The Nerd Series: Sourdough Breads From The Wood-Fired Oven

Sunday, June 23 from 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM 

Level:        All levels - min. 4, max. 8 participans
Location:   Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen @ Brotbakery, 38 Meade Rd. Fairfax Vermont
Costs:       $125 - includes refreshments and tasting lunch from the wood-fired oven, plus hands-on instructions and all materials
Instructors: Heike Meyer, baking / Jens Meyer, wood-fired oven management

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, pastries 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, fire and how different ovens work.

Then we move on to the topic of bread making: we'll learn about breads with a natural sourdough culture, mixing dough, explore some traditional bread recipes and finally bake our hand-made bread in the wood-fired oven. Here we will explore using the full heat cycle of a wood-fired oven, using the oven's extreme heat in the beginning (flatbread & sourdough breads) and the various stages as it slowly cools down to temperatures for rustic rye breads, roasting vegetables, pastries & cakes, and overnight bakes. In the final part of the class we sit down for our wood-fired oven tastings and a Q&A.

You don't need to have a bread oven at home to enjoy this class - many participants come to learn about the possibilities 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 cooking with fire, wood-fired flavors and hands-on baking and a desire to dig deeper into the art and science of baking with fire.


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 - one week or less of the class date -  a full refund will be offered if we can refill your booking. Otherwise no refund will be issued.

Event Date: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:30pm