Fire & Sourdough:

Baking artisan breads in a wood-fired oven
Date Sunday, June 18, 2021
Time 10 AM to 2 PM
Level All levels / min. 4, max. 8 participants  
Costs $140
Location Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen, 38 Meade Rd. Fairfax Vermont

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Join us for our bread baking summer class, all in the wood fired oven. In this class we will cover all the basics of natural bread baking with a sourdough culture while taking the nature and character of wood fired ovens into account - and try out a lot of different bread recipes, from ancient flatbreads to rustic sourdough loaves and delicious, dark rye Pumpernickel.

Humans have been baking bread with fire since 8000 BC and it has not changed much since then. The basic ingredients - flour, water, salt and a live bread culture - are stil the same today, but baking in a wood fired oven requires some knowledge of how to work with them. In this workshop we'll learn about mixing techniques by hand, hydration and proper dough handling depending on the grain. We will also use heirloom varieties of grain, inlcuding rye and spelt. This is a perfect class for everybody who wants to learn more about natural bread baking with a starter culture while using a traditional and truly ancient form of baking, the wood fired oven.

We will work with Brotbakery's wood-fired oven, and topics include firing techniques, temperature control, steaming and adjusting your dough recipes. Different types of ovens will be discussed and participants will get to load bread in the oven at the end of the class for tasting.

We conclude with a flatbread tasting from the wood-fired oven and every participant will go home with a sourdough culture to start her/his bread baking adventure at home.

 Baking artisan breads in a wood-fired oven
Event Date
Sun, Jul 18 2021, 10am - 2pm
Cancellation Policy

Please be aware of our class & 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 one week 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 - one week or less of the class date -  a full refund minus Eventbrite fees (6% of ticket price) will be offered if we can refill your booking. Otherwise no refund can be issued, but we can offer a class credit; valid for 3 years.

- If you need to cancel 24 hours before class no refund can be issued.

COVID-19 Pandemic Notes:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic participants we will practice social distancing during all our classes. This means that classes can be held fully or partially outside and/or participants may be required to wear face coverings at all times during the event. We will continue to follow the guidelines of the Vermont Department of Health when holding our classes. Participants from out-of-state should be aware of the current quarantine requirements when traveling to Vermont. Classes can be re-scheduled or canceled and will be fully refunded should this be necessary.