I’ve been making Sourdough for several months now using Elaine’s starter Star, but I fancied treating myself to a New Year break, and the chance to perfect my sourdough skills, so I booked myself in (with a friend) to one of her courses.
It was lovely to finally meet Elaine after all our online conversations and her helpful tips helping me on my sourdough journey.
The course was wonderful, and I left full of inspiration and ideas to progress and improve with my sourdough baking.
We were met with a cuppa and then Elaine explained about the different flours we would be using, from strong white bread flour to spelt, kamut, einkorn, rye and emmer. We made different shapes and sizes of bread loaves and bread buns, as well as preparing and baking with spice mixes, seeds and grains.
Lunch is included in the course and Elaine treated us to some fabulous sourdough focaccia and an assortment of salads and dips.
We finished the day after shaping and baking our own sourdough loaf, which we took home in a fabulous cotton bag with a packet of Elaine’s sourdough starter, the star!
I learned so much and Elaine was informative without baffling us with science! It’s not just Perfecting your Sourdough Skills but it’s simplifying sourdough too, with lots of hands on activity and the chance to make invaluable notes.
Highly recommended and very reasonably priced.