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.

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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18 December 2018 • Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

KEN! What a legend! So wonderful to be taught by a master who is still passionate about his craft. "25 years!" ;-P It was a great day and a great team. We had a fantastic time learning, making and baking. Thank you!


26 September 2018 • Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

Ken is very passionate and knowledgeable when it comes to bread! A great day with some lovely people. I look forward to putting my skills to practice at home. Thanks


25 September 2018 • Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

The course was well run. Ken was knowledgeable, informative, and very approachable. I had a great day and learnt a lot.

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