Cooking with Fire: Working with a Wood-Fired Oven - Sourdough Breads, Flatbreads and More
Sunday, October 8 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Level: All levels - min. 4, max. 8 participans
Location: Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen @ Brotbakery, 38 Meade Rd. Fairfax Vermont
Costs: $95 - includes coffee, tea and tasting lunch, plus hands-on instructions and all materials
Instructor: Heike Meyer, owner and bakeress at Brotbakery (see bio in "About Us"),
together with Jens Meyer
Humans have been fascinated by cooking with fire for as long as we learned how to master it. Beautifully baked loaves of sourdough bread, flatbreads, roasted vegetables, slow-cooked beans, pies and so much more - a wood-fired oven is really all you need for your baking and cooking adventures.
In this class we will explore the many types of wood-fired ovens, discuss wood as fuel, necessary tools, and how the ovens work.
Then we move on to the topic of bread making: we'll learn about starting and maintaining a sourdough culture, mixing dough by hand, explore some traditional bread recipes and finally bake some bread in our wood-fired oven. We will also discuss using the full heat cycle of a wood-fired oven, different recipes and techniques for using the oven's extreme heat in the beginning (pizza & flatbread) and the various stages as it slowly cools down to temperatures for roasting vegetables, rustic sourdough country bread, pastries & cakes, and overnight bakes. In the final part of the class we sit down for Q&A and tasting.
You don't need to have a bread oven at home to enjoy this class - many participants come to learn about the possibilties of working with a wood-fired oven or just to gain a better understanding of the process of natural bread baking and cooking with fire. All you need for this class is a love for wood-fired flavors and hands-on baking.
Please be aware of our cancellation policy:
- Full Payment is due upon registering for a class. We understand that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to cancel your course or change the date. Given two weeks or more notice we are happy to offer a full refund.
- If we need to postpone or cancel a class either a full refund will be given, or you can use your payment as a credit towards any future class.
- If you need to cancel last minute - two weeks or less of the class date - a full refund will be offered if we can refill your booking. Otherwise a 50% refund will be issued.