In this 7-course virtual cooking series, Chef Eric will take you through the steps you need to become a serious home-made bread baker. The online series will guide you through making your own starter and keeping it healthy and alive to baking up delicious & nutritious bread with no additives and plenty of taste. Please note that this class runs over 3 weekends. Each session starts on a Sunday with a Live interactive class with Chef Eric followed by 2 videos for you to watch during the week to prepare for the second & third LIVE classes on Saturday & Sunday. The final two classes will take place 14 days after your first class date with LIVE Zoom sessions.
Please read carefully to ensure that you understand the class flow. LIVE sessions will take place on Sunday followed by two Saturday & Sunday sessions.
The Class Flow:
DAY 1 – Sunday: Learn about & make your own sourdough starter, the different types of flour and the role of water, salt, yeast, the little extras (seeds and others), your oven, & other small essential equipment needed for breadmaking. Class Length: 1.5 hours LIVE
Recipes: Sourdough Starter
DAY 2 – Tuesday: (48 hours after the 1st day) I maintain my starter. Follow the video tutorial. Time Needed: 10 minutes
DAY 3 – Friday: Refresh your starter to be used in tomorrow’s LIVE class. Make a poolish following the video tutorial. Time Needed: 20 minutes
Recipes: Poolish for bread
DAY 4 – Saturday (first Saturday session): My first bread by hand using the poolish: preparation of baguette dough with sourdough starter. We’ll prepare bread following the respectus panis method, moulded with Lentil or Chick Pea flour for tomorrow with the sourdough starter. Dough for bread cooked in a cocotte. Class Length: 2 hours LIVE
Recipes: Baguette Tradition, Lentil Bread, Bread Cooked in Cast Iron Pot
DAY 5 – Sunday (Second Sunday session): Cook the Lentil Bread. Shape & bake Baguette. Bake the Bread Cooked in Cast Iron Pot. Class Length: 3 hours LIVE
DAY 6 – Saturday (second Saturday session): Prepare the ciabatta dough. Prepare dough for burger buns & multi-grain bread with seeds using a stand-up mixer. Class Length: 1.5 hours LIVE
Recipes: Ciabatta, Better Burger Buns, Multi-grain Bread with Seeds
Day 7 – Sunday (third Sunday) Shape & bake: Ciabatta, burger buns, & multi-grain bread. You’ll have lots of bread to share! Class Length: 3 hours LIVE
EXAMPLE Schedule: If we begin a session on Sunday, June 7 (LIVE Session), Tuesday, June 9th you complete Day 2, Friday, June 11 you complete Day 3, Saturday, June 13 (LIVE Session) Day 4, Sunday, June 14 (LIVE Session) Day 5, Friday you refresh your starter to prepare for the next day, Saturday, June 20 (LIVE Session) Day 6, Sunday, June 21 (final LIVE Session) Day 7