#2 Bake Artisan Sourdough Bread Like a Professional
What you'll learn
- Amaze family and friends with a real loaf of crusty, holey sourdough bread.
- Make and take care of your own sourdough starter.
- Learn how to fold dough instead of kneading.
- Understand fermentation, hydration, autolyse and other baking terms and how they apply to baking sourdough bread.
- Have the resources necessary to leap into the amazing fun hobby of Old World Artisan bread baking.
- Discover how to bake hearth loaves in your own home oven.
- Rediscover how really great bread is supposed to taste and why it was originally called the staff of life.
- Learn that real long fermented bread is more easily digested by those with gluten intolerance, diabetes and other digestive issues.
- Bake a variety of different artisan sourdough breads.
- Learn to bake a loaf with a crispy blistered crust and holey crumb.
Edited: Course Updated September 2019
"This course and instructor are heaven sent....
I joined this course after wanting to "do" sourdough for many, many years. I am so thrilled with the clarity and completeness of the content, as well as the ready presence and engaged feedback from the instructor Teresa L. Greenway. I highly recommend this course, and will be eagerly investigating any other offerings from this instructor. I am still working through the materials at my own pace, which is another benefit of using this teaching/learning platform."
"I am very excited to be taking these baking classes, there is nothing like sinking your teeth into a crusty loaf of Sourdough. Teresa is very knowledgeable, and has a passion for baking with sourdough. It is slow enough for a beginner, contains enough information to make a person a competent baker."
Have you ever wondered how anyone can bake authentic sourdough bread? You know the kind of bread I'm talking about, with its crispy, crunchy crust, sour chewy crumb and amazing flavor. How do they do that? Well you can bake real sourdough bread in your own home oven, just like the pros do. I will show you how, step by step, it's easy and fun. You will amaze your family and friends. No one will be able to bake a loaf like you can!
By taking this baking course you will have a better understanding of
How to mix and shape dough
How to handle sticky, wet dough
Learn ways to get a crispy, blistered crust
What one thing is absolutely necessary for a great crust
How to get large holey crumb
How to develop dough without kneading it
Why measurements are important
How to make your own sourdough starter
What pre-ferments and motherdough are and how to use them.
Learn to slash/score the dough
How to follow a formula.
What baking equipment you might need for baking hearth loaves
And lots more!
You will get answers to questions like: How can I get those large holes in the crumb? How do I take care of a sourdough starter? Can I make the crust shiny? How can I get those blisters on the crust? Can I really bake professional sourdough in my own oven?
When you are finished with this baking course you will be able to mix, fold, proof, score, steam and bake a loaf of authentic sourdough bread.
You will have a better understanding of dough hydration, fermentation, gluten development, baker's percent and where to find resources to join other home bakers who are passionate about home baking real sourdough too.
Best of all you will be able to astound your family and friends with an amazing loaf of real sourdough that you baked yourself, in your own home oven.
It will take two weeks to make your own stable sourdough starter or you can purchase one online. While getting your starter going, you will learn a short history of sourdough and go over some of the basic techniques including hydration and measuring. Once your starter is stable, we will begin with an Alaskan sourdough and then branch out to wetter high hydration dough like Ciabatta and Tyra Loaf (which includes motherdough). After that we go on to Blistered Crust Sourdough and a mixed whole grain and white loaf called March Madness Sourdough. We'll even tackle a challenging 100% whole wheat loaf at 100% hydration.
There are also some sourdough dessert formulas including Forbidden Sourdough Chocolate Cake and Ginger Cake. Several additional formulas and other resources for baking real artisan sourdough are included and I will be adding additional lectures and formulas in the future.
This is a self paced course with no pressure and instructor support when you have any questions. Come on and join us!!
Who this course is for:
- This course is for the beginning or intermediate baker with basic baking knowledge and kitchen skills. It is also for the experienced baker who wishes to take a refresher on baking real sourdough.
Teresa loves teaching serious home bakers, how to bake real sourdough bread! She worked at two different bakeries besides baking at home for over 40 years. Sixteen years ago, she built a business (Northwest Sourdough) along with a membership site (The Baking Network) around teaching others how to bake real sourdough at home. She published a four volume book called, "Discovering Sourdough," "Extreme Fermentation" and also, "Make Your Own Sourdough Starter." You can find the live series "Make Your Own Sourdough Starter with Me" on You Tube plus a free downloadable e-book.
Teresa's Facebook group, "Perfect Sourdough" is the largest sourdough bread baking group in the world. She also has other groups, "The Baking Network" and "Bread Bakers and Artisan Baked Goods" for all types of baking. Followers can also join her membership site at "The Baking Network" online.
Her Bread Recipes and Formulas from her books and blog and baking courses have been featured on TV and spread all around the world through online forums, her active Facebook group, Perfect Sourdough, Youtube channel and her site, Northwest Sourdough.
Northwest Sourdough is featured in the resource section of Peter Reinhart's book," Artisan Breads Every Day." Teresa was also one of the photographers for "The Grain Gathering" in it's early years when it was called, "Kneading Conference West." She has been featured in numerous articles, magazines and interviews including Forbes and First for Women. She was selected as one of the top ten Udemy instructors in 2015 and now has thirteen sourdough baking courses on Udemy.
Most of all, Teresa loves to see YOU pull a crispy, crusty, holey sourdough loaf from your own oven. Yes, you can learn to bake the best bread in the world!