Sourdough Bread Workshop Online

Wild Yeast Bread Making

Live via Zoom
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Being tied to home because of Covid19 need not stop you learning. Bee Sustainable has the solution for your ongoing learning despite the social isolation. It’s online Sourdough via Zoom.

Pick up your online sourdough kit from Bee Sustainable on Friday then log on to our live online group class where you will learn how to make sourdough in two and a half hours fully supported.

Join Rick of The Life We Want for the online adaptation of our long running Bee Sustainable sourdough course. Using the ingredients and equipment supplied in your online sourdough kit you will be guided through this age-old process online and introduced to the equipment and skills required to successfully bake a sourdough loaf in your own home.

With a Naturopathic degree and over seven years’ experience teaching Bee Sustainable clients how to bake sourdough, our demonstrator Rick Lavender has a wealth of knowledge to share. Baking sourdough has been a natural response for Rick to the challenge of living a healthy life.

At the conclusion of the workshop you will have a basic understanding of:

  • The theory behind sourdough baking
  • How to look after your own sourdough starter culture
  • What kind of flour to use for the best results
  • The equipment needed to produce a great looking and tasting sourdough tin loaf at home.
  • How to knead sticky dough and survive the experience.
  • What bread dough looks and feels like at its various stages of development.
  • How to bake sourdough bread using a bread tin in a home oven.

During this hands-on workshop you will prepare your own sourdough starter culture. Assuming a Saturday morning scheduling, you will mix and hand knead a batch of sourdough to bake on Sunday, shape and prepare a loaf to bake on Saturday afternoon and observe Rick baking a finished sourdough loaf, all in under two and half hours.

Participants will be limited to 6 to maintain an informal interactive format.

The workshop will include:

  • Comprehensive notes
  • Supporting materials, bread formula
  •  Starter culture
  • Professional quality bread tin and all ingredients required to make your sourdough bread.

You will need to pick up your Online Sourdough Kit on Friday from the Bee Sustainable shop in Brunswick East and keep your Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning free to bake your sourdough loaf.  

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What you will learn
  • Ways to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture, flour to use for the best nutrition and results.
  • Ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more authentic sourdough loaf, equipment needed to produce a great looking and tasting sourdough tin loaf at home.
  • Ways to bake sourdough bread using a bread tin in a home oven, bread dough looks and feels like at its various stages of preparation and development.
What you will get
  • Comprehensive workshop notes.
  • Sourdough starter culture.
  • Discount on a professional quality bread tin.

What to bring
  • A bread tin will be required for this class. You can bring your own (450g size is good) or purchase one at the workshop at a discounted rate.
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)

Appropriate for

Everyone, no experience necessary.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds and Transfer requests incur a $10 administration fee.  

A minimum of 7 days notice is required for refunds and/or transfer requests. Refund and transfer requests with less than 7 days notice (of the scheduled  date) qualify for a 50% refund or credit towards the new date. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice qualify for a 20% discount on the next booking made.

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Terms & Conditions

Participation in Bee Sustainable's classes and workshops are at your own risk. Whilst we take every precaution to take reasonable care of our customers, we acknowledge that bees and the kitchen environment can pose risk, and your attendence at our classes waives our liability for any injuries that occur.

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18 May 2020 • Sourdough Bread Workshop Online

Completed the Sourdough workshop with Rick online due to COVID-19. Rick is an excellent teacher, very patient and clearly knows his craft. I have made two loaves now and both have been a success. Thanks Rick.


17 May 2020 • Sourdough Bread Workshop Online

Great course! Rick was an excellent teacher. He led the class in an engaging way and left us with the necessary skills to make delicious sourdough. Rick also personally came out to drop off a missed kit on a Friday night, so exceptional service! Thanks so much!

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