While it's true that it can take anywhere from 8-36 hours to finish a loaf of sourdough bread, most of that time is hands-off where the dough is doing all the work on it's own. Your hands-on time is usually less than 30 minutes in total!
While it's true that there is prep work and maintenance of your starter, the process of taking dough to delicious is fairly straightforward. Plus, my students can rely on my proven step-by-step method that makes the whole process super simple.
Aside from a simple kitchen scale (which you might already have!) any additional equipment is just a nice to have. My method will show you how to bake great sourdough without a dutch oven or any of the usual recommended tools.
"Sarah is a self-taught master of her craft. Her understanding of baking and the the process of creating sourdough is truly impressive. It was an honor to have her teach me the art of sourdough. "
"I started baking sourdough bread over a year ago, following a recipe and instructions given by a Sourdough Recipe Book I purchased online. When I heard about Sarah’s course, I wanted to learn some new techniques and see if I could improve the quality of the sourdough bread I was making, and perfect my sourdough skills. The course was wonderful, and I left with full of inspiration and ideas to progress and improve my sourdough baking. I learned a lot of useful information about creating and managing a starter. Sarah is a fantastic instructor she clearly described the steps you need to follow. Thanks to Sarah I now make wonderful sourdough loaves with ease. This course was exactly what I needed to get past my earlier starter and bread failures that I had tried on my own. Excellent course for sourdough beginners. Saves a person a lot of trial and error."
"Sarah’s class was informative, fun and so delicious. Her clear demonstration and teaching style make you feel competent and confident. Her style is fun and enjoyable making the class a pleasure to attend. The sourdough workshop helped me kickstart a lifestyle change that has enhanced my whole family's wellness. I highly recommend it! As a working mom/professional with limited time for extensive culinary projects, I consider sourdough the easiest part of my weekly cooking. I learned the secrets to making sourdough bread baking work according to my schedule due to the excellent tips and tricks that Sarah taught me. It makes me look like I have it all figured out when I present my beautiful loaves as hostess gifts or to add to a homemade meal that I serve to guests when I host company, little do they know how easy the process became once I had the knowledge to make sourdough work with my lifestyle and time constraints."
Perhaps you've followed me on Instagram or we just met in my Live class. I am committed to ensuring is that you know that sourdough baking is absolutely within your ability and likely easier than you've imagined.
It doesn't have to be confusing or complicated, time-consuming, or demand tremendous effort or attention.
You CAN fit it into your busy lifestyle if you know how.
So forget all the failed recipes or flat, tough bread you may have created in the past. Going forward, as a student of The Sourdough Institute you'll have access to my simple method and a supportive community of fellow sourdough bakers.
THE SOURDOUGH INSTITUTE is the ONLY program of its kind that…
So if you’re ready to finally Master the Art of Sourdough Baking while avoiding all the confusion and complication of old fashioned methods
This is where we get started on your journey to sourdough master. We'll introduce the concept of the Starter and explore the creation, care, and feeding of a healthy starter along with how to discard it if needed.
Once you've got your Starter started there are steps you can take to improve it, ensure it stores well when you're not baking, and get it ready for baking using alternative feeding methods.
In this module we'll take your Starter and turn it into a dough that will eventually become your delicious baked sourdough bread. We'll cover mixing, fermentation, stretch and fold, resting and rising. Then we'll score it, bake it, and eat it!
In this highly requested module you'll learn a variety of different scoring patterns that you can use to create varied and beautiful sourdough breads that will leave your friends and family in awe of your skill in the kitchen.
Great questions asked by great sourdough students
It's okay if you have a "brown thumb!"I have all the aspects of Sourdough Bread covered for you in the course. You'll not only get step-by-step video instructions so you can SEE exactly what you should do, you'll have access to my extensive Q+A resources and a private community group for additional support and encouragement. We've got you!
Some classes and instructors like to focus on the science of the sourdough. And that can be fascinating - if that's of interest to you. But it's totally not necessary to creating a delicious loaf of bread. With The Sourdough Institute we emphasize process and not theory so your focus is on baking the bread, not understanding every aspect of the underlying science.
You can, or find a great local baker. But my best students join my course because they want to know exactly what's in the food they and their family are consuming. They want to experience the feeling of accomplishment that come with making your own food and feeding your loved ones and friends. We all know that handmade always tastes better!
Honestly, you'd be surprised how many people offer to pay me. And I've had students that have started small side businesses baking and selling their sourdough breads. While I don't teach that specifically in the course, you will definitely learn a skill that is absolutely in demand!
No! It's not a full-time job. Not even close. In fact, you can even go away on a long vacation and safely leave your Starter at home unattended. If you know how to prep and prepare it for an extended shelf time. And I show you how to do just that in Module 2 of the course!
Registration is currently closed and is expected to open again soon. Make sure to drop me your email address below and I will notify you as soon as it opens.
Don't wait. The next registration will be the last in 2019 and will open only for a very limited time.
Although when you enroll you will gain access for life, most students would typically work through the course as the information is released after each enrollment. It is my top priority to make sure that all students are successful with the course, so instead of focusing on new sales I close cart and focus only on the students currently taking the course.