Workshops

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Please see below for all the workshop details and how to sign up!


Sourdough Bread 101 (Easter Edition!) @ Madawaska Kanu Centre
Saturday April 3rd
One Person $160 (HST incl)
9:30am-10am: Arrive and Welcome
10am-2pm: Course Instruction & Lunch
10-12 participants

This course goes through the basics of sourdough bread baking. It will allow you to mix your own dough from start to finish, as well as learn how to troubleshoot and take care of your starter. 

Bread baking is a journey and hiccups are normal, however with a strong foundation you will know how to assess what went wrong and move forward! Beginners are welcome and amateur bakers will also get something out of this experience. We’ll also be enjoying a homemade seasonal lunch during the workshop!

Heather will also demo a special bread you get to take home for Easter morning 😉

What you will learn:

  • the workings of sourdough bread baking, from mixing, shaping to baking
  • How to bake your bread at HOME
  • How to take care of your starter

Go home with:

  • A loaf to bake at home
  • A healthy bubbly white sourdough starter
  • Your very own Sourdough bread baking notebook for taking notes
  • Ebook full of sourdough info, sourdough starter maintenance, the full method, resources & recipes
  • New knowledge and excitement about baking bread!

***STAY OVERNIGHT AT MKC on Friday April 2nd***

Overnight is $60+HST, Breakfast in the Lodge is $20+HST

Contact me heather@heathershearth.ca for information on accommodations

TO SIGN UP and pay for a workshop please CLICK HERE

Once on the ordering site *Use the blue drop down menu to choose “April Sourdough Bread Workshops @MKC”

 

Sourdough Simplified @ Madawaska Kanu Centre
Sunday April 11th
$240 (HST incl)
9:30am-10am: Arrive and Welcome
10am-3:30pm: Course instruction, Breaks & Lunch
6-8 participants

 

Come and get the full experience of how to bake sourdough bread in a small group. This course allows you to mix your own dough from start to finish, as well as learn how to troubleshoot and take care of your starter. We cover a lot in this time-it will will set you up to bake a loaf at home with success.

There will lots of time to explore ideas and discuss questions and misunderstandings as they come up, as well as extra shaping practice & touching on adding more wholegrain flour to your bread.

Bread baking is a journey and hiccups are normal, however with a strong foundation you will know how to assess what went wrong and move forward! Beginners are welcome and amateur bakers will also get something out of this experience. We’ll also be enjoying a homemade seasonal lunch during the workshop!

What you will learn:

  • the workings of sourdough bread baking, from mixing, shaping to baking
  • How to bake your bread at HOME
  • How to take care of your starter
  • about different flours & grains
  • baking various sourdough breads including classic sourdough, how to add in extra ingredients (seeds, roasted garlic, cheese etc), and how to gradually add in whole wheat flour.

Go home with:

  • A baked loaf to take home
  • A loaf to bake at home
  • A healthy bubbly white sourdough starter
  • Your very own Sourdough bread baking notebook for taking notes
  • Ebook full of sourdough info, sourdough starter maintenance, the full method, resources & recipes
  • New knowledge and excitement about baking bread!

Lunch and refreshments provided.

***STAY OVERNIGHT AT MKC on Saturday April 10th***

Overnight is $60+HST, Breakfast in the Lodge is $20+HST

Contact me heather@heathershearth.ca for information on accommodations or any other questions 🙂

TO SIGN UP and pay for a workshop please CLICK HERE
Once on the ordering site *Use the blue drop down menu to choose “April Sourdough Bread Workshops @MKC”

 

FAQs

What is the main difference between the two different workshops?

Both of the workshops go through the whole sourdough bread process, but Sourdough Bread 101 has a larger group so there won’t be as much individual attention (I always try my best to do so however 🙂 ). In Sourdough Simplified there are fewer people and more time. We practice shaping more than once, you get to go home with more bread to eat and we go more in depth on certain topics. BOTH workshops are amazing, but depending on your budget, your learning style and confidence one might be best for you.

Do I have to know how to bake bread before I take a course?

No! You can be a complete and utter beginner! I teach you everything you need to know and you will go home knowing how to bake sourdough bread no matter your experience.

I have tried baking sourdough bread before with no luck…will this course help?

Yes! I have had multiple students take my course who have tried to bake sourdough bread before-either on their own with a cookbook or from the internet. They have gone on after taking my course to bake sourdough bread with much more success!

I haven’t been able to keep a sourdough starter alive or thriving before. Will this course help me do so?

Yes. I can give you a lot of information and knowledge to help you troubleshoot taking care of your sourdough starter. We spend a fair amount of time on this in both courses because it is the foundation of sourdough baking!

I want to learn how to bake sourdough bread with wholegrain flours? Do you cover this?

Although it isn’t the focus of these workshops, I do talk more about it in Sourdough Simplified and will be doing a demo on it this time. If you are interested in this I suggest you sign up for Sourdough Simplified.

What safety protocols do you have in place?

MKC has a large area for us to be in your own space during most of the workshop. Physical distancing is easily accomplished during instruction. Masks will be required during the workshop except for when you are eating. There are multiple places to wash your hands when needed and we ask that you do not come if you have any symptoms related to Covid-19.