Sourdough for the People

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glass house community

6024 Chicago Drive

Zeeland, MI 49464

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We'll explore grains, milling and fresh-food-flour, sourdough culture starting, and we'll shape and bake sourdough loaves together.

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Making sourdough bread at home is part art, part science, and many parts practice.

Sourdough bread making is a multi-day process in which the baker watches and responds to what micro-organisms are doing in the bread culture.

It requires presence. It can't be rushed.

The process is good for our souls, and the end product is delicious and healthy.

Seriously, once you've tasted this bread, there's no going back. (You've been warned!)

Our goal is to take some of the mystery out of sourdough bread making and help you begin or refine your own baking practice. We'll do this in the context of community with other bakers of all skill levels, just learning and growing together.

We'll kick off our day with a visit to Holland's historic De Zwaan windmill and a conversation with the miller in order to better understand stone ground grains. Then we'll reconvene in the glass house to learn about starting and maintaining our own sourdough mother cultures. The rest of the time will be spent in mixing, folding, shaping, and proofing sourdough loaves. You'll get to see a few loaves baked off in our kitchen, and then you'll take a pair of your very own loaves home to bake the next day.

You'll leave the workshop with:

  • a deeper knowledge about grains, milling, and sourdough culture
  • your very own sourdough starter
  • two loaves to take home and bake
  • bannetons for proofing your loaves
  • a lame for scoring your loaves
  • book recommendations for further learning
  • a take home packet with detailed instructions and recipes
  • new friends(!)

We'll also enjoy drinks and a farmhouse lunch together.

We can't wait to see you Saturday, October 5.

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glass house community

6024 Chicago Drive

Zeeland, MI 49464

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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