Free Sourdough Starter Zoom Class!

sourdough starters in glass jars

UPDATE: The class filled up in three hours! Thank you to everyone who registered.

I will schedule other workshops in the future. In the meantime, you can watch this recording of a previous sourdough starter workshop I taught, hosted by Rethink Waste.

Earlier this week, a couple of people asked me if I had plans to teach another sourdough starter Zoom class. Before scheduling one, I took to Instagram to find out if anyone else would be interested.

The ayes have it

Class Details

All you need to start and nurture a lively sourdough starter culture is flour, water, time and a bit of knowhow. In this Zoom class, I will show you how to start a starter culture and how to keep it alive. I’ll also give you some ideas for baking with the discard left over from feedings. Bring your questions and I’ll answer as many as I can after the demo.

Date: Thursday, December 3rd

Time: 4pm to 5pm Pacific Time

Cost: $0


These tickets may disappear as quickly as a freshly baked loaf of sourdough bread so you may want to grab a ticket while you can. I’ve made 250 spots available.

If you’d like to make a starter along with me and the class, you’ll need to bring the minimal materials listed below. If you’d rather simply watch the class and take notes, that’s fine too.


  • 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or rye flour
  • 1/2 cup tap water

Before class, please combine flours in a jar.

Notes on ingredients

  • If you don’t have these types of flours, just bring whatever flour you have
  • I use organic flour but non-organic will work


  • Kitchen scale if you have one
  • One-cup measuring cup and measuring spoons if you don’t have a scale
  • Small glass jar that holds about two cups or another container to store your starter in, preferably something wide-mouth and shallow to make removing starter easy
  • Fork for mixing
  • Scraping spatula (nice to have but don’t worry if you don’t have one)
  • A towel to wipe your hands

3 Replies to “Free Sourdough Starter Zoom Class!”

  1. There has been a wonderful renewal of interest in making and using sourdough starter, at least one silver lining in our sheltering at home, people are baking more. I seldom have to worry about what to do with my discard! My starter “Ginny Junior” is 11 years old and going strong….Good luck on your workshop! Will it be available afterwards as a recording on your site?

  2. Is it possible to do this with gluten-free flour? If not GF, at least wheat free (gluten not the problem, wheat is). I can tolerate Spelt bread…. in moderation….

  3. Thanks for offering this workshop again! I’m not on Instagram so couldn’t vote in that poll, or there would have been another yes from me. 🙂 I didn’t see the info in time to grab a ticket but I got on the waitlist, and if no spot opens up, I’ll keep an eye out for the next time you offer it.

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