SourDough Bread Making Classes?
- xox Mar 16, 2008 05:20 PM
My husband has become obsessed with making his own sourdough bread (including his own starter), but after one successful loaf, has had a series of, well, failures. Is there a hands on class for amateur bread makers? We live/work in the West LA/SM area.
Did you ever find a class? I am in the same situation. My husband and I have started making our own starter and using the Nancy Silverton recipes but would love a class that could help guide us.
I made my starter year ago using red grapes (I wish I still had the recipe!) and it's served really well. That and Silverton's bread book. My first months of breadmaking were lame, hard, flaccid excuses but I found more than anything, being dilligent and being a real slave to the specifics of her recipies helped me make far more legit baguettes as the months wore on. I don't know if a class could have subbed for a lot of trial and error (and believe me, I'm a fan of classes, but this strikes me as more of a practice, tactile thing, like learning a jump shot.) Best of luck, and the good news is, even the failures are still pretty damn good toasted with melted butter!