May Sourdough + Cultured Butter Workshop

Friday May 20th, 7pm – 8.30pm + Sat. May 21st, 8.30am – 9.30am. Two sessions and you must come to both.

To register, add your EMAIL address (NOT your name) to the May Sourdough + Cultured Butter Workshop booking sheet.

$55 / person

Cultured butter

Cultured butter

The dawn of civilisation in Egypt heralded the start of seed saving and sowing. Cereal grains were easy to collect and easy to grow and thus began the evolution of bread creation, culminating in the discovery of using soaked and fermented flour to make risen bread, which we call sourdough. Created before the invention of any modern equipment or ingredients, sourdough bread remains today one of the world’s favourite and simplest breads.

Before modern factory butter making, cream was usually collected from several milkings and obviously not refrigerated. It was therefore several days old and somewhat fermented by the time it was made into butter. Butter made from a fermented cream is known as cultured butter. During fermentation, the cream naturally sours as bacteria convert milk sugars into lactic acid which makes for a fuller-flavoured and more “buttery” tasting product.

In this workshop we will make cultured butter and sourdough bread. The sourdough method I choose to use is easy and foolproof, producing nutritious and delicious bread every time.

Fermented foods, including sourdough breads and cultured butter, allow the human body to absorb all their nutrients and cause less health problems than faster, industrial methods.

To read more about my sourdough workshops, click here.
Sourdough Loaf

Kate's sourdough workshop

Kate’s sourdough workshop

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To register, add your EMAIL address (NOT your name) to the May Sourdough + Cultured Butter Workshop booking sheet

Whole grains, whole seeds, whole bones, whole plants; Whole Food Workshop

 

$65 including lunch. Book here.

It is ironic that, as we have become more “civilised”, food has become less healthy. Research has dissected food into its elements and we know more about vitamins, minerals, gluten, carbohydrates and antioxidants than ever before. Shops have shelves of potions and supplements to boost immunity, heal the gut and calm the nerves.

In this workshop we take real ingredients, in their least processed state, and make delicious, nutritious whole foods, full of their natural goodness. We will cover everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner to dessert. I will recommend some reading, both books and websites, to help you on your way and keep you inspired.

99.9% of the ingredients in the world are gluten free and we will use many of them. This workshop is for everyone but does contain animal products.

I want to rekindle your inner instincts for understanding what your body is telling you about health and reunite you with the joy of food preparation, not just for your tastebuds but for your whole body, inside and out.

Following on from this workshop will be an option to come and cook a meal with me regularly and follow the seasons, learning more about eating whole foods as well as eating from the garden and making the most of what grows and is raised in the Cygnet area.

Organic Sourdough Kit – Australia wide delivery

My Organic Sourdough & Proving Bowl Kit is available for Australia wide delivery.

The price for the Organic Sourdough & Proving Bowl Kit is $65 and includes postage within Australia.

I have now sent hundreds  of kits all over Australia to people wanting to make foolproof, easy, delicious, nutritious sourdough bread.

Ordering is by email to me and payment by direct bank transfer. After email order confirmation I will send you the bank transfer details.

Organic Sourdough & Proving Bowl Kit now available for Australia wide delivery

Organic Sourdough & Proving Bowl Kit now available for Australia wide delivery

There has been an enormous amount of interest in all of my workshops recently, particularly Sourdough Bread Making, so, for those too far away to attend, I  offer the kit and a proving bowl for purchase online. Adding up all of the Sourdough Workshops that I have conducted plus all of the kits that have been sold at the Cygnet Market and online, would mean that I have sold over 300 kits in the 4 years since I have been offering them. Below, you can read some of the feedback I have received about the kits.

I recommend Four Leaf Organic grains

I recommend Four Leaf Organic grains

The Organic Sourdough & Proving Bowl Kit has the recipe and all of my tips and tricks for making delicious and easy sourdough bread, the ingredients required for two standard loaves, plus the rye-based starter which ensures excellent bread into the future.  In addition, it has a proving bowl which has been designed specifically for sourdough bread. I only post on Mondays or Tuesdays so your starter does not sit over the weekend in a Post Office, instead of in your fridge!

The ingredients include the special sourdough starter and the flours are all organic flours of the highest quality from Four Leaf Milling in South Australia.  Flour from dry-land farming in South Australia has all of the characteristics that are best suited to sourdough bread-making since the sourdough method originated thousands of years ago in Egypt, another dry land.

Again, the price for the Organic Sourdough & Proving Bowl Kit is $65 and includes postage within Australia.  

Since I don’t have an online payment facility, ordering is by email (gasp4winns@gmail.com) and payment by direct bank transfer. After order confirmation I will send you the bank transfer details.

Again, the price for the Organic Sourdough & Proving Bowl Kit is and includes postage within Australia.  

Since I don’t have an online payment facility, ordering is by email (gasp4winns@gmail.com) and payment by direct bank transfer. After order confirmation I will send you the bank transfer details.

The perfect sourdough bread made with the kit

The perfect sourdough bread made with the kit

You can check the performance of my kits by reading the testimonials below and read about my workshops here.

Contact me if you would like to purchase one of my kits..

Here is another complete kit ready to go in the Express Post bag.

Sourdough Bread Express Post Kit

Sourdough Bread Express Post Kit

 Feedback:

May 2, 2015: Hi Kate,  baked my first  loaf today and it turned out beautifully.  Tastes great too.

Thanks, Ruth

Ruth April 2015

Hi Kate. Thrilled with the result from your kit. Made two loaves and rest of starter in fridge for next weekend. Beautiful crust and flavour. Kit easy to use. Will be in touch before Mother’s Day to get one sent to my mum. Many thanks. Anne.

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Hello Kate,

I’m not sure if you remember me; you were kind enough to help me on my way to a successful sourdough bread baker after sending my kit . See attached photographs of the loaves I made on Saturday. We are so happy.  I have planned a greater wholemeal and rye content for this weekend’s bake. We enjoy a substantial percentage of wholemeal/rye in our bread. Anyhow, the crust and crumb are exactly as we like it and the oven spring is great.

One is a ‘normal’ sourdough with only bread spices and the other is an olive sourdough (yummy toasted on Sunday morning with a fried egg on it!).Thank you again for all your help. With your guidance (and taking away the fear of baking SD) I’m now where I wanted to be when I started my research.

Kindest regards,

Ingrid

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