Sourdough Bread Baking

Set your taste buds free and learn how to bake sourdough bread.

Sourdough bread loaves

Workshop details

This one-day, eight-hour workshop runs on the following dates in 2023:

Sat 4 Feb or
Sun 19 Mar or
Sat 29 Apr or
Sat 20 May or
Sat 22 Jul or
Sun 17 Sep or
Sat 18 Nov or
Sun 3 Dec

All days run from 9am – 5pm

CERES Brunswick, corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria

Concession available

Nothing smells better than freshly baked bread, but have you ever baked your own?
Suitable for beginners or those looking to up their skills, our hands-on Sourdough Bread Baking workshop will see you become an expert in the techniques that govern sourdough bread making in a domestic.
On the day you’ll:
  • Make a variety of different breads – gaining the skills and confidence to make your own at home.
  • Enjoy some of your very own handmade pizza for lunch.
  • Take home some leaven to get you started baking bread at home.

Ken Hercott grew up on a wheat farm in the Mallee, Victoria. He started baking at home using flour milled on farm, then took his passion to the US to work under master baker Richard Bourdon, alongside Chad Robertson.

Returning to Austalia, Ken then worked with John Downes (the legend of Australian sourdough) at Newrybar and then at the Natural Tucker Bakery. There he honed his skills using a wood-fired oven. Ken’s passion for sourdough bread also led him to Europe, where he baked and taught at Fattoria Barbialla Nuova, in Tuscany.

What will I learn?

  • How to make your own bread at home
  • Expert tips and tricks on how to make sourdough
  • How to make your own handmade pizzas

What will I get?

  • Handmade pizzas for lunch
  • Recipes
  • Your own bread to take home and some leaven

What should I bring?

  • Your favourite pizza toppings. CERES will provide the passata and cheese
  • One loaf-sized tin ideally measuring 22cm long, 11cm, wide and 8cm high
  • A clean wide-mouthed glass jar to take home your leaven
  • Apron
  • Two tea towels

What should I wear?

  • Enclosed footwear and long hair tied back.

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.

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