Sourdough Masterclass 1.0

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The Sourdough Masterclass 1.0 takes you through the 7 key steps of sourdough baking, starting with culture care right up until you cut and eat a delicious loaf.

Book or buy it as a gift voucher with an "Open Date" TBC, online with instant confirmation. (If you're interested in an online interactive course, have a look at Virtual Masterclass 1.0)

To see available dates use the drop down menu. Every participant in our JNB or CPT studio has their own workstation. If you book together or as a group we can arrange your stations together.

Sourdough Masterclass 1.0

We have combined the best elements of the “7 Stages" course, and the "Classic Sourdough" course into a new Masterclass course 1.0 for beginners and intermediate bakers. 
The are no prerequisites for joining this course.

It is an excellent grounding from the beginning. 1.0 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. The course condenses the 7 steps of sourdough baking from 36 hours into a 8/9 hour day.

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. 

Motherdough's Classic Sourdough Boule recipe from beginning to end and the Pane Cafone recipe which participants mix and take home to bake the following day. 

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 9 hour 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 no-knead sourdough bread like a pro.

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

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

  • Learn how to tell when gluten is developed, proving is optimal, your bread is fully baked.

  • Understand the different baking approaches (steel, stone, dutch oven) and learn how to get the most out of your domestic oven.
  • Discover and practice the manual kneading techniques for doughs standard doughs and very wet doughs.

  • Learn about using bannetons, couches and lames.

  • Use your mixer effectively in any recipe

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

The course is held on from 9am to 5pm. It includes a light lunch. Every participant also receives a free Motherdough culture. In CPT the courses are held at the Motherdough Studio in CBD. In JNB they are held in West Road South, Morningside.

R1,400 per person. Lunch & Motherdough Culture Pack included. 9am to 5pm. 

You will receive more information via email regarding house rules, time, address and other important info you need to know 2-3 days before the date you booked your course.

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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 before 14 days, for shorter periods we will offer a date change or a voucher to use on our store. For date changes within 7 days 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.

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Shaun T.
South Africa South Africa
I recommend this product
An amazing experience and great time had

Would do it again and will be looking at attending other classes on offer

Melissa W.
South Africa South Africa
I recommend this product
Motherdough Master Class

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I learned so much. The course is worth every cent. I really appreciated the amount of energy and time Lance and his team put into the class to share his passion and help us to make the best sourdough bread. I will definitely refer my friends to this class. Once again a BIG thank you!

Wendy V.
South Africa South Africa
I recommend this product

I had the pleasure of attending the Sourdough Masterclass 1 and would highly recommend it. It is extremely informative and entertaining and I was able to successfully make bread at home on my own after the course! I had tried previously with a traditional starter, with varying degrees of success. I’v had nothing but great bread with Motherdough.