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Easy sourdough focaccia & ciabatta

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Experience hosted by Iulian

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This hands-on course is designed for beginner’s amateur home bakers with very limited or no baking experience, who may have been confused by over-complicated recipes and are interested in getting in to the world of sourdough baking.

In our outdoor kitchen you will learn to bake delicious & hearty ciabatta bread and focaccia in a way that fits into your day to day life schedule, you'll receive a lot of individual attention so you’ll be able to get going in your own kitchen as a home baker and to bakeusing simple, wholesome local ingredients.

During the day you will get floury (don’t worry, we will all have aprons yet it’s not a very good idea to wear your best clothes ) and we’ll serve lunch from what will bake during the day, tea and refreshments drinks. You will have your very own sourdough starter plus recipes and instructional handouts and some of the utensils so you can start baking your own tasty sourdough goodies right away!

At the end of this interactive informal hands-on course you will be able to:

- make and keep a healthy sourdough starter
- fit sourdough in your busy life
- learn about traditional techniques
- handle & hand mix wet dough
- understanding baker's terminology: mixing, stretching, folding, proving and scoring the dough for the oven
This hands-on course is designed for beginner’s amateur home bakers with very limited or no baking experience, who may have been confused by over-complicated recipes and are interested in getting in to the world of sourdough baking.

In our outdoor kitchen you will learn to bake delicious & hearty ciabatta bread and focaccia in a way that fits into your day to day life schedule, you'll receive a lot of individual attention so you’ll b…

Iulian's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    We’ll eat mostly what will bake during the day along with what's available...
  • Drinks
    We'll serve herb tea, coffee and home made local fruit syrups.
  • Equipment
    We provide aprons and all ingredients, materials, equipment and utensils.
From $25
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Iulian

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • Identity verified
My name is iulian and in 2010, after 16 years of successfully experience within international hotel chain restaurants and also onboard ocean liners, I quit my city life and together with my family ( wife & 2 kids ) I moved from Bucharest city to an almost abandoned farm in a small village in SW Transylvania - Romania. Here we bought a piece of land and a ruined house near the Retezat Mountains, in one of the most beautiful areas of Romania where tourists can visit many ancient and medieval churches and buildings.
Since then, I developed my new passion and become a self educated home based sourdough bread baker, teaching people how to make their own bread at home with just 3 ingredients: flour, water, salt without preservatives or any other strange ingredient added and occasionally baking for big events of different NGOs around the country
My name is iulian and in 2010, after 16 years of successfully experience within international hotel chain restaurants and also onboard ocean liners, I quit my city life and together with my family ( wife & 2 kids ) I moved from Bucharest city to an almost abandoned farm in a small village in SW Transylvania - Romania. Here we bought a piece of land and a ruined house near the Retezat Mountains, in one of the most beautiful areas of Romania where tourists can visit many ancient and medieval churc…
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Where you'll be

We can conduct our workshop in several places on our property, depending on the weather, number of persons in your group and time of the year: our outdoor covered terrace, near our veggie garden under a canopy of majesty trees or even indoors in our neighbor B&B kitchen. In all places, we'll have a wood fired oven and all the accessories we'll need for the course.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

If you are around city of Hateg or anywhere between Deva and Petrosani, you can call me and I can meet you wherever you are....

What to bring

Joy and willingness to learn how to make bread & pizza...