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The Heart of Sourdough Bread Baking - socially distanced, live workshop - DATE TBA
The Heart of Sourdough Bread Baking - socially distanced, live workshop - DATE TBA
The Heart of Sourdough Bread Baking - socially distanced, live workshop - DATE TBA
The Heart of Sourdough Bread Baking - socially distanced, live workshop - DATE TBA
The Heart of Sourdough Bread Baking - socially distanced, live workshop - DATE TBA
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$ 49.00

The Heart of Sourdough Bread Baking - socially distanced, live workshop - DATE TBA

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We completed our first successful workshop on March 29 and we are creating another! Sign up to get the news when enrollment opens. 

Join me in my kitchen for a one day live bread making party. Together - live and “in person” a la Quarantine Digital Device - we will begin the process of mixing flour and water and end with two loaves of homemade bread. 

The workshop will be led by myself (Nici Holt Cline) and my dear friend and expert bread baker, Kara Daume. We will focus on the science, the art, the flexibility, the skill, the variables and the method. You will learn, help and leave armed with the knowledge and confidence and you need to incorporate this beautiful and satisfying ritual into your life. 

In this time of collective isolation, let's embrace an ancient ritual that is a staple in every culture, for thousands of years. 

Bread.

It's easy to feel intimidated by maintaining a sourdough starter. Or that those glorious crusty loaves shared on instagram are part of some exclusive, mystical coalition. Or that the time investment can't possibly fit into a busy schedule. Kara and I will share how we do it and, together, we will have so much fun!

This live workshop is all about breaking it down and creating an experience that nourishes our bodies, our communities, our souls.

  • A virtual bread-making party, on March 29 (with a bit of advance prep).
    • The evening of March 28, a live zoom call as we feed our starter and get to know each other!
    • March 29, beginning in the morning, we will spend the day making bread from start to finish! A rough idea of the schedule: Process will start at 8:30 Mountain time. There are several steps (and we will walk you through all of it) with many hands-off periods (where we will answer your questions, share our passion and take some breaks). Bread will bake off in the afternoon around 3pm Mountain.
  • Seven+ hours of instruction by Kara and Nici. Feel free to tune in and out as you wish as it will all be saved and sent to you. Kids, dogs, real life mess/madness, whatever you’ve got going on is 100% perfect and welcome.
  • Downloadable resources like bread making schedule, tool list, activities for kids, FAQ and recipes.
  • Live Q&A all day during the experience. We will literally be making bread together and we will be here to answer all your questions about sourdough and life ;). And have a dance party. And then smear butter on that warm bread we made with our hands.

Essentials:

  1. All Purpose Flour
  2. Salt
  3. Active Dry Yeast or Starter (traditional starter does not have yeast and takes a week or so to ready. We are adding dry yeast to speed up our starter so we can bake on Sunday. After Sunday you will not need yeast -- just flour and water. Have access to a starter from a friend or bakery? Great, then you won't need commercial yeast)
  4. Cast iron dutch oven (a lidded vessel that is oven safe at 500ºF)
  5. Two colanders or bowls
  6. Two dish towels

Handy, but not essential:

  1. Whole Wheat Flour
  2. Bowl scraper (helps to get dough out of bowl / can use hands or large spatula)
  3. Bench scraper (for cutting your dough in half. a sharp knife will do)
  4. Proofing baskets with liners (ideal, instead of colander or bowl)
  5. Lame (for scoring your formed boules. A razor or scissors work)
  6. Digital kitchen scale (weight is easier and more accurate when making bread but we will provide volume measurements too)

Kara Daume wears many hats--mother, accounting manager, board member, consultant, and lover of being in the mountains. She is at her best when she is working with her hands, in the dirt or in the kitchen. She has many years of baking experience, both professionally and personally, that has fueled a passion for the process of making a bread that nourishes.

Nici Holt Cline is founder of DIG + CO. and authors an award-winning blog - www.digthischick.net - where she chronicles adventures with her family. She appreciates growing and making food, learning new things, listening to Pearl Jam, camping under the stars, jumping in rivers and the magic of sourdough.


Details: 

  • A virtual bread-making party, on March 29 (with a bit of advance prep).
    • The evening of March 28, a live zoom call as we feed our starter and get to know each other!
    • March 29, beginning in the morning, we will spend the day making bread from start to finish! A rough idea of the schedule: Process will start at 8:30 Mountain time. There are several steps (and we will walk you through all of it) with many hands-off periods (where we will answer your questions, share our passion and take some breaks). Bread will bake off in the afternoon around 3pm Mountain.
  • Seven+ hours of instruction by Kara and Nici. Feel free to tune in and out as you wish as it will all be saved and sent to you. Kids, dogs, real life mess/madness, whatever you’ve got going on is 100% perfect and welcome.
  • Downloadable resources like bread making schedule, tool list, activities for kids, FAQ and recipes.
  • Live Q&A all day during the experience. We will literally be making bread together and we will be here to answer all your questions about sourdough and life ;). And have a dance party. And then smear butter on that warm bread we made with our hands.

