Taster Workshops

The Taster workshops are just that. They give you a brief overveiw of how to make & bake sourdough, including hands on experience, we cover the science behind sourdough, (but not in a crazy way!), the way different flours work & the most important part of sourdough baking, how to maintain your starter & understand it. 

 

THE FORAGING WORKSHOPS ARE BACK!

Hosted in Springburn Allotment Gardens, all of the profits from the foraging workshops will go back in to the pot to fund a variety of free or subsidised community workshops & activities on site for both adults & children.  All of the community events will be advertised on The Little Sourdough Bakery Facebook page as well as Springburn Gardens Facebook page so unless it's a paid foraging activity, you will need to hop over to one of these pages to see what's available. 

 

There are several options for those with an interest in wild food & plant medicine & these change throughout the seasons so that no two events are the same. 


FORAGED WALK: FOOD & HOME REMEDIES

During our walk around Springburn Gardens Allotments site, we shall be look at a variety of very common plants which plague gardeners & allotmenteers.  We will look at the nutritional & medicinal profile of some of the super foods which are growing right under our nose & hopefully next time you are busy about to yank them up, you may decide to utilise them instead or leave them for the wild life to enjoy.  You will be given clear instructions on how to make a variety of internal & external home remedies & there will be a variety of "wild" snacks & remedies for you to try during the course of the workshop. This is a two hour workshop.

FOCACCIA & FORAGING  

This workshop combines both foraging & a little sourdough, (one of my other favourite subjects!).  For this we shall be enjoying some freshly baked sourdough focaccia, plus we shall go out & gather some "wild" ingredients to go with our lunch.  We will look at both the nutritional profile & medicinal uses of the plants we gather ,make some delicious food to eat with our lunch, after which, we shall make some simple home remedies.  You will be given clear instructions on how to make a variety of internal & external home remedies, which you will take away with you to put to good use when you get home. This workshop is pretty much a full day & there will be plenty of foraged, fermented & sourdough refreshments on hand throughout, to keep your strength up!  

 

SOURDOUGH BREADS WORKSHOPS

For the breads workshops, you will be making your own sourdough which you will take home to finish proving & bake at home, you will be shaping & baking some sourdough to eat with our lunch & we shall be making a starter from scratch which you will take home to nurture & if any of you wish to take some of my mature starter home with you, you can do.  We shall also be making & sampling some sourdough pancakes & looking at other ways of using your starter.

GLUTEN FREE FLOURS WORKSHOPS

This workshop will cover different flours, how they can be blended & how the lack of gluten affects the structure of the finished bakes.  We shall be making a starter from scratch which you will then take away to finish caring for at home & you can take some of my mature starter as well if you wish.  We'll be making a gluten free focaccia to have with our lunch & a loaf using a selction of flours which you will have blended yourself, to take home to finish proving & bake at home.  There will also be some sourdough pancakes to sample & we will investigate other uses for your starter.


A WORD OF WARNING; Although we will be using gluten free flours for this workshop I cannot gurantee that there will be no cross contamination of gluten flours from production during the week.  This workshop will not be suitable for people who have a severe reaction to gluten. 

 

After support for all workshops will be given, so if you experience any hitches you can be rest assured that help will be on hand.  Everything you bake on the day, will be going home with you. 

You will leave the workshops with a real knowledge of how sourdough works during baking & the confidence & skills to go & make & bake your own sourdough at home. 

The foraging workshops will inspire you to look at what is literally growing all around us & encourage you to utilise the amazing health benefits of some of these "wild" superfoods, to boost your health both nutritionally & medicinally.

Refreshments will be provided at all workshops, ( I don't want you leaving hungry!), some of which you will have made yourselves during the course of the sessions.  

When: 

September;

SOURDOUGH BREAD  Saturday 21/09/2019  11am to 3pm  FULLY BOOKED

FORAGED WALK & HOME REMEDIES Sunday 22/09/2019  12.30pm to 2.30pm  8 PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

October;

SOURDOUGH BREAD, GLUTEN FREE FLOURS Saturday 05/10/2019 11am to 3pm 5 PLACES AVAILABLE

SOURDOUGH BREAD Saturday 19/10/2019  11am to 3pm 5 PLACES AVAILABLE

November;

SOURDOUGH BREAD, GLUTEN FREE FLOURS  Saturday 02/11/2019  11am to 3pm 5 PLACES AVAILABLE

SOURDOUGH BREAD Saturday 16/11/2019  11am to 3pm 4 PLACES AVAILABLE

December;

SOURDOUGH BREAD, GLUTEN FREE FLOURS  Saturday 07/12/2019  11am to 3pm  5 PLACES AVAILABLE

SOURDOUGH CAKES & DESSERTS Sunday 08/07/2019  11am to 4pm  3 PLACES AVAILABLE

SOURDOUGH BREADS  Saturday 14/07/2019  11am to 3pm  5 PLACES AVAILABLE

 

Where: 

All Sourdough Workshops                                                       

The Little Sourdough Bakery

59 Lenzie Place

Springburn

Glasgow                     

G21 3TZ                     

All Foraging Workshops                                                     Hogweed Shoots

The Field Kitchen & Schoolroom

Springburn Allotment Gardens

Sringburn Road

Glasgow

G21 3BB

Cost:

Sourdough Bread Workshops  £45.00 per person

Sourdough Gluten Free Flours Bread Workshops £65.00 per person

Sourdough Cakes & Desserts Workshops £65.00 per person

Focaccia & Foraging Food/Home Remedies Workshops, 6 hours, £45.00 per person

Foraged Walk & Home Remedies, 2 hours, £15.00 per person

 

 

         To book your place or any other questions, get in touch with me at  info@thelittlesourdoughbakery.co.uk

NB: All places must be paid for in advance at the time of booking & all payments are taken online, (details will be given on booking requests). There is a no cancellations policy.  Places can be rescheduled under extenuating circumstances.