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Learn to make sourdough bread at home

2 reviewsSalthill, IrelandPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Inga

60 mins
British
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Russian

What you'll do

The aim of the class is to equip you with all the basic knowledge you need to bake your first sourdough bread at home, including the sourdough starter. Since it takes 1 week to make a starter and a day to bake bread, we’ll cover the main practical steps:

- mix the ingredients for the starter, learn how to refresh it every day until it’s ready for baking
- refresh a ready-made starter from the fridge and get it ready for mixing into the dough
- prepare the dough and learn how long to let it raise before baking
- taste some fresh ready-made bread with a glass of wine

The smell of freshly baked bread is magical, and so is being able to create this magic in your own kitchen!
The aim of the class is to equip you with all the basic knowledge you need to bake your first sourdough bread at home, including the sourdough starter. Since it takes 1 week to make a starter and a day to bake bread, we’ll cover the main practical steps:

- mix the ingredients for the starter, learn how to refresh it every day until it’s ready for baking
- refresh a ready-made starter from the fridge and get it ready for mixing int…

What's included

  • Food
    We will taste some of the bread I’ve baked the night before
  • Drinks
    A glass of wine/beer or tea/coffee will be offered with the tasting
From G$6,344
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Inga

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I got interested in bread making when I moved to Ireland 7 years ago and saw an endless list of ingredients in a store-bought bread. I though it couldn’t be that hard to bake break at home, but it turned out to be not that simple. Using dry yeast gave fast results, but for a proper delicious sourdough bread I had to learn to make my own yeast and prepared to be patient: it takes about 16-24 hours start to finish for a loaf of sourdough bread. It did help that I saw a lot of baking going on as my grandmother was specialized in baking pastry and my granddad was a chef. So after practicing for 3 years now I am happy to share a simple method to make homemade sourdough bread, using a combination of bread machine and manual steps.
I got interested in bread making when I moved to Ireland 7 years ago and saw an endless list of ingredients in a store-bought bread. I though it couldn’t be that hard to bake break at home, but it turned out to be not that simple. Using dry yeast gave fast results, but for a proper delicious sourdough bread I had to learn to make my own yeast and prepared to be patient: it takes about 16-24 hours start to finish for a loaf of sourdough bread. It did help that I saw a lot of baking going on as my…
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Where you'll be

The class will take place in my apartment. It is located in a beautiful seaside area of Galway city, and it is just a 20 min walk from the city centre. We’ll be able to enjoy the seaview during the class.

2 reviews

Yuliya
September 2019
Inga makes very tasty bread and shares her tips and best practices; I am now hoping to make same sourdough bread at home. She has a great personality and makes it a special experience in her sea view flat.
Hannah
August 2019
Inga was a wonderful host and made me feel welcome in Galway. Her knowledge of sourdough is extensive and the whole experience was delightful. I’m so glad I made the visit.

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.
Egg-free
Vegetarian
Dairy-free
Vegan

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

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.