Tools needed:

Essentials:

  1. All Purpose Flour
  2. Salt
  3. Active Dry Yeast or Starter (traditional starter does not have yeast and takes a week or so to ready. We are adding dry yeast to speed up our starter so we can bake on Sunday. After Sunday you will not need yeast -- just flour and water. Have access to a starter from a friend or bakery? Great, then you won't need commercial yeast)
  4. Cast iron dutch oven (a lidded vessel that is oven safe at 500ºF)
  5. Two colanders or bowls
  6. Two dish towels

Handy, but not essential:

  1. Whole Wheat Flour
  2. Bowl scraper (helps to get dough out of bowl / can use hands or large spatula)
  3. Bench scraper (for cutting your dough in half. a sharp knife will do)
  4. Proofing baskets with liners (ideal, instead of colander or bowl)
  5. Lame (for scoring your formed boules. A razor or scissors work)
  6. Digital kitchen scale (weight is easier and more accurate when making bread but we will provide volume measurements too)

About your teachers:

Kara Daume wears many hats--mother, accounting manager, board member, consultant, and lover of being in the mountains. She is at her best when she is working with her hands, in the dirt or in the kitchen. She has many years of baking experience, both professionally and personally, that has fueled a passion for the process of making a bread that nourishes.

Nici Holt Cline is founder of DIG + CO. and authors an award-winning blog - www.digthischick.net - where she chronicles adventures with her family. She appreciates growing and making food, learning new things, listening to Pearl Jam, camping under the stars, jumping in rivers and the magic of sourdough.


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31 March 2020

flour+water+salt=magic bread

Making bread was this mysterious, hard art that I didn't think I could be a part of before this workshop! Following along with Nici and company was so much fun and so much easier than I thought. I learned so much about this imperfect process and honestly was surprised that my bread turned out great! I can't wait to keep making beautiful, imperfect bread and learning along the way. Thank you Dig + Co.! This was exquisite and everyone should take this class.

KC
Kesia C.
United States
31 March 2020

Sourdough Class

Such a great class! Loved every minute and really appreciated the scientific aspects of it! Thanks for keeping it so fun!

SB
Sara B.
United States United States
31 March 2020

Awesome workshop!

The whole family had a great time baking bread! This workshop gave me the courage to actually make sourdough bread. My final product needs some work, but I feel I have some direction in making corrections for next time.

AZ
Andrea Z.
United States United States
30 March 2020

So Much Goodness

The Sourdough Baking workshop was more than just baking delicious bread together. It was community cultivation at its finest. Nici has mastered the art of creating thoughtful communities - even when we cannot meet in person. The instruction was the best I've experienced in my 30+ baking years, the music was excellent (she even provided a stellar playlist) and the virtual community of both novice and experienced bakers was just what I needed amidst the shelter-in-place/COVID-19 crisis. Thank you to Nici and her team for a wonderful day!

LG
Lindsey G.
United States United States
30 March 2020

Wonderful teachers and wonderful community

This was so good for my body AND soul! Kara and Nici put together a wonderful program and I learned so much! It was a wonderful introduction but they also went deep on topics people wanted to learn more about. In this time when we must be apart, I got a real feeling of community from the session. I ended the day with 2 delicious loaves of bread and anticipation for making more. The detailed PDF they created and list of what you need vs what's a nice to have made this feel doable and something I can grow as I feel prepared. I continue to be deeply impressed by Nici and her team- they put together such thoughtful, nourishing workshops and PDF guides. I'll be forever grateful for her team coming together and putting this on!

AM
Anna M.
United States United States
30 March 2020

The best class ever!

This was so much fun! And it felt so rewarding! I’ve always been intimidated with sourdough. Kara explained the science of it so well and it’s all so logical now. Nici went over the top bringing in her buddy for a music break, my kids loved it and my dog endured it. I’m already making more loaves!

CS
Carla S.
United States United States
30 March 2020

Great online class

I have been cooking for my family for 47 years, and I was astonished at how much I learned about making sour dough bread today. Nici, the host, was clearly an expert. Her technique was flawless, and yet her class was not at all intimidating. I enjoyed the information that was shared as well as the fun family atmosphere. This workshop was a bargain and a joy!

RR
Ronnie R.
United States United States
29 March 2020

AMAZING! CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS ENOUGH!

This was an amazing experience! Well-lead, educational, fun, and delicious! Lovely way to pass the time, be productive, and stay connected during social distancing! Great activity to do with kids and by yourself! And it's open to all skill levels! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

MG
Melissa G.
United States United States
29 March 2020

AMAZING!!! CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS ENOUGH!

Thank you so much Nici! This was such a great experience, and a wonderful way to pass the time and stay connected during social distancing! It was so well-lead and the bread tastes amazing! Love it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

G
Grace .
United States United States
29 March 2020

Worth every penny!

This course was a wonderful experience and so very informative. It provided a lot of worthwhile content and was structured with a lot of time for Q+A (which was so helpful for a novice bread baker like me!) It also provided a wonderful community building experience during this time of social distancing. :)

KW
Katie W.
United States United States
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