Sourdough School for Beginners is an intimate sourdough learning experience here in my desert kitchen in Mesa, Arizona. We offer group, private, birthday and date classes! In class, you will discover all there is to know about maintaining a healthy robust starter and crafting a beautiful loaf of organic sourdough.
Here in my home kitchen inside the Arizona Golf Resort community of Golden Hills in Mesa, Arizona, we will talk through the entire sourdough baking process step by step by getting your hands into the dough and learning the process of baking a beautiful loaf of organic sourdough.
The course is broken into two parts. The first hour of class (Part1) is solely dedicated to learning everything you need to know about maintaining a robust and healthy sourdough starter. We will talk about environment, what it does, what to look for, ratios and general care. You will even get to feed your own that you take home with you in a brand new mason jar.
The last 2-2.5 hours of the class (Part 2) is all about diving into my Desert Organic Sourdough recipe from start to finish. We will begin by prepping your own dough, learning about ingredients, how to manipulate your dough and finally, how to shape your sourdough into your banneton baskets. I do prepare a processed sourdough dough for each attendee to learn how to shape and score a loaf to put right into the oven while we enjoy some sourdough that I made fresh that morning at our Sourdough Bar. You will also receive a printed recipe, a dehydrated organic sourdough starter to use as a backup or gift to a loved one and a step-by-step instruction guide on how to reactivate it. The class will also include your own lame blades to take home for scoring your loaves.
The course is designed to be interactive and hands on and will last around 3.5-4 hours from start to finish, depending on group size. It is encouraged that you bring your favorite apron and a notebook for jotting down notes if that is your learning style. You will also need to bring your favorite kitchen mixing bowl for easy transport of your sourdough dough you start in class to take home with you!
The best vessel for sourdough baking is a cast iron Dutch oven so I do recommend ordering a 3.5, 5 or 6 qt cast iron Dutch oven in advance. You do not need to bring one to class,
I will have everything you need to bake while in class. Just your apron and medium/large bowl!
This course is a great opportunity for you to bring back the connection we have lost in our food making practices, while also learning a new skill and bringing wonderful flavor to your daily dishes. With just three simple and nutritional ingredients, you can bring this old-world skill back into your daily life whether you work full time, remotely or anything in between. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have some fun!
Wishing you a beautiful journey of discovery as you learn the art of sourdough!
I’ll see you in class!
Peace and Love, Nicole Nungoor
(Owner and Bread Curator)
3.5-4 Hours of Instruction and Community
Welcoming and Uplifting Environment to Learn
Digital & Print Desert Organic Sourdough Recipe
Organic Sourdough Loaf to Bake in Class
Organic Batch of Dough You Make to Bake at Home
Sourdough Tasting Bar
Organic Sourdough Starter with Jar
Sourdough Starter Maintenance 101
Flours and What to Use
Learning to Score and Shape Your Boule
Learn What Instruments You’ll Need to Get Started
2 Lame Blades
A Wonderful Afternoon of Learning!
There is a lot of time and preparation that goes into hosting these courses
so I do ask for at least a 2 week cancellation notice to receive a full refund. This is due to the loss of the class seat that I will be unable to fill and any materials that have been purchased in advance for you. Once you have registered, I send a personal welcome message with all of my direct contact information.
If you have any unanswered questions about the course or scheduling a class or a fun get together with friends or family, please connect with me via my CONTACT PAGE.
I will reach out to you within 24-48 hours!
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