Cooking - Sourdough Secrets

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Course description

Learn the secret to the perfect sourdough at this workshop in Sydney.

Bread making is one of the most satisfying and nourishing experiences to be had in the kitchen. In this 3hr hands-on class, you will learn the secrets to making perfect sourdough and lay the foundation for successful and confident baking at home.

What you will learn
  • The history of this ancient method of bread making
  • The fermentation process and how to create your own sourdough starter
  • How to keep your sourdough alive, so you can use it all the time
  • The health and flavour benefits of eating fermented bread
  • How to use a sourdough starter to create different products
What’s included
  • A sourdough starter for you to take home (Jeffrey is sharing his starter with you that he’s been keeping alive for 22 years now!)
  • A delicious lunch platter and glass of wine to accompany your freshly made bread
On the Menu
  • Sourdough Ciabatta
  • Cinnamon and Raisin Sourdough Toast
  • Sourdough Pancakes
  • Your own Sourdough Starter to take home
About the Chef

Jeffrey Vincent Simonetta is an Australian–Italian Chef who has worked under some of Australia’s most influential Chefs. His family background, thick with Italian culture, influenced the way he sees cooking and produce. It taught him: “to be Italian is to be passionate. It is to intimately taste wine, sauce, and ripe olives, as well as appreciating simplicity and nature, from the fragrance of the spring air, the skill of the sculptor, and the soul of the painter. It means to belong to a gene pool influenced by some of the most interesting cultures in history and translate those onto a plate”.


The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills
146 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills

Please note: Street parking is very limited nearby. You might try St Margaret’s Car Park at 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills. It is a 5-minute walk from the venue, with casual parking rates after 5pm at approx. $4/hour.

On the day...
  • We’ve cut out disposable plastics, so please bring your own food containers to take any leftovers home
  • All participants must wear closed-in shoes
  • Aprons supplied, but dress appropriately for the kitchen, and tie back long hair
  • Arrive up to 15 minutes before the class start time
Booking conditions
  • Withdrawal from the course is not refundable or transferrable.
  • The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class without notice. In the event of a change, you will be contacted on the phone number and/or email address you provide.
  • We cannot accommodate dietary requirements in all cases. For more information, please contact The Essential Ingredient 02 9555 8300 prior to booking.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • jaya said: It was a great experience with chef Jeff. The venue was spacious, staff was wonderful and friendly.

  • Carmelo said: Chef Jeff was helpful funny approachable and well prepared.

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