This event is a live, interactive webinar on ZOOM video conferencing. Learn in the comfort of your own home, go from beginner without any experience to expert in 3.5 hours, or your money back. No quibbles. No questions. No catches.
I'm Sharon Roberts, sourdough expert, author, chef and founder of Learn Sourdough.
On this highly acclaimed live ZOOM webinar, I explain step-by-step the entire process of how to create a powerful, high performance starter from start to infinity.
I explain more about ZOOM at the end of this page. We will be able to interact with each other in real time on ZOOM. Wherever you are in the world,
You need a powerful, high performance starter to make authentic sourdough bread.
This compelling workshop is in plain English.
'Let’s Start! Mastering Sourdough Starters’ has been created for you to succeed. I personally guarantee it.
You’ll create a sourdough starter during this ZOOM workshop and discover the science in plain English. All previous hitches and frustrations you may have encountered, will be resolved.
Everything you learn is based on science, in plain English and you’ll find it all in one place during this event.
There is nothing else like this incredible, interactive ZOOM event. It’s packed with everything you’ll ever need to know about sourdough starters.
This 3.5 hour ZOOM event is ideal if you want to start baking your own authentic sourdough bread but have zero experience or very little experience, love eating good food, want to eat better, if you've failed in your previous sourdough attempts, are producing frisbees (a technical term!) or just want to get cracking baking real bread.
You will master by ZOOM:
How to create a powerful, high performance starter from scratch, step by step, using proven scientific methods so that you succeed first time. You create a starter only once. A starter is essential to make authentic sourdough bread.
How to troubleshoot a new or established starter confidently so that you don't bin it unnecessarily.
How to maintain a starter to pass on to the next generation (some starters are over 100 years old!) so that your children and grandchildren continue to bake sourdough bread, that's delicious and nutritious.
How to store a high-performance starter (you’ll learn all the techniques) so that the starter fits in with your life and not the other way round.
And become skilled at...
How to spot dubious sourdough recipes so that you don't waste your time.
How to create your own fabulous sourdough recipes with ease, so that you can bake to suit your taste and your family's.
How to maintain and store small quantities of high-performance starter so your fridge isn’t overrun.
And get clued up about...
How much starter to use in your sourdough loaf and why, so that you don't end up with a claggy frisbee.
How to successfully refresh a neglected starter even if its been in your fridge, untouched for 1 year, so that you know you've mastered sourdough starters.
How to avoid 5 common mistakes when refreshing a starter so that it is powerful and will raise dough, every single time.
Suitable for all abilities. Including absolute beginners.
You'll receive in depth course notes emailed to you before the event.
You'll also receive an exciting selection of discount vouchers
The total value of this event is £660. You pay £35.
You get Sharon's expertise for 3.5 hours valued at: £525
Discount vouchers valued at: £100
Money Back Guarantee valued at: £35
Live on ZOOM 'Let’s Start! Mastering Sourdough Starters’ has been created for you to succeed. Or your money back. No quibbles. No questions. No catches.
When? Scroll up and see the calendar for a selection of dates
Times? There's a selection of times to suit everyone
Duration? 3.5 hours
How to book? Scroll up to 'Make a Booking Request'. I will respond to your email quickly. Please check your spam folder too.
'Let's Start! Mastering Sourdough Starters' is highly acclaimed by fans of Learn Sourdough.
Read what they're saying about this highly acclaimed event, on Zoom and live face to face events:-
I attended Sharon's first ever 'Lockdown' 'Let's Start! Mastering Sourdough Starters', on ZOOM.
My 14-year-old daughter is very keen for me to bake sourdough bread for her - so keen that she spent her own money on buying Sharon's course as a Mother's Day gift for me...and then we went into C19 lockdown. But lockdown didn't deter Sharon in the least and she swiftly adapted her face-to-face sourdough course to an online version and popped her sourdough starter in the post to me. All I needed were a few basic bits of kitchen kit such as a thermometer and digital scales at my end and we were off; I had a most entertaining and informative morning with Sharon and would absolutely recommend her course. My daughter's hard-earned pocket money was well spent. Emma Cullen, Dorset, April 2020
I've just done Sharon's "Let's Start! Mastering Sourdough Starters" session & can highly recommend it if, like me, you've had umpteen unsuccessful attempts at raising your own consistent & well-behaved "fridge pet" of the sourdough variety. She demystifies the whole process & explains the science behind it. You get to start your very own starter, and learn how to raise it, care for it, store it and revive it to peak activity when you need it. There are copious notes to take home, though it's worth also making your own as ideas & questions pop up. (Plus some very worthwhile vouchers for local & online shops and a dough scraper too.) Not to mention trying out her very excellent bread with a variety of intriguing toppings! All in all, a very interesting & worthwhile session. Angela Corbet, Wimborne, Dorset
Great session, loads of very good and useful information given in a very clear fun way . Easily understandable. Lovely free samples too. Well worth the money. Mandy da Silva, Wimborne, Dorset
Questions? Not sure? I'm here to help. Please contact me, Sharon Roberts using the 'Ask a Question' button at the top of this page. I'm just 1 click away.
The event is relaxed, fun and informative. What are you waiting for? Join us!
