Annual conference
Course details

Bread Matters sourdough special

Starts: 22 February 2014 10:00
Ends: 23 February 2014 16:00

Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, near Edinburgh

This course is for

  • people with some breadmaking experience who have become fascinated with sourdough and want to know all about it
  • near beginners who don’t want to waste time with yeasted breads when sourdough seems to offer everything they want in bread (but who may have been confused by over-complicated recipes) 
  • former Bread Matters students who’ve had a taste of the sour stuff on a basic course and need a proper fix
  • cooks, chefs and other food workers who want to broaden their baking experience

You will learn

  • how to start and maintain sourdoughs made from several types of flour with no fuss (so no pointless ‘feeding’)
  • to manage the cycle of refreshment and use over various timescales that fit easily with bakers’ actual lives
  • about the interactions of natural yeasts and lactic acid bacteria and how to manage acidity and proof time
  • about the role of sourdough bacteria in modifying proteins and the importance of this for dough structure, eating quality and digestibility
  • how to handle high water content sourdough breads to enjoy wonderfully chewy results

You will make and take home

  • six or seven different sourdough products and starters to continue the process indefinitely

You will also get

  • a signed copy of Bread Matters by Andrew Whitley
  • coffee, lunch and tea (all organic, with much of the food grown on the Macbiehill smallholding)
  • a three-course dinner on the first evening (partners or friends can come too, for an extra charge)

20% discount on any course booked and paid for in full before 30th September 2013. Please telephone 01968 660 449 or email Andrew@breadmatters.com to book and quote your Soil Association Membership Number to get your discount.

Please visit our website for further details: www.breadmatters.com



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