Art of Sourdough Making Workshop

Learn how to make three loaves of sourdough bread

Australian Patisserie Academy

Australian Patisserie Academy


6.5 hours Class size 1 to 5     label $270

Begin your own starter culture with this sourdough making workshop at the Australian Patisserie Academy in Sydney. After this hands-on and interactive workshop, you will be able to bake your own sourdough bread from home.

In this beginner-friendly class, you will learn the foundational skills to making sourdough bread, from how to make a sourdough starter, to mixing, kneading, cutting and shaping your loaf.

Learning how to make sourdough is a great introduction to a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle and is also a super fun practice to try for yourself. After this interactive workshop, you will have your own loaves of bread with a perfect crust, crumb and texture to enjoy at home.

What you will learn:

  • Understanding of sourdough starters.
  • How to make and maintain sourdough starters.
  • Mixing, hand kneading, cutting and moulding techniques.
  • Proofing techniques.
  • Oven set up.
  • Baking techniques to achieve a perfect crust.

During this baking workshop, you will make three doughs from scratch plain white, rye and flavoured. You will also create a variety of bread and shapes including Vienna, Boule, Parisian, cob loaves, and olive and sweet potato bread.

Please note: You will receive a confirmation email seven days before your class starts with all the information you will need for the day.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All materials are included in the cost of the course.
  • Your bread loaves to take home.
What to bring
Information regarding clothing:
  • The Australian Patisserie Academy is a professional training facility. Appropriate clothing must be worn at all times including long pants, a cotton shirt with sleeves and fully closed in flat, non-slip shoes. You will be given an Australian Patisserie hat and apron to use on the day but if you have a full chef’s uniform, please feel free to wear it.
  • Proper attire including long pants, cotton shirts with sleeves and appropriate footwear are essential entry requirements to attend classes. These are important necessities to prevent injury in case of spillage.
  • Long pants: this means pants that cover your entire leg. Shorts or three-quarter pants are not permitted.
  • Cotton shirts with sleeves: this means shirts that cover the top part of your arm as well as your entire torso. Singlets, crop tops, halter neck or sleeveless tops are not permitted.
  • Fully closed in, flat, non-slip shoes: this means flat shoes that cover your foot in its entirety with a rubber sole. Ballerina shoes, shoes with a heel or open shoes of any kind are not permitted.
  • No jewellery is to be worn during class. Long hair must be tied back neatly. Students without appropriate attire may not be submitted to classes and thus forfeit their enrolment.

250 Blaxland Road, Ryde NSW

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Australian Patisserie Academy
Australian Patisserie Academy


The Australian Patisserie Academy joins TAFE NSW as a specialist centre at the hospitality hub of Ryde Campus, which also features the Sydney Wine Academy and the Sydney Coffee Academy.

Our programs provide culinary professionals and food enthusiasts the opportunity to further your patisserie training, giving you the confidence and expertise to shine in the kitchen.

The Academy offers specialised courses in chocolate, patisserie, sugar, bread, cake design and decoration.

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