The aim of this experience is to introduce you to the art of making authentic sourdough bread, in a hygienic, socially-distanced, but fun environment here in Boston Road, Henley-on-Thames.
The experience begins at 10.30am in my home (free parking, a 5-minute walk/ short taxi ride from Henley-on-Thames train station). Together we will make our own loaves, using sourdough ferment (the starter), and combining it with strong white bread flour, spelt, water and sea salt.
With the help of a few simple tweaks, we will bake the bread in a standard domestic oven to a professional standard. See guest photos...
I shall show you a little-known, French kneading technique to make light and airy dough quickly and efficiently. You will also learn how to look after your starter, that you will be given to take home, along with your very own fresh-baked, sourdough bread. You will also have a shaped, unbaked loaf to take home which can be baked the next day in your own home - a great way to impress friends and family.
During lunch we will enjoy some fresh-baked sourdough, paired with a selection of cheese, charcuterie and wine.
The experience will take place in a large kitchen that is only used for baking bread. With places limited to four people the one-metre distance rule can easily be respected, while still allowing for thorough participation in the experience itself.
Other things to note
No experience necessary. Please notify me of specific dietary requirement in advance.