Chef Kevin Tickle co-owner of Heft, High Newton and multi-award-winning artisan baker Aidan Monks from Lovingly Artisan Bakery, Kendal and Altrincham have joined forces to create a unique sourdough bread masterclass followed by lunch at Heft.

Are you ready to up-your Sourdough game, hungry for more knowledge and want to grow as a home baker, have lots of unanswered bread baking questions and you’d like some help then this is the perfect morning for you!

Aidan, a former chef turned artisan baker will show guests how to craft the perfect bread starter and share his hints and tips into the art of making better bread.

Aidan’s approach to every aspect of food is based on an incredible depth of knowledge, experience and constant study and luckily, he is happy to share a little of this knowledge.

You’ll arrive at Heft in the morning for coffee and some home baked goodies before beginning an interactive sourdough workshop with the legendary Aidan Monk of Lovingly Artisan.

Throughout the session you will learn

How to make a mother, your starter, and its relationship with baking sourdough

You will discover why flour matters to artisans

Aidan Monks will demonstrate the autolyse method

He’ll explore the importance of proving your dough

Scoring the dough successfully

Baking temperatures and approaches

Sourdough tasting – Discover sourdough and its real flavour

And much, more…

Join Aidan & Kevin on

11th August – After you’ve immersed yourself in all things sourdough you’ll sit down to a three-course lunch with coffee prepared by Kevin and his team. When it’s time to go, you’ll even leave with some freshly baked bread under your arm!

Kevin commented: ‘’Join us at Heft in August and discover the art of making better sourdough and enjoy lunch after, before joining us both at the bar for a pint and a chance to chat about the sourdough and the dishes you’ve eaten.’’

Tickets for Aidan’s sourdough masterclass are limited and are priced at £125 per person which includes a three-course lunch and coffee to finish.


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