Masterclass - Intro to Sourdough Bread Making

Intro to Sourdough Bread Making

Date and Time

Saturday 23rd September 2023

11:00am - 4:00pm


Ticket £100 inclusive of VAT. £180 for 2 tickets purchased together. When you buy a Made In Hackney cookery class you enjoy an enriching culinary experience and help us fight hunger in our community.


Made In Hackney, Liberty Hall (black & white building by the common), 128 Clapton Common, Spring Hill, Clapton, London, E5 9AA, UK

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The Event

Would you like to be part of a community of cooks and chefs that know how to bake their own sourdough breads? Wait no further! Join this hands-on Masterclass and spend a day in our kitchen exploring the techniques behind baking sourdough breads.

This class will give you the skills for baking different types of sourdough bread with textures, colours and flavours that delight, and with your sourdough starter at your side, you will be connecting with other fellow bread lovers. It's an ideal way to make new baking buds while finding tasty healthy things to make at home.

The sessions will be fun, relaxed and supportive. You do not need any prior sourdough experience or knowledge. All skill levels are welcome, and all ingredients provided.

The masterclass will show you:

  • You will learn what is sourdough and how it works, health benefits , costs, and how to choose your flour
  • How to create and maintain a sourdough starter
  • Learn how to mix, fold and shape dough
  • How to bake good sourdough bread (including bread using rye flour)
  • Advice on fitting sourdough baking into your schedule
  • Your own starter and bread to take home 
  • Receive extensive easy-to-follow recipe sheets provided to recreate the breads again and again at home
  • Enjoy an alfresco organic vegan lunch in our kitchen garden
  • Top off the experience with the stunning views across leafy Clapton Common as you cook and learn

This class will be a mixture of practical cooking, demos and time to ask questions. We are now returning to 'family style' cooking with everyone cooking in groups and sharing workstations. This creates more of a communal and interactive experience, working together as a team. All ingredients and equipment needed for the class are provided.

‏‏About the chef: Sharon Gardner

Sharon Gardner has a background in Health Sciences and is a fully qualified Naturopath. Sharon is a self-taught baker and has been making her own bread for more than a decade. She specialises in plant based nutrition, is a holistic chef, lecturer and plant based cooking teacher. She is a lecturer for the College of Naturopathic Medicine and a passionate advocate of holistic health and positive ageing.

Refunds/transfers: Please understand our charity needs time to resell your tickets as we rely heavily on the income generated by our fundraising classes. We require a minimum of 14 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.You are also welcome to give your ticket to a friend or family member in case of last minute illness (just email to let us know).

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For information: / 020 8442 4266 / WhatsApp message +44 07833685894

Allergen Alert
Made In Hackney uses cereals containing gluten namely: wheat (spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats; peanuts; all other nuts; sesame; all other seeds; soybeans; celery and celeriac; mustard; sulphur dioxide/sulphites; lupin; tomatoes and other allergens in it's classes. Our food is freshly prepared in our busy cookery school kitchen that handles allergens, so we cannot guarantee that our food and drinks are allergen-free. Even in classes where these ingredients are not being used, they will be on site in our store rooms and our equipment will have previously come into contact with them. Participants attend at their own risk.