Want to learn how to bake sourdough

Sandton, South AfricaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Marion

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 8 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

This course is aimed at people who would like to spend a light hearted 3 hours learning how to make 'sourdough' bread. If you would like a more in-depth course, look for my Sourdough Masterclass experience.

We will spend a delightful morning in my home bakery overlooking the rose garden. I will teach you this ancient but straightforward skill. I shall show you how to make and feed your starter. Explain terms like leavens, autolyse, bassinage, shaping and scoring. During the quiet times while our dough gently ferments you will have ample time to sit on the deck in the garden and enjoy a cup of tea and ask questions.

Fluffy our chinchilla may wander into the bakery and more than likely you will meet Puck and Lilly, our two Border Collies who are extremely nosy.

We start at 8 ish in summer and 10 ish in winter. If you are a single group you can decide on a time that suits you.

The course
1. Introductions, notes, refreshments, overview of the
course
2. Mixing doughs, stretch & fold.
3. Design our Fougasse and decorate it with fresh herbs
from my garden.
4. Shaping and baking
5. Delicious snacks will be served and a glass of wine.

I shall give you each some heritage starter to take home so you can start your baking journey as soon as you get home.

It can be quite warm in the bakery so wear something cool in summer and layers in Winter.
This course is aimed at people who would like to spend a light hearted 3 hours learning how to make 'sourdough' bread. If you would like a more in-depth course, look for my Sourdough Masterclass experience.

We will spend a delightful morning in my home bakery overlooking the rose garden. I will teach you this ancient but straightforward skill. I shall show you how to make and feed your starter. Explain terms like leavens, autolyse, b…

What's included

  • Food
    You will enjoy some delicious healthy snacks such as sourdough Focaccia, Fo...
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    All the tools and equipment necessary to make sourdough as well as detailed...

Meet your Host, Marion

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 6 Reviews
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I love food and that includes good bread. Sour dough is the healthiest bread you can eat and is often tolerated by ppl with gluten intolerance.
I received my culinary qualifications from Pru Leith, ZA during an adult GAP year in 2016, plus time at 2 artisan bakeries in Capetown. In 2017 I left Corporate Life and spent 3 months as a volunteer in the Peruvian Amazon with no contact with the outside world.

Refreshed, I returned to ZA and www.grainbreadstudio.co.za was born. An artisan bread school where people come and learn an a transferable skill.

Having lived in England, Singapore, Madrid, Ireland, Botswana and South Africa I like meeting new people and hearing about their lives.

I continue to experiment on my long suffering friends & family.

I give workshops in Johannesburg and on request in other parts of the country.
I love food and that includes good bread. Sour dough is the healthiest bread you can eat and is often tolerated by ppl with gluten intolerance.
I received my culinary qualifications from Pru Leith, ZA during an adult GAP year in 2016, plus time at 2 artisan bakeries in Capetown. In 2017 I left Corporate Life and spent 3 months as a volunteer in the Peruvian Amazon with no contact with the outside world.

Refreshed, I returned to ZA and www.grainbreadstudio.co.za was born. An a…
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Where you'll be

We will bake in my sunny home bakery overlooking my rose garden. I live in Sandton which is very central and about 20km North of central Johannesburg and 50 km from Pretoria.

More than 120 years ago, the richest gold field on the planet was discovered here. Today it is one of the most affluent areas in Africa and is the business and financial hub of South Africa.

The bakery is scrubbed down and cleaned to industry standards.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Jacques
February 2020
Lovely day spend with Marion in her baking kitchen and house, this was amazing and so much fun! Her food and lunch was extraordinary, and she is very knowledgeable, kind and welcoming.
Mayumbula Michael
November 2019
I highly recommend that you take part in this experience! Marion is an expert par excellence who explains all of the information, tips, tricks in such a condensed yet hands on easy to remember manner. I loved every moment of it. My only complaint is that it felt as though is was all too short.
Lezel
November 2019
Spent a great morning with Marion learning all about sourdough bread making and baking some fabulous breads in her lovely bakery. I would definitely recommend this experience to any foodie!!
Priscilla
November 2019
What a fun experience! We really enjoyed meeting Marion and her wonderful family. We had such a great time learning to make 3 different kinds of bread. Marion and Francine made a lovely lunch for us and we enjoyed meeting her daughter and playing with her dog. If you are looking for something that is unique and wanting to learn how to make bread this is the experience for you. Bonus you have made 3 wonderful loaves of bread and some great friends at the end!
Belinda
October 2019
This was such a great experience! Marion is a fantastic host with a wealth of knowledge and experience! Not only did we learn new skills, but had a really great time doing it and meeting new people! We baked some beautiful loafs and had a fantastic lunch outside.
Claudia & Nils
October 2019
For anyone who wants to learn more about the magic art of baking, this is definitely an experience to try. Amazing location and all necessary equipment is right there to make you feel like you are a professional baker for a couple of hours! Marion is an awesome host and knows everything about baking. You will not regret taking this experience!

Choose from available dates

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the Host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the Host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Fish allergy
Dairy-free
Tree nut allergy
Peanut allergy
Vegetarian
Egg-free
Shellfish allergy
Vegan

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 14 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

What to bring

A small jar for your heirloom starter
Your favourite apron (there will be a few gorgeous branded aprons, couches and bread bag for sale.
You will be leaving with a hot loaf of sourdough so bring a small basket
Comfortable shoes. You will be standing most of the time.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.