Learn to Bake Sourdough in person courses

Upcoming courses:

July 2nd 10-5pm £150- 3 places remaining book here

If you’re interested in other dates, let us know and we’ll let you know as soon as they become available.

A hands-on baking day in the Hackney Bread Kitchen micro-bakery, covering all the stages of making and baking sourdough bread, we’ll bake three different kinds of sourdough, learn about maintaining your sourdough starter, kneading and shaping techniques, and explore the wonder that is long-fermented breads.

Classes are limited to three people so lots of chances for questions and help.

The price includes lunch and your own bread-making kit to take home.

NB You will be taking an unbaked loaf home with you to bake the next day.

If you are unable to attend, refunds can be issued with 5 days notice, otherwise you can exchange for another date or voucher.

What previous course participants have said:


“I had been baking sourdough for two years but had failed to progress beyond the “nice toast” level. My wife booked me on Lawrence’s course as a Christmas gift and the workshop has completely transformed the way I approach maintaining my starter, kneading and baking in general. I can now make delicious sourdough which we use for everything from sandwiches to soups. Lawrence’s class was relaxed, enjoyable and engaging and I highly recommend it to both complete beginners and those looking to improve their self-taught sourdough skills.”


“Definitely my new obsession – I may never stop shouting “It’s Alive!” every time I check out the starter/levain”



“A lovely day spent learning to bake sourdough with Lawrence. My father (aged 88) and I were both new to sourdough and have both successfully carried on baking since. The small class size was just right and Lawrence managed to teach us 4 different loaves in a single day!”
Sarah W



“I have been baking once a week since the course and the loaves have been very successful.”
Simon L



“I really enjoyed the day with you and the others, I got a lot out of it.”
Bibi S



“A lovely group of people – it was great fun baking with them all.”
Rachel B



“Learning how to bake sourdough bread has been one of the best things I’ve every done! Using my hands in this way and making something that is delicious for the body and soul has ignited joy and creativity in me. I’ve baked loads in the last month including Focaccia bread and pizza and I feel enriched by the experience. Lawrence is a master bread maker and an excellent and generous teacher. Treat yourself.”
Karen L



“I am so happy to have finally made a ‘perfect’ loaf! Everyone was so incredibly nice and not intimidating. I love how laid back the instruction was.”
Linda A



“It was the best course I’ve ever done.”
Seyed S