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The Art of Sourdough

Presented by Kelly Syms
About the class

As the great writer Cervantes said – “All sorrows are less with bread! Join our next sourdough bread class with baker and chef Kelly Syms.

Come and learn how to cultivate (and name) your own sourdough starter, mix doughs by hand, scale and shape loaves then bake them in your home oven (with a little help from some essential tools) for instagram-worthy results.

Let qualified Baker / chef Kelly explain the science behind sourdough, and break down basic Baker’s Math that will help you create your own recipes and show you how to create a schedule and select recipes so you can bake with ease.

You’ll be transported to the best bakeries from Paris to San Francisco when you crack open your own, handmade loaf. Come start your ‘Breaducation‘ with us!

Due to the nature of baking bread there will a combination of demonstration and instruction, hands-on time and time set aside for questions and answers . We will then have a glass of wine and eat some beautifully baked sourdough with butter and accompaniments. Click on the link below and book your ticket to our sourdough baking class today!

NOTE: If you would like to take a loaf of unbaked bread home with you, please bring a banneton, bread basket, ricotta basket or colander with you. This should be approximately 20-25cm in diameter. This class does not include a sourdough kit, however, you will receive a container to take your Starter home in. 

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To avoid the Eventbrite booking fees, or if you would like to redeem an Essential Ingredient Gift Card please contact us directly and we would be happy to enroll you (02) 4926 1991. You can also visit us in-store.

To Do List

  • Wear closed toe shoes (we love your toes where they are),
  • Pull long hair back off your face (“waiter, there’s a hair in my soup”),
  • We are doing our bit to save the planet. There are often leftovers at the end of a class, we will no longer be providing plastic containers and instead suggest you bring something from home to put them in.

No refunds/transfers/credits on cancellations, regardless of illness or a change in personal circumstance. For a complete look at the Terms & Conditions of The Cooking School at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle, visit our website.

Before you attend a cooking class at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle it is important that each and every attendee become familiar with the precautionary measures we have adopted in light of COVID-19. Please click on the following link to read our COVID-19 Hygiene and Safety Standards or call our store for more information.


February 23
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cooking School at THe Essential Ingredient Newcastle
Shop 9 200 Union Street The Junction
Newcastle, 2291 Australia
Ph. 49261991
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