Gluten Free Sourdough Masterclass

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The Motherdough Gluten Free Sourdough Masterclass, in partnership with Off the Gluten Path, takes you through the key steps of sourdough baking, starting with culture care right up until you cut and eat a delicious loaf. You also get your own Motherdough culture to take home. 

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Gluten Free Sourdough Masterclass GF

We have combined the important elements of theory, culture care and baking into a full day gluten free course to make sourdough bread. 

We use Ricardo - our rice based GF culture. 

The are no prerequisites for joining this course.

It is an excellent grounding from the beginning. The day sets participants on a path to make great bread. The course starts with the bare basics and continues into more detail and expands on the topics. 

This is a great way to start your baking with natural fermentation, or get an overview and some tips on the process if you have already started sourdough baking. We cover the important technical aspects of your sourdough culture, fermentation, and all of the variables that go into producing a perfect loaf. 

This is an ideal course for a beginner or someone new to baking with natural fermentation as we touch on all the aspects in the process to make a loaf of bread. This is a fast-paced day is packed full of info to help you begin to develop your baker's instinct arsenal and dive deep into your sourdough adventure. 

After doing this course you will be able to 

  • Understand the fundamental of natural fermentation and unpack the health benefits of baking in this way.
  • Make a sourdough gluten free boule like a pro

  • Prepare a classic sourdough boule in a machine, bulk ferment, shape, prove and bake. 
  • Care for your motherdough and know how to keep him balanced and healthy.

  • Understand the basic construction of recipes and the effect of different ingredients in the dough.

  • Learn about baking without gluten by understanding what gluten is, what it does and how to substitute it.

  • Understand the different baking approaches (steel, stone, dutch oven) and learn how to get the most out of your domestic oven

  • Learn about using bannetons, couches and lames.

This 1-day immersion is a fantastic gift idea too. 

NB:  Venues - Sandton & Cape Town CBD

We conduct the courses in our studio. We recommended these venues for people with gluten intolerances or people who want to learn to bake gluten free for someone close to them suffering from coeliac disease. The studios are thoroughly cleaned before each course and we use proving baskets that are used exclusively for GF. All ingredients are GF.

We also conduct courses in a completely gluten free facility at Off the Gluten Path in Woodstock, Cape Town. This venue is advised for customers with coeliac disease. All ingredients are GF. 

The course is held on from 10am to 5pm. It includes a light lunch. Every participant also receives a free Motherdough culture. 

R1,600 per person - Motherdough studio (Cape Town CBD, Morningside Sandton)

R1,900 per person - Off the Gluten Path (Woodstock Cape Town)

Lunch & Motherdough Culture Pack included. 10am to 5pm.

Bookings, Confirmation & Cancellations

We require booking and payment via our online system to confirm your registration. We understand that these are uncertain time and we would like to be as flexible as possible with our cancellation and rebooking terms. 
We will offer a full refund on the course booking if cancelled within 14 days, for shorter periods we will offer a date change or a voucher to use on our store. For date changes within 48 hours of the course start, a rebooking fee of R500 will be charged to change your date.  
If we are able to fill your space with someone on the waiting list, you will have the option to change your date, ask for a voucher or get a full refund. We will also accommodate participant name changes up to the day of the course.