AU$330.00

Redbeard Historic Bakery Bread Baking Workshop

RedBeard Bakery sourdough baking workshop

Next Available: Sun, 20 Mar 10:00AM (AEDT)
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6 hours
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.


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 (151 reviews)
henry
08 December 2021Redbeard Historic Bakery Bread Baking Workshop
great experience loved it, i would do it again without hesitation-friendly hands on approach to teaching. 10/10
Tarcio
06 December 2021Redbeard Historic Bakery Bread Baking Workshop
I wasn't expecting the amount of detailed information I got on the workshop and I was happily surprised and super excited to have received a mountain of information on the day, apart from the practical experience. From the types of flour to milling to oven tips to "whiteboard" discussions the whole experience was not only very enjoyable but super valuable. Can't recommend it enough.
Amanda
24 November 2021Redbeard Historic Bakery Bread Baking Workshop
I recently attended RedBeard's Wild ferment baking course with Al Reid. I was previously a book/internet-taught sourdough home-baker and while I manage to produce something edible each week, attending this workshop was such a valuable experience. It was fascinating to learn about the traditional sourdough baking process with plenty of tips I can now use to make my own sourdough "rise" to the occasion! The workshop left a delightfully sour taste with me; I'd highly recommend this to anyone with an interest in sourdough baking and are complete beginners, or are like me and absolutely kneads to take their baking to the next level. A special bouquet of flours to Al with knowledge as endless as a gluten chain, and all the friendly staff at RedBeard Historic Bakery for making this a special, memorable day out.
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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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