CANCELLED - Fire & Sourdough:

Date Sunday, September 20, 2020
Time 11 AM to 4 PM - please note that THIS CLASS IS BEING HELD OUTSIDE
Level All levels but basic knowledge of bread baking with sourdough is helpful
min. 4, max. 6 participans  
Costs $140 per person, includes refreshments and bread tastings, hands-on instructions and all materials
Location Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen, 38 Meade Rd. Fairfax Vermont


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 bread tasting and every participant will go home with a sourdough culture to start her/his bread baking adventure at home.

THIS CLASS IS BEING HELD OUTSIDE  - please prepare for the weather and bring layers 



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 one weeks or less of the class date a full refund will be offered if we can refill your booking from the waitlist. Otherwise we will not issue a refund but you are welcome to use your credit for another class.
- if you need to cancel within 48 hours of class no refund can be issued

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Baking artisan breads in a wood-fired oven