AU$330.00

Redbeard Historic Bakery Bread Baking Workshop

RedBeard Bakery sourdough baking workshop

Sun, 17 Oct 10:00AM (AEDT) (+1 more)
6 hours 30 minutes
Over 500 people have attended this class

Description

Each comprehensive full-day hands-on workshop covers:

  • making your own sourdough leaven to harness the power of complex wild culture fermentation
  • kneading, shaping and prooving loaves in tins, cloth and baskets
  • a short history of baking and ovens, and how to get the most out of your oven
  • using different types of flour and milling your own
  • how to recognise well made bread
  • cooling and storing bread

Who leads the workshops?

Alan Reid, co-founder of RedBeard, with almost two decades of sourdough baking experience leads the workshops. 

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What you will learn

  • The cultural history of real traditional wildferment "sourdough" breads - why they taste so good and are so good for you
  • To knead, shape, proof and bake classic "sourdough" loaves
  • To make and maintain your own wildferment "sourdough" starter culture (leaven)

What you will get

  • Luscious locally-sourced lunch, bottomless tea/coffee and snacks from our café
  • The loaves you shaped and baked, your new leaven, a bag of organic rye flour to feed it, and comprehensive printed notes including bread recipes plus valuable baking tips
  • 10% discount off any baking equipment, flour, etc, purchased on the day
  • On-going support for your bread-baking journey

What to bring

  • Your enthusiasm and an apron (or consider pre-purchasing a special RedBeard apron for the class to take home)

What to wear

Comfortable summer wear - the bakery is always warm from the glow of our enormous 19th century wood-fired scotch oven. Closed toe, flat shoes.

Appropriate for

Anyone interested in baking - over the age of 16!

Cancellation / Re-Scheduling Policy

Bookings may be refunded or moved to another available date up to two weeks before the date booked. Under two weeks no changes can be made.


RedBeard Historic Bakery

Vendor since 2016

We bake handmade, authentic sourdough in a 19th century woodfired scotch oven in Trentham, central Victoria. Cafe, tours and classes.

Our authentic sourdoughs are leavened with a natural, wild culture of yeasts and healthy bacteria. We don’t use bakers’ yeast, preservatives or any other additives.

Our loaves are made with organic flour, shaped by hand and baked in a woodfired oven, built in 1891 - one of only a handful of Scotch ovens still operating in Australia.

‘The best bakery in the world. It’s been a privilege to be inside. This is all about heart, passion and a love for making great bread.’ George Calombaris, MasterChef, 2013

‘I had RedBeard sourdough for breakfast and it was absolutely delicious. RedBeard is doing a wonderful job to promote the resurgence of authentic sourdough and artisan woodfired baking.’ Maggie Beer, legendary cook and restaurateur, 2010

‘It’s relaxed and charming, the location is gorgeous and their bread is fantastic.’ The Age, 2011


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4.9 (144 reviews)
Tegan
01 August 2021Redbeard Historic Bakery Bread Baking Workshop
An amazing and insightful workshop for all skill levels. You adventure through the history of the bakery and REAL bread itself, then further into the chemistry and skills required to replicate some of Red Beards finest loaves. On top of all that the staff are delightful and accommodating, you will enjoy various delicious goods prepared, and bottomless coffee (winning, am I right?) But a hot tip, don’t skip out on the Elderflower cordial, and be sure to ask about the wholesome story behind it. You’ll spend most of the day in the baking room, absorbing knowledge, becoming familiar with the scotch oven, and having a ton of fun. Then the best part of course is reaping the reward of your labour, as you leave with a box stuffed full of bread to eat and share. Plus a sourdough starter to continue solo! I’d highly recommend this workshop to anyone and everyone, all ages and skill levels. To Red Beard, thank you, and, when’s workshop 2?! A series would be incredible.
Marlo
21 June 2021Redbeard Historic Bakery Bread Baking Workshop
This workshop was amazing fun and I learnt so much about both the bakery itself and how to make fantastic bread. The staff and bakers were very helpful and the lunch and treats provided were delicious.
Vanessa
24 May 2021Redbeard Historic Bakery Bread Baking Workshop
What a terrific class! I actually went along for a little big of knowledge - and came back with a whole lot more. I will most definitely be baking my own bread now after learning about what we are actually eating in the shops - and it was so gratifying to learn, it actually isn't that hard! The instructor was excellent, a serious and trained Baker from grass roots up. His family's history and knowledge of Baking was overwhelming - I wouldn't go anywhere else. Great Day, def worth the outlay! Vanessa P - Woodend.
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Refund Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at RedBeard Historic Bakery or organised by RedBeard Historic Bakery must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by RedBeard Historic Bakery.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give RedBeard Historic Bakery unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at RedBeard Historic Bakery classes and events or on RedBeard Historic Bakery's premises. (For use of RedBeard Historic Bakery marketing materials).

3.) REFUNDS / RE-SCHEDULING

Bookings may be refunded or transferred to another available date up to two weeks prior to the workshop date

Cancellations less than two weeks prior to the workshop date will only be eligible for a 50% refund of the total fee paid. No transfers are possible within this time frame.

If extra merchandise was purchased at the time of the original booking being cancelled, a full refund of the purchase price for the merchandise will be issued.

If an attendee does not attend a workshop they are enrolled in, they must advise our office through email (admin@trenthamnc.org.au) in writing beforehand, or no refund will apply.

 4.) CANCELLATIONS

In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Bookings may be refunded or transferred to another available date up to two weeks prior to the workshop date

Cancellations less than two weeks prior to the workshop date will only be eligible for a 50% refund of the total fee paid. No transfers are possible within this time frame.

If extra merchandise was purchased at the time of the original booking being cancelled, a full refund of the purchase price for the merchandise will be issued.

If an attendee does not attend a workshop they are enrolled in, they must advise our office through email (admin@trenthamnc.org.au) in writing beforehand, or no refund will apply.

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