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, there are two options for those with an interest in wild food & plant medicine;
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.
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!
NB: You will require your own transport for this workshop, as we shall be meeting at Springburn Gardens & then heading outwith the site to gather our foraged goodies.
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 for you 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.
SOURDOUGH CAKES & DESSERTS WORKSHOPS
For the cakes & desserts workshop we shall be making a sourdough vegan cake, pudding, pastry & cookie as well as covering care of your starter & making a starter from scratch. As with the breads, you can take some of my mature starter away with you too, if you wish.
A few words of caution regarding the cakes & desserts. This is NOT a healthy raw vegan workshop. I want to enjoy cakes & desserts which taste the way my Grandmother used to make them & she was an excellent baker. They were meltingly moreish & totally tasty & comforting, but healthy they certainly weren't. That said, this kind of food is eaten as a treat & it is surely good for our soul to be decadent now & again.
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.
FOCACCIA & FORAGING Sunday 01/09/2019 10am to 4pm 6 PLACES AVAILABLE
SOURDOUGH BREAD, GLUTEN FREE FLOURS Saturday 07/09/2019 11am to 3pm 3 PLACES STILL AVAILABLE
SOURDOUGH CAKES & DESSERTS Sunday 08/09/2019 11am to 4pm 3 PLACES STILL AVAILABLE
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
All Sourdough Workshops
The Little Sourdough Bakery
59 Lenzie Place
All Foraging Workshops
The Field Kitchen & Schoolroom
Springburn Allotment Gardens
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 £50.00 per person
Foraged Walk & Home Remedies £15.00 per person
To book your place or any other questions, get in touch with me at email@example.com
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.