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Sourdough Class with Stephen Arnott

Morpeth, Australia

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Experience hosted by Allie

4 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The focus of our class is to teach you to make sourdough at home, with domestic appliances, under normal kitchen conditions.
You will learn to mix and shape your own sourdough in a totally hands-on experience, flour, dust and all! This will be done in defined stages with techniques, tips and some science along the way.
Being an interactive class, you will ask questions along the way, especially all the do's and don'ts for making sourdough successfully.
We will break for half an hour, where lunch will be served with a beverage. Also of offer during the break, is a tour of the Historic Arnott Bakehouse, to learn more about the history of the famous Arnott family baking family.
At the conclusion of the class, you can take a loaf of Morpeth Sourdough home and you will also have the opportunity to purchase baking tins and utensils.
Other things to note
This is a fun and informative class and no prior knowledge of sourdough is required.
If you have any questions beforehand, please message us.
The focus of our class is to teach you to make sourdough at home, with domestic appliances, under normal kitchen conditions.
You will learn to mix and shape your own sourdough in a totally hands-on experience, flour, dust and all! This will be done in defined stages with techniques, tips and some science along the way.
Being an interactive class, you will ask questions along the way, especially all the do's and don'ts for making sourdou…

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What's included

  • Food
    A light lunch will be served with sourdough bread and a beverage.
  • Equipment
    notes, sourdough culture "mother" plus a large bucket of flour
From $115
/ person
Fri, Dec 11
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$115 per person
$115 per person
Sat, Dec 19
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$115 per person
$115 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Allie

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Allie your host and co-founder of Morpeth Sourdough bakery and a Master of Food Microbiology. Previously working for Australia's largest bakery I have detailed knowledge of food fermentations. So during our class I provide some of the science on sourdough. Together with Stephen Arnott, a sourdough master baker from one of the oldest baking families in Australia, we run our sourdough baking class in Morpeth, NSW. We've been baking sourdough since 2000 & retailing at the Historic Arnott Bakehouse, Morpeth since 2003. Our ancestors are famous bakers and you are probably most familiar with William Arnott, Stephen's g-g-great grandfather, founder of Arnott's Biscuits! His brother baked here at this site back in the 1860's. We make real, authentic sourdough, with texture and taste, the direct result of an extended dough fermentation process
I'm Allie your host and co-founder of Morpeth Sourdough bakery and a Master of Food Microbiology. Previously working for Australia's largest bakery I have detailed knowledge of food fermentations. So during our class I provide some of the science on sourdough. Together with Stephen Arnott, a sourdough master baker from one of the oldest baking families in Australia, we run our sourdough baking class in Morpeth, NSW. We've been baking sourdough since 2000 & retailing at the Historic Arnott Bakeho…
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Where you'll be

The sourdough class is in the original 1850's bakehouse kitchen at the Historic Arnott Bakehouse in Morpeth, NSW.
Morpeth is an historic village in the Hunter Valley with plenty to see and do.

Rated 4.67 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Lindsay
November 2020
My husband and I did this course and thoroughly enjoyed it! Both Stephen & Alison are very personable and made the course very enjoyable indeed! Lovely lunch, great interaction and learnt a lot! Hopefully now I’ll be more successful making loaves at home! At least we can reach out if we need to.
My husband and I did this course and thoroughly enjoyed it! Both Stephen & Alison are very personable and made the course very enjoyable indeed! Lovely lunch, great interaction and…
Jayne
November 2020
I got so much from the class and learning about the culture of microorganisms in sourdough was fascinating. Now the real test begins with accomplishing great loaves of Sourdough bread 😁
Jason
March 2020
I got to actively participate in the whole experience, meet great people and hear some amazing history around Arnott’s, the building, and Morpeth. I can’t wait to put what I have learnt into practice, Stephen was really keen to learn about my experiences and to help me further expand on my skills. Very grateful that I chose this class over the others on offer.
I got to actively participate in the whole experience, meet great people and hear some amazing history around Arnott’s, the building, and Morpeth. I can’t wait to put what I have l…
Liz
March 2020
Thank you it was a wonderful and informative experience and I learnt many interesting things and history. I loved it and would highly recommend going! Looking forward to trying my new learned skills at home.
Mark
February 2020
Great course in the historic bakery, it would have been great to actually bake some loaves but renovations we being done which prevented this. But a really good course nonetheless.
RobandVickie
January 2020
My daughter gave me this experience for a Christmas Present and attended the class with me. It was a very personal class with only the two of us and we were both very impressed with the depth of knowledge shown by Stephen and Allie. Enjoyable lunch and plenty of information. Cannot wait to feed my culture and start baking. Thank you Stephen for your personal approach.
My daughter gave me this experience for a Christmas Present and attended the class with me. It was a very personal class with only the two of us and we were both very impressed wi…

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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 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

comfortable clothes and closed shoes.

COVID 19 - please bring your own water bottle and mask, we provide hand sanitiser and will take temperatures on arrival.