Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

What to Bring

  • One loaf sized tin
  • Your favourite pizza toppings. CERES will provide the passata and cheese
  • A clean glass jar to take home your leaven
  • Apron

What to Wear

  • Enclosed footwear and long hair tied back.

Sourdough Bread Baking with Ken Hercott

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • This workshop will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

What You Will Learn

  • Make your own bread.
  • More about sourdough
  • Make your own handmade pizzas

What You Get

  • Handmade pizzas for lunch
  • Recipes
  • Your own bread to take home and some leaven


Ken Hercott grew up on a wheat farm in the Mallee, Victoria. He started baking at home using flour milled on farm, then took his passion to the US to work under Master baker Richard Bourdon, alongside Chad Robertson. Returning to Austalia, he then worked with John Downes ( the legend of Australian sourdough) at Newrybar and then at the Natural Tucker Bakery. There he honed his skills using a wood fired oven. Ken’s passion for sourdough bread led him to Europe, where he baked and taught at Fattoria Barbialla Nuova, in Tuscany.

We all know that nothing smells better than home baked bread but have you ever baked your own? In this hands on workshop you will learn about all the techniques which govern sourdough bread baking in a domestic oven. You will make a variety of different breads and gain the skills and confidence to bake your own bread at home. Come bake bread plus enjoy your handmade pizzas for lunch! Everyone gets to take home bread and some leaven to get started with.

CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a $10 discount. Enter "ceresmember" under "Booking Summary" during the checkout process.

 *Please note that the CERES member or concession discount does not apply to "Bring-A-Friend" tickets which are already discounted

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Feb 2017

Excellent class with very good and knowledgeable teacher.

Feb 2017

This was a great class. a combination of demonstration and hands on was perfect.

Nov 2016

Soooo much, everything I've always wanted to know about sourdough. The highlight for me was kneading the beautiful dough, and eating the treats at the end!!

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