Sourdough Classes 2022

If you’ve landed on this page, you have some interest in learning to make your own sourdough! You may be curious about the health benefits, have a gluten-sensitive family member, or just want to delight in turning a little flour and water into something beautiful. I’m here to help!

I’ve given lots of classes over the years and used all I’ve learned to put together programs that are fun, educational, and super effective in teaching you exactly what is needed to produce lovely loaves and other sourdough specialties. Below you will find the details for basic and advanced classes that both entertain and equip you to bake sourdough with ease.

New! Advanced Scoring Techniques

If you caught the sourdough bug during quarantine and have been baking ever since or have already taken my classes but want to up your score game, this class is for you. During this two-hour class, we will discuss scoring tools – the fancy ones and things you already have in your kitchen – and how to use them. Then, we will score and bake dough so that you can see how each technique works in real-time. You will come away with an understanding of how angle and pressure work for different lines and cuts so that you can use your own creativity rather than copying other bakers. This class works best with 1-3 participants and also is fun over Zoom if you aren’t in Southern California.

Cost – $150 per participant

Sourdough Basics (3-hour class)

Starter

Learn to make a sourdough boule or bâtard from start to finish in my kitchen or yours! This class is perfect for beginner bakers or those totally new to sourdough. 

You will learn – 

  • What sourdough is and how it differs from other bread nutritionally and practically.
  • What special equipment is needed to bake your own sourdough and what alternatives you probably already have in your kitchen.
  • What sourdough starter is and how to use, maintain, and keep it bubbling with life forever. 
  • How to create your first dough, learn the pulls and folds to develop its structure and crumb, how to prep the dough for baking, and how to score and bake it off.

Of course, bread and tea will be provided so that you can nibble while we work. 

All ingredients and equipment will be provided for the class but please read my equipment list and be sure you have all that is needed for your own future baking on hand.

Each participant will receive a mason jar of starter and a freshly baked loaf upon completion of the class.

*Please note that since sourdough bread is a 2-3 day process, we will not be able to make and bake a loaf entirely from scratch during the class. I will, however, have dough ready for you to learn the final loaf forming, proofing, and scoring for us to then bake together. You will also be preparing new dough as well, to get a hands-on feel of every part of the process. I will do the final rise, score, and bake these loaves myself which you are welcome to pick up afternoon the day after your class.

Cost

Sourdough Basics Private One On One Instruction $150

Perfect for serious students who want to learn to make weekly loaves for themselves and their families. You are welcome to include a spouse or older child in your private class at no cost. 

Sourdough Basics Group Class (up to 5 participants) $100 each

This class is great for team building, book clubs, or birthday parties. Think bunko or paint with wine night but you get to play with dough. If you host a class at my house or yours and have 4 friends or family register, the host’s class is FREE.

Advanced Sourdough (3-hour class)

This advanced class is great for those who want to perfect their sourdough skills, learn to bake enriched bread, and learn to use sourdough discard for crackers and pancakes. In the advanced class, you pick what we bake! We can work on the Hokkaido sandwich loaf or English muffins and crackers or pancakes. We will also spend time working on perfecting a rustic boule and learning more artful scoring techniques. Upon completion, you keep your rising dough for the next morning’s bake and either the crackers or pancakes we prepare together. 

All ingredients will be provided for the class but please read my equipment list and have your own bowls & tea towel or banneton, loaf pan, and skillet or baking sheets on hand.

Cost

Advanced Private One On One Instruction $150

You are welcome to include a spouse or older child in your private class at no cost.

Advanced Group Class (up to 5 participants) $100 each

If you host a class at my house or yours and have 4 friends or family register, the host’s class is FREE.

How To Sign Up

Are you ready to bake!? Email me at jessica.c.bingaman@gmail.com and I will send you a google inquiry form that will help you pick your location, date, and time. I’m thrilled to make dough, chat about nutrition, and have fun in the kitchen with you this year!

2 thoughts on “Sourdough Classes 2022

  1. Hi Jessica,
    I’d love to join one of your beginners (basic) small group classes. Please let me know when you have a spot available.
    Leticia

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