#1 Sourdough Bread Baking 101

4.5 (2770)
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2.5 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
Bake a loaf of real sourdough bread and amaze your family and friends.
Know what an autolyse is and why it is used in bread baking.
How to mix and fold dough a gentle method of developing gluten which does not entail kneading.
Have an easy method of baking with steam in your own home oven.
Know how to shape a boule (round loaf) and a batard (long oval loaf).
How to handle sticky, wet dough.
Why a long cool ferment is beneficial as a baking technique.
See how to clean, store and use a banneton.
What to use if you don't have a banneton and what a banneton is used for.
How to make your own sourdough starter, step by step.
What hydration means in baking terms.
You will see how to bake, slice and eat a freshly baked slice of bread ( you will need help with this skill) ;)
Understand baker's lingo, learn some bread history, understand how to measure ingredients.
About the course

(Edited: Course Updated August 2019)

Tired of baking bricks when everyone else is baking super gorgeous sourdough bread with a holey crumb and crispy crust? Change all of that by enrolling in "Sourdough Bread Baking 101."

This is the sourdough baking course you need if you are just starting out in sourdough bread baking. In my other courses, I teach how to bake all sorts of sourdough breads, but in this course, I won't load you down with lots of information, just enough so it is easy and fun to bake your first loaf of sourdough.

You will first learn how to make your own sourdough starter at home, day by day with detailed instructions, videos and a free pdf downloadable booklet.

Next, you'll move onto baking waffles to test your new sourdough starter and then onto your first sourdough test loaf. Once you've taken a basic white sourdough loaf, steaming hot, out of your own oven, you will be ready to move on to more complex formulas.

There are two basic sourdough bread formulas in this course. I call them "First Loaf" and "Second Loaf." We will follow the easy step by step directions of the process together. The first loaf is easy. It is a one day round boule with a lower hydration dough, which means it is not too wet or sticky. The second loaf is a two day high hydration dough and is a batard or French style loaf.  Working together, I will show you how to handle a wet, sticky dough and how to do an autolyse. This bread results in a lovely tasting bread with large holes and a wonderful crispy crust.

This course is for BEGINNERS who have no idea of how to bake with sourdough or those who have tried and stumbled. I have fifteen years of experience teaching the newbie sourdough baker, so come on! Let's have some fun! You know want to!

This course would make an excellent gift for the aspiring baker in your family circle, whether an older baker or a young new baker.

Some skills you will learn:

  • How to make and care for your own sourdough starter
  • Why it's important to weigh ingredients.
  • Gathering some basic baking equipment
  • How to mix and fold dough. No kneading here.
  • Shaping, scoring and baking the dough.
  • What to do after you've baked your first loaf hint (bake your second loaf!)
  • When you have finished Sourdough Bread Baking 101, you will have the confidence to not only bake using your own sourdough starter, you will be ready for more advanced sourdough baking techniques which will enable you to bake all sorts of sourdough artisan breads.

    Some Student Reviews:

    by Pam H - Outstanding

    This is an outstanding class on sourdough - well written text lectures, great videos and clear recipes/formulas. I've been a bread baker for 40 years - this class has taken my sourdough baking skill to a whole new level.

    by Amanda H - Fantastic Class

    I absolutely loved Teresa's Sourdough 101 class. Her directions were easy to follow, full of great info, and I was able to bake incredible sourdough bread!!! I loved it so much that I have already signed up for her other three courses. My family and I say "thank you Teresa"!!

    by Samira M - Very good

    For the first time I could bake a bread a reaaly sourdough bread. The course is really good. Simple and direct. Thank you so much Teresa.

    by Ban S  - excellent course for sourdough baking

    an excellent course for beginners in sourdough baking and excellent instructor with great experience.

    by Robin E - More, More, More

    Can't get enough! I love Teresa Greenway's courses. She is so complete and does not just leave you hanging. She is there for you just like in a classroom and helps troubleshoot and encourage. Thank you so much I look forward to the future bakes and classes.

    by Simon H - Brilliant!

    I've checked out many sourdough baking texts and videos but then I discovered Teresa! Absolutely brilliant, not least, Teresa uses highly accurate gram measurements and not flippin' cups (what's more she explains why cups are an inaccurate measure). The course takes the student by the hand and slow, confidently and kindly walks through each step simply. There's no technical jargon and no assumption that the student knows this or that before setting out. The texts are clear, the videos are clear. This is without doubt the best sourdough bread making course I've ever seen. Thank you Teresa!

    by Jeni H - Absolutely fantastic!

    I have enjoyed this course so much, I'm baking my loafs right now! I found this course answered so many questions I had about making sourdough, I would highly recommend it to anyone starting out!

    by Pam H - Outstanding

    This is an outstanding class on sourdough - well written text lectures, great videos and clear recipes/formulas. I've been a bread baker for 40 years - this class has taken my sourdough baking skill to a whole new level.

    by Trish D - Perfect for beginners

    This is another great course from Teresa. I have also completed two other sourdough courses of Teresa's and totally recommend them. If you are new to sourdough.start here and learn from a friendly and informative teacher. Teresa takes you through the process of sourdough baking and you learn at your own pace. Perfect place to start to enter the wonderful world of sourdough baking. A+++

    Introduction to Sourdough Baking
    Hello and Welcome!

    Hello! Welcome to Sourdough Bread Baking 101.

    Make Your Own Sourdough Starter
    Let's get started making a new sourdough starter so you can bake!
    Getting Started
    Learn what you need to do to get started baking sourdough!
    How to Make Your Own Sourdough Starter 29 page E-Book
    Here is a free downloadable 29 page E-Book on How to Make Your Own Sourdough Starter.
    Baking Basics
    This covers the basics you need to know before baking. Please skip this section if you are familiar with baking basis.
    The Stages of Making Bread

    This lecture is an explanation of the different stages of the bread making process.

    A Word About Measuring

    Measuring properly is more important that you might think, especially for quality and consistency.

    List of Baking Equipment You Might Need
    Here's a list of baking equipment you may need.
    Some Common Ingredients Used for Sourdough Baking
    Let's talk about common ingredients you might use when baking, flour, salt, malt, sugar, etc
    Your First Loaf of Sourdough Bread
    By the end of this section, you will be slicing and tasting your first loaf of sourdough bread!
    Before You Start - Timeline

    Read this to understand the timeline of the bread making process that we will use. See when to feed your starter and mix your dough.

    • Bring your passion for learning! A kitchen scale is necessary as well as other basic baking equipment, like a baking stone, a roasting pan lid, a sharp scoring blade, water spray bottle and other assorted items found in the home kitchen.
    • Basic baking kitchen skills are necessary.
    • A desire to bake and eat real sourdough bread.
    • Jump in, the ingredient and equipment list isn't that long and is available in the course.
    Teresa L Greenway
    Teresa L Greenway
    Bread Baker, Sourdough Baking Teacher, Author, Blogger
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