Artisan sourdough & rye day



Sourdough bread is becoming increasingly popular, for the very good reason that it tastes as amazing as it looks, and has hugely beneficial effects on your digestive system. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't even have to taste 'sour'. It is a natural, wild yeast leaven that can be used to create a huge range of tastes. The Artisan sourdough & rye day is a hands-on workshop devoted to learning how to: * Manage consistently healthy wild yeast starters – both wheat and rye. * Decide which are the best flours to use * Understand the three Ts: timing, temperature, technique * Devise your own baking schedule to suit your personal lifestyle * Score and decorate your loaves for optimum volume and crust * Stun your friends with the looks and quality of your breads Students who come from further afield often choose to book a night's B&B with us too. Please get in touch via 'Message the tutor' for more information. Suitable for more experienced bakers, artisan sourdough & rye has also proved popular with enthusiastic novices - we never turn anyone away. The course is run by the founders of The Artisan Bakery School, Penny Williams and Dragan Matijevic, at their home in the village of Sparkwell, south Devon. This friendly and informal setting encourages people to relax and enjoy a very productive day. In our experience, happy people bake better bread!

What's included in the price?

* A delicious, home-made lunch * Teas, coffees and biscuits * Complimentary bag of wild yeast culture * Our e-book, "Baking Real Sourdough Bread" * Armfuls of gorgeous, artisan loaves, hand-made by you, to take home


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


The Artisan Bakery School was first established in 2008. Penny & Dragan remain as passionate about teaching baking skills for breads, pastries and pizza, as when we first began. Baking makes people more self-reliant, more responsible for their own health, and generally much, much happier! Why not join us?

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • UK Holiday
  • Romantic
  • Intermediate level
  • Father's Day
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
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Old Home Cottage, , Sparkwell, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5DQ