Frequenty Asked Questions
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What courses do you offer?
Where do I see the schedule?
Here is a quick view about the courses we conduct at present is shared above and will be updated when we launch more workshops.
The schedule is available under each workshop when you progress towards the checkout page. Just click and move to next weeks to book the date available.
What is Sourdough and why should one go for Sourdough?
Sourdough is a naturally leavened bread that is made utilising naturally occurring Lactobacillus Bacteria and natural/wild yeast. Sourdough has been in existence since centuries before the commercial yeast was discovered. Since fermentation is happening naturally and slowly, it makes Sourdough a food that is easier to digest and better in nutrition.
What is Regular Sourdough?
Sourdough was traditionally baked using wheat and other grains containing gluten. Since we also teach Gluten free Sourdough, We are calling the ‘gluten’ containing version to be Regular Sourdough.
I would like to learn baking healthy breads. Which course should I join?
There is no bread that can be healthier than Sourdough bread.
Your choice will depend of the kind of lifestyle you lead. Regular Sourdough for people who can eat wheat products and Gluten-free Sourdough for people who are Gluten intolerant or allergic to Gluten. Many of our participants learn Regular Sourdough first and then later they join Gluten free Sourdough to bring in diversity in their nutrition.
Is the process same for Regular Sourdough and Gluten free Sourdough?
While the science behind fermentation remains to be the same, the process of working with dough and recipes are very different. To many, Gluten-free Sourdough may seem to be a simpler process but both have their own challenges and need proper training to ensure good bake results.
I am Celiac/ Gluten Intolerant. Is it safe for me to attend your course?
We have had Celiac participants attend our course and our Chef sometimes bake for our celiac clients. We take all precautions to avoid any cross contamination risk. However, we work from a studio where there is more of Gluten including items prepared as compared to Gluten-free so we cannot completely avoid all risk. If you are highly allergic and have severe issues with Gluten, then we suggest you to join our Online course rather than In-person. This way you can learn the same breads in the comfort and safety of your own kitchen.
I have a small counter top oven. Will I be able to bake good Sourdough in it? are the ingredients required for Sourdough bread?
Yes. Many of our participants have a small oven set up at home and are already baking wonderful Sourdough breads in it. We teach how to use various set-ups to get best results from the oven you have at home.
What is a Dutch Oven? Is it essential to use for Sourdough?
A Dutch Oven is a thick pot with a tight fitted lid that is oven safe. Generally made from enamelled or non-enamelled cast iron for high heat retention. Or made with Clay.
A Dutch oven plays an important role in getting the best bake results of Sourdough but one can still bake bread that is close in bake quality even without a Dutch Oven. We teach this and much more in our course.
What is the minimum age requirement to join?
The youngest person who has learnt from us is a 10 year old boy from Manilla. So I would assume any person above the age of 10 to 12 can join if they have interest in the subject.
How difficult it is to create and maintain Sourdough Starter?
It takes some care and involvement to create a Sourdough starter. But it’s not difficult to maintain a Sourdough starter if you give it regular feeds as required. For home bakers, it is better to maintain it in the fridge and fed every few days to keep it strong.
I don’t have any knowledge in baking. Is your course suitable for me?
Most of our courses are suitable for beginners (with some exception like 2nd module of Regular Sourdough). Please check details under the relevant course to know.
I have some basic knowledge of Sourdough. Will I still benefit from the course?
If you have some knowledge but still not getting good results in Sourdough baking, then our course should be able to help you improve surely. Sometimes, people start to bake Sourdough but don’t know the technicalities of how and why of the variable factors and the process.
I have not attended your Regular Sourdough course but I want to attend Module 2 that teaches Sourdough Baguette and Ciabatta. Can I join?
It’s not essential to attend our 1st course but it’s essential to have basic knowledge and experience of Regular Sourdough before you can join our 2nd module of the Regular Sourdough series.
Do I need to know Sourdough basics before I join 3rd module of Regular Sourdough Series to learn Fluffy-Puffy loaf and Cinnamon rolls?
If you only want to bake soft Asian loaves, then it’s Ok to straight away join this course. The process and recipe for this bread is very different from the standard method of working with Sourdough. So you don't need to know the process of Sourdough for these.
We do provide you with Sourdough Starter to kick start your baking journey and teach you how to maintain the starter.
This course also includes free one time access to the online class on “Learn to create Sourdough Starter”.
Can I book a course for my helper?
Absolutely! anyone who is keen to learn is warmly welcomed into our classes. Specifically to our Sourdough courses, since it has a lot of theory along with the hands-on, it is important that any participant is comfortable to communicated in English.