Sourdough Breadmaking

This class is led by one of e5 bakehouse’s seasoned bakers. After an introductory session, it’s down to business. Weighing out the ingredients, and plunging hands into mixing bowls. Four breads are made over the course of the day; a country loaf, ciabatta style buns, seeded rye, and bagels. All these breads use a sourdough culture, and the class teaches how to make and sustain a sourdough mother, along with teaching the kneading and shaping styles used in our bakery. The intention is to build confidence in all aspects of bread making with an emphasis on sourdough.


The class costs £150 for the day and includes a sourdough “mother”, proving basket, recipes, e5 dough cutter, a light welcome spread, a large organic and seasonal lunch, cake and teas/coffee. And plenty of bread of course! You will also get 10% off in our shop if you’d like to buy any additional baking equipment, cook books or organic produce to take home.


It is suitable for all abilities and class size is limited to 10. Bring a large bag with you for carting all of your breads home with you!



Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays, 11am to 5.30pm. E5 Bakehouse, Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH.


We can also run bespoke group classes during the week which can be tailored to your personal requirements. Contact us for more information.


The class costs £150 for the day and you can book using our online booking system.

Any question unanswered? Please call the bakehouse on 020 8525 2890



– It is required for all attendees to wear a face mask/covering throughout the day (except when seated for refreshment and lunch breaks). We will provide one if you do not bring one with you on the day.
– Hand washing facilities will be shown to you on arrival please make sure to wash your hands when you arrive and throughout the day as required. Hand sanitiser will also be available.
– Classes will be limited to 8 people maximum, plus a baker.
– Please do not attend the class if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, high temperature / fever, new cough, loss of taste or smell, contact the Office as soon as possible to arrange another date. 0208 525 2890.


Cancellation policy

We appreciate that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to cancel your booking or change the date, please give us as much notice as possible in order for us to refund or transfer your booking.


 Bookings cancelled more than 14 days prior to the start of a course will be refunded. Alternatively you may transfer to another date free of charge.

Bookings cancelled between 14 and 5 days of the start of a course are non-refundable but may be transferred to a new date.

Bookings cancelled 5 days prior to the start of a course and non-refundable and a new date may only be booked if we manage to refill your place.
Bookings cancelled 48 hours before the start of the course are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Refunds cannot be issued on any unattended classes without prior notice.




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