Once you've booked your seat, you will receive a personalised confirmation email from me.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
1. The Learn Sourdough 100% Money Back Guarantee valued at £35. No quibbles. No questions. No catches
2. In depth course notes will be emailed to you before the event
3. You receive £100 worth of practical and exciting discount vouchers to spend in Sharon's favourite shops and on line
4. You'll start a powerful, high performance sourdough starter during the ZOOM event
5. You'll also receive by post some of Sharon's powerful, high performance starter established in 2016.
6. At the end of the event, Sharon will present you with the Learn Sourdough Master of Sourdough Starters Diploma. You'll receive it by email
7. You'll be fired up and looking forward to baking real sourdough bread at home
8. You have Sharon's expertise throughout the entire ZOOM event
It's fun too!
Video webinars are hosted on Zoom. We will interact live, in real time. It's easy to use. I will email you a link. You click the link and we'll be able to see and hear each other on our computer screens. It's easy!
5 Minute Practice on Zoom (Optional)
Once you've booked on to 'Let's Start! Mastering Sourdough Starters', you'll be able to have a 5 minute practice on Zoom with me. Once you've booked, I'll email you a choice of dates and times for the 5 minute Zoom practice. Then, on your selected date, I will email you a link for you to click. This 5 minute practice is optional.
What are you waiting for? Book now!
I look forward to meeting you on ZOOM and getting you started on your sourdough journey.
My very best wishes
1 small bag of strong white flour. Approximately 5 tablespoons of water. 1 teaspoon. 1 small jar OR small ramekin OR small container OR similar.
A set of digital scales
Food probe/thermometer (indispensable in the kitchen and essential for sourdough)
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Very interesting. Sharon outlined the details of starters for sourdough in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. A really excellent course. We can recommend thoroughly.
Response from Learn Sourdough:Thank you for your splendid review. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Thank you again for coming all the way from Shropshire to Dorset especially for my event. I'm bowled over! I look forward to meeting you both again at another Learn Sourdough event. Sincerely, Sharon
Great! Having done Sharon’s, ‘Sourdough Extravaganza’ my appetite was whetted for more information about the starter – and this course provided it in spades! A wealth of information, entertainingly presented, with lots of hands-on experience. Highly recommended!
Response from Learn Sourdough:Thank you for your splendid review. It gives me a lot of pleasure and satisfaction to read how much you are enjoying my sourdough events. I'm looking forward to hosting a private sourdough event for you in the new year. Thank you sincerely for booking with Learn Sourdough, Sharon
Attended Sharon’s sourdough workshop today which not only comprehensively explained the process of making a sourdough starter (and walking away with my own) but also spoke about the gut microbiome. This included the opportunity to sample really yummy sourdough bread with lots of local spreads and oils as well as an amazing homemade probiotic spread. Really fab, enjoyable and informative few hours. Highly recommend!
Response from Learn Sourdough:Thank you Rebecca for your exciting review. The gut microbiome and real sourdough bread go hand in hand. I'm truly delighted you enjoyed my event so much. I know you've booked onto one of my other events. Thank you. I look forward to sharing more of my expertise with you and helping you progress smoothly on your sourdough journey. Sincerely, Sharon
Stuart and myself had a great time. Your talk was so interesting and has rekindled my interest in both sourdough and fermented foods. You are an excellent speaker.
Response from Learn Sourdough:I'm flattered by your kind comment. Thank you. I'm delighted that you've rediscovered the wonderful and delicious world of fermentation. Sincerely, Sharon
I've just done Sharon's "Let's Start! Mastering Sourdough Starters" session & can highly recommend it if, like me, you've had umpteen unsuccessful attempts at raising your own consistent & well-behaved "fridge pet" of the sourdough variety. She demystifies the whole process & explains the science behind it. You get to start your very own starter, and learn how to raise it, care for it, store it and revive it to peak activity when you need it. There are copious notes to take home, though it's worth also making your own as ideas & questions pop up. (Plus some very worthwhile vouchers for local & online shops and a dough scraper too.) Not to mention trying out her very excellent bread with a variety of intriguing toppings! All in all, a very interesting & worthwhile session.
Response from Learn Sourdough:I know you're going great guns with making sourdough bread since coming onto 'Let's Start!' I'm really delighted for you. Thank you for your terrific review. It will surely inspire other 'sourdoughers' to book. Sincerely, Sharon
Great session, loads of very good and useful information given in a very clear fun way . Easily understandable. Lovely free samples too. Well worth the money.
Response from Learn Sourdough:It was a pleasure meeting you. I'm delighted you enjoyed the event so much. Thank you for taking the time to review it. I look forward to seeing you again at future Learn Sourdough events. Sincerely, Sharon
Many thanks to Sharon for a wonderful Saturday morning sourdough masterclass, it was a great way to learn the art of sourdough, with a totally enthusiastic and committed teacher.
There was also the benefit of a friendly team of fellow participants, keen to help and exchange ideas, while tasting the fresh made sourdough.
We have progressed from little idea of sourdough, to going away with so much knowledge and very keen to actually make sourdough products with the starter ingredients supplied.
Response from Learn Sourdough:It was a pleasure meeting you both. Thank you for your outstanding review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the event. It was a lot of fun wasn't it. I look forward to seeing you both again at another Learn Sourdough event. Sincerely, Sharon
Have been making sourdough every other week after the confidence your demonstration gave me!
Response from Learn Sourdough:I'm delighted you're fired up. Thank you for your review. I look forward to seeing you again at other Learn Sourdough events.