Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

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We all know that nothing smells better than home baked bread but have you ever baked your own? In this hands on workshop you will learn about all the techniques which govern sourdough bread baking in a domestic oven. You will make a variety of different breads and gain the skills and confidence to bake your own bread at home. Come bake bread plus enjoy your handmade pizzas for lunch! Everyone gets to take home bread and some leaven to get started with.

CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a $10 discount. Enter "ceresmember" under "Booking Summary" during the checkout process.

Trainer Bio: 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, he 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 led him to Europe, where he baked and taught at Fattoria Barbialla Nuova, in Tuscany. Check out his facebook page

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Class Schedule

This workshop will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

What you will learn
  • Make your own bread.
  • More about sourdough
  • Make your own handmade pizzas
What you will get
  • Handmade pizzas for lunch
  • Recipes
  • Your own bread to take home and some leaven

What to 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 and two tea towels
What to wear

Enclosed footwear and long hair tied back.

Appropriate for

Beginners or those who want to improve their skills

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14 March 2018 • Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

Very informative class. Whilst it's a long day, there's lots to know about baking sourdough, and Ken is helpful with walking everyone through each and every step. Would highly recommend for those new to bread baking.


08 February 2018 • Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

The workshop was a wonderful experience to see how Ken makes his bread. It gave me a broader understanding of bread-making in general and more opinions to compare my own bread-making to. His style on the day was to have the Leaven ready to go and do the whole process in 8 hours start to finish with a late lunch on your own pizza bases and tasting the bread at the end of the day (of coarse you get to take a loaf home) During the day you get to practice kneading techniques which i found helpful. There is also plenty of opportunity to ask questions. The day is very friendly to people of any experience level.


12 December 2017 • Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

Ken was easy to talk to, possessed lots of experience in different parts of the world, is very skilled with his bread making technique and pragmatic with his approach too. Good sized class, not too large.

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