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Danish Dark Rye Bread Workshop

Next Available: Sat, 21 Apr 2:00PM
2.5 hours


Would you like to learn a new skill that will benefit your digestive ('gut') health while providing you with a delicious alternative to store bought bread? This Danish Dark Rye Bread workshop will teach you the secret to caring for your sourdough starter and walk you through the process of baking your own wholegrain dark rye loaf.  This popular Northern European style bread is difficult to source in Melbourne, so why not bake your own!

Danish Dark Rye Bread is a simple and easy bread to make and once you've learnt the traditional techniques you will fall in love with this healthy and nutritious style of baking.

Our resident Dane and Danish Rye Bread expert Ninna Katrine will guide you through a two day baking process in just 2.5 hours, leaving you with the knowledge and passion to continue making and experimenting with these traditional baking methods at home.

At the conclusion of the workshop you will have a basic understanding of :

  •  How to create and look after your own Sourdough starter culture
  •  The different ingredients and their role in the bread baking process
  •  The equipment needed to produce a great looking and tasting Danish Dark Rye Bread tin loaf at home
  •  The secrets and tricks to creating the perfect loaf and avoid mistakes
  •  What wholegrain bread dough looks and feels like at its various stages of preparation and development

During this hands on workshop you will learn how to make your own sourdough starter culture and take it home. You will mix two stages of the Danish Dark Rye bread, and get dough for two breads to take home. We will observe the final stage of baking a loaf and of course taste it at the end!


Participants will be limited to 8 to maintain an informal interactive format.

The cost is $90 (inc. GST) and will include:


  •   Comprehensive workshop notes
  •   Sourdough starter culture and dough for two loaves
  •   Discount on a professional quality bread tin


ATTENTION: A bread tin is needed for the workshop. You can either BYO bread tin or purchase one from Bee Sustainable (our workshop location)

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What you will learn
  • How to make a Danish Dark Rye wholegrain loaf of bread
  • Understand the timeline and stages to create the bread with minimal effort
  • How to make and care for an authentic Danish style sourdough starter culture
What you will get
  • Recipe and workshop notes
  • Sourdough culture to care for
  • Dough for two loaves of bread
  • A discount on a professional quality bread tin

What to bring
  • BYO bread tin or purchase one on the day.
What to wear


Appropriate for

All ages


Bee Sustainable

Vendor since 2015

Bee Sustainable helps people lead a sustainable life. We supply the necessary equipment and requirements to pursue self sufficiency with an emphasis on domestic food production and storage.

Robert, the proprietor of Bee Sustainable, comes from a bee keeping family and has been involved with various aspects of bee keeping over many years. The Bee Sustainable project has been Robert’s passion since he recognised the need for the services and goods now offered through the business.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Refunds and Transfer requests incur a $10 administration fee.  

A minimum of 7 days notice is required for refunds and/or transfer requests. Refund and transfer requests with less than 7 days notice (of the scheduled  date) qualify for a 50% refund or credit towards the new date. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice qualify for a 20% discount on the next booking made.

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Terms & Conditions

Participation in Bee Sustainable's classes and workshops are at your own risk. Whilst we take every precaution to take reasonable care of our customers, we acknowledge that bees and the kitchen environment can pose risk, and your attendence at our classes waives our liability for any injuries that occur.

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09 September 2017 • Danish Dark Rye Bread Workshop

Great workshop. Loved the atmosphere created by the friendly staff. Really good teacher, easy to understand and very informative.


19 July 2017 • Danish Dark Rye Bread Workshop

Really enjoyed learning how to make the bread but also the Danish origin for it. Thank you


13 April 2017 • Danish Dark Rye Bread Workshop

Great class, as usual at Bee Sustainable. Small group, clear explanation and demonstration and it was obvious the teacher had put in lots of time to prepare well. I appreciated the chance to sit while the teacher was explaining the preparations, but of course we needed to stand to make the bread. A pleasant environment and a skilled teacher. Thoroughly recommend.

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