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Unit 502, 857 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

At Palmer And Sons we make all of our leather pieces with only our own hands here in Vancouver, Canada.  My son Jack, and myself design, prototype and produce each piece one at a time from start to finish. We construct only a handful of these limited designs each week using traditional methods, heritage materials and vintage tools.  Our aim is to bring you objects that are timeless and peaceful in their principles.  Our English heritage hopefully shows through in our designs.  We hope you enjoy our limited issue leather designs, we feel they speak to a slower, calmer, and more enjoyable mode of life.

Bread Sourdough

Sourdough School LESSON #01 Basic Sourdough 3 Hours $110

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Join us in our fab loft in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC and spend 3 hours building enough skill to start making your own Artisan Sourdough Bread at home.  You don't need anything, no previous skills, just a burning desire to make your own sourdough, we will provide the rest and get you on your way.

Our method, brought together by researching various published contemporary and historic breadmaking methods, typically has a 24 hour cycle.  That means we start our bread on Friday evening and have fresh bread to eat on Saturday early evening.  We specifically built this method around our busy lives, so that we can have the best bread possible and not be too tied down to our kitchens. 

It's not super simple, but neither is it super difficult.  The lesson is totally hands on.  As with everything Palmer And Sons we don't use machines.  The lesson has no more than 12 students and is typically run in a 2 student buddy system, so bring a friend or we will build teams on the day!

What do You Need?

Not much, just a watertight medium sized glass jar or 500ml mason jar . Just remember it's food, so super clean hands, tied back hair, or a baseball cap, and please don't show if you are at all ill.  Get ready to soak up a ton of info, though everything is covered in handouts too.

What Will I Get?

A lot of knowledge and confidence.  An understanding of breadmaking the sourdough way, and of dutch oven use.  A chunk of a fresh sourdough.  Your own loaf of sourdough to take home and bake. A ready to use sourdough levain culture with in depth instructions on how to keep it alive.

Who Will Teach Me?

I teach all the classes myself.  I have over 12 years in the restaurant industry across the UK, but more importantly I have been making bread for the last 12 years, perfecting my skills, methods, and recipes.  I also lecture at a local games and film school (Visual Analytics, and Rapid Prototyping) and so I really enjoy teaching people and building engaging lessons.  

But most importantly I love bread.

Lesson #01 Structure

Hour 1 Understand what makes a sourdough, the levain culture, storing, refreshing, and using your culture.  

Hour 2 Working through the various stages of weighing the ingredients, mixing your dough by hand, and  fermentation.

Hour 3 Shaping loaves, and baking the bread using dutch ovens

NOTE.. If dates end up with less than 4 students 48 hrs before class then we reserve the right to cancel that class. 

Sorry . .. We Don't take inquiries or bookings over the phone please email if you need more info

 

Fine Print

  • No-Show.  If you do not show for a class then there will be no refund

  • All vouchers are redeemed upon booking

  • Cancellation of parties of 3 or more must cancel at least 4 days prior to lesson

  • Cancellation Within 48 hours of lesson: Can rebook with a $20 surcharge

  • Cancellation Prior to 48 Hours before lesson: Can rebook with no charge 

  • Minimum 4 people per class and maximum 14 people per class

  • Supplies and equipment are provided (other than a medium size glass jar or container)

  • Tax is not included (tax will be calculated on discounted price)