Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

Next Available: Sun, 28 Apr 9:00AM
8.0 hours
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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.

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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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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05 March 2019 • Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

This workshop was excellent - Ken is passionate, knowledgeable, experienced and he communicated clearly. He gave us useful technical information giving us an understanding of how leavan works. He modelled organisation in the kitchen and gave us some hands-on experience with kneading and making pizzas. The baked goods were delicious and I feel confident that I can bake leavan at home now


05 March 2019 • Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

This class was awesome. Ken is very personable and knowledgeable. He made sure that there were no passengers and that everyone learnt. A very good teacher and a not too shabby a baker;-)


07 February 2019 • Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

Had a great time and learnt so much! Ken has an incredible wealth of knowledge on all things bread, flour and wheat! Shared many personal anecdotes and great stories from his many years of experience! Great guy and even better facilitator!

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