.
    Reviewed on 09/19/16

    I've been experimenting with my own sourdough for a few months now and this class was so informative! Brian's class helped me hone in on techniques I have really struggles with like shaping and what to look for during the turn process. To make the process approachable the class was super well organized with a recipe and timeline handout and hands on work at each step of the process. I had a really great time creating amazing artisan sourdough and got to take home a little piece of starter to get back into it at home in my own kitchen. I highly recommend and will definitely stay tuned for more classes from this teacher :)

    I've been experimenting with my own sourdough for a few months now and this class was so informative! Brian's class helped me hone in on techniques I have really struggles with like shaping and what to look for during the turn process. To make the process approachable the class was super well organized with a recipe and timeline handout and hands on work at each step of the process. I had a really great time creating amazing artisan sourdough and got to take home a little piece of starter to get back into it at home in my own kitchen. I highly recommend and will definitely stay tuned for more classes from this teacher :)

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    Michelle F.
    Reviewed on 06/20/16

    Baker Brian is an excellent teacher. He sets the class up kind of like a cooking show, where he prepares loaves at various stages of the breadmaking process so you can see all the steps within 2 hours. He gives out really great handouts to take home that detail all the steps of breadmaking. We also got to take home some sourdough starter! Brian's a great host and a great teacher, and the bread is next-level delicious.

    Baker Brian is an excellent teacher. He sets the class up kind of like a cooking show, where he prepares loaves at various stages of the breadmaking process so you can see all the steps within 2 hours. He gives out really great handouts to take home that detail all the steps of breadmaking. We also got to take home some sourdough starter! Brian's a great host and a great teacher, and the bread is next-level delicious.

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    Erica P.
    Reviewed on 06/19/16

    It was a very informative class, and Brian timed everything perfectly with multiple loafs so that we got to see all stages of the process within two hours. We also ate bread and got to take some home along with a bread starter! They were also lovely people.

    It was a very informative class, and Brian timed everything perfectly with multiple loafs so that we got to see all stages of the process within two hours. We also ate bread and got to take some home along with a bread starter! They were also lovely people.

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    Sam C.
    Reviewed on 05/15/16

    My wife and I really enjoyed Brian's bread-making course and we're excited to try out our new skills!

    My wife and I really enjoyed Brian's bread-making course and we're excited to try out our new skills!

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    Emily T.
    Reviewed on 04/03/16

    This class was an amazing way to spend a Saturday afternoon! My fiancé and I had a chance to attend Brian's class this past weekend and had a blast. We learned a lot about the science of bread making and had a chance to hands-on experience the process. By the end of class, we had helped make a beautiful loaf of bread which we got to taste! I've baked breads before, but nothing like this. Excited to take what we learned and make more and more bread!!

    This class was an amazing way to spend a Saturday afternoon! My fiancé and I had a chance to attend Brian's class this past weekend and had a blast. We learned a lot about the science of bread making and had a chance to hands-on experience the process. By the end of class, we had helped make a beautiful loaf of bread which we got to taste! I've baked breads before, but nothing like this. Excited to take what we learned and make more and more bread!!

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    Ron R.
    Reviewed on 04/03/16

    Very good teacher, hence instructive class. Would recommend this class highly to anyone wanting to learn the basics of sour dough bread making.

    Very good teacher, hence instructive class. Would recommend this class highly to anyone wanting to learn the basics of sour dough bread making.

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    Lauren L.
    Reviewed on 03/22/16

    Two of my friends and I took Brian's class this past weekend. None of us had much experience with sourdough baking. Brian's hands-on demonstration was very informative and we had a really fun time. We left with our own starter and Brian's tried and true instructions. If you have any interest in trying your hand at sourdough, I would highly recommend this class. It is apparent that Brian really enjoys sharing his craft and the results are delicious!

    Two of my friends and I took Brian's class this past weekend. None of us had much experience with sourdough baking. Brian's hands-on demonstration was very informative and we had a really fun time. We left with our own starter and Brian's tried and true instructions. If you have any interest in trying your hand at sourdough, I would highly recommend this class. It is apparent that Brian really enjoys sharing his craft and the results are delicious!

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    Danielle M.
    Reviewed on 02/28/16

    Brian is extremely knowledgable not only about breads in general but about the process and tools needed to execute the perfect loaf. The instruction was clear, the hand-out was very helpful and detailed and his attitude towards his craft and students attending is strong. Learning from Brian was fun, engaging and beneficial; I look forward to taking more classes with him and seeing what he pulls out of the oven next!

    Brian is extremely knowledgable not only about breads in general but about the process and tools needed to execute the perfect loaf. The instruction was clear, the hand-out was very helpful and detailed and his attitude towards his craft and students attending is strong. Learning from Brian was fun, engaging and beneficial; I look forward to taking more classes with him and seeing what he pulls out of the oven next!

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    Kathleen R.
    Reviewed on 02/14/16

    Brian was a fantastic teacher! My husband and I totally enjoyed the class. Brian is very passionate about bread and bread making which left us inspired to go home and start baking. I learned so much!

    Brian was a fantastic teacher! My husband and I totally enjoyed the class. Brian is very passionate about bread and bread making which left us inspired to go home and start baking. I learned so much!

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    Cristina C.
    Reviewed on 01/31/16

    I purchased this class for my husband. When I asked him how it went he said, "It was fantastic". He is a man of few words - but he loved it!

    I purchased this class for my husband. When I asked him how it went he said, "It was fantastic". He is a man of few words - but he loved it!

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    Lee L.
    Reviewed on 01/30/16

    Nothing short of fantastic!!!! We covered every stop of the process, yet still got to sample our 'work' due to Brian's time travel mojo! Looking forward to the next class!

    Nothing short of fantastic!!!! We covered every stop of the process, yet still got to sample our 'work' due to Brian's time travel mojo! Looking forward to the next class!

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