Online LIVE Sourdough Bread Workshop

Many have asked and here it is: an online, interactive sourdough bread class.

Years ago I taught myself to make delicious sourdough bread—and didn’t bake a really good loaf for months. Drastically shorten your learning curve! The first person who took my sourdough bread class baked a wonderful loaf—on his first try. I was a bit jealous! If only I had had someone show me how to do it.

I’ll show you how to do it! 

In this small online and interactive class, we will make our bread side-by-side, with a maximum of six students. Invest a weekend to learn a lifelong skill—baking traditional bread with only flour, water and salt.

Please register only if you have an active sourdough starter. Find the list of tools and ingredients you’ll need for the class here.

Three-ingredient sourdough bread made with wild yeast

Class Schedule

We will meet several times over the weekend on Zoom. On Saturday, while we are offline during the bulk fermentation, I’ll stand by on Zoom, ready to help if you need it. If a student’s dough isn’t ready to shape by 1pm, the two of us can meet later in the afternoon when it is. In other words, the times below on Saturday may vary.

  • Friday 7pm–8pm PT: Soak the flours and make the leaven
  • Saturday 8am–10am PT: Make the dough and begin the bulk fermentation
  • Saturday 1pm–2:30pm PT: Form the loaves
  • Sunday 8am–9am PT: Bake the loaves!

I’ve included lots of time in the schedule to answer your questions. As one student put it in my online sourdough starter class, who knew flour and water could be so complicated? Baking sourdough bread is actually quite simple—once you know how 😉

UPDATE: As of 01/14 I still have space in this class and want to fill it. I’ll donate 50% of the fees to the Ron Finley Project of anyone who registers between now and the start of the class. (Treat yourself and check out Ron’s TedX Talk if you haven’t seen it.)

01/22/21 Online LIVE Sourdough Bread Workshop


It’s Eleanor’s 7th Birthday! Free Online Sourdough Starter Workshop

My starter Eleanor will turn 7 years old on February 10th. All you need to make your own Eleanor are 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. Bring your questions and I’ll answer as many as I can after the demo.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 10th
  • Time: 10am to 11am Pacific Time
  • Cost: $0

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

I’ve made 250 spots available but these usually go quickly. If you are unable to attend, you can watch the recording below of a previous sourdough starter workshop I taught, hosted by Rethink Waste.

Thank you to all of my previous students and to my future ones for registering!