Complete Beginners Bread Course – Bundle of Artisan Breads & Simply Sourdough

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Artisan Breads & Simply Sourdough Combined

Artisan Breads & Simply Sourdough Combined

This is a complete bread course for beginner’s or improvers. Start with learning the fundamentals of bread baking with yeast breads and then move onto the next stage, baking tasty nutritious sourdough bread. Our two popular courses joined together at a special bundle price.

Spend less time googling and more time actually baking!

Spend less time googling and more time actually baking!

Everything you need to know about bread baking in one place. No more densely baked bread! Loraine’s winning combination of tried and tested recipes are adapted from the baking industry for the home baker.
With easy to follow instructions and sample times schedules, you will be making beautifully risen loaves on a regular basis.


In this course, I will make it easier for you to bake nutritious artisan breads from your home kitchen. Using the topics of a Rustic Country Loaves, Wholemeal Rolls and Oat and Chia bread I will explore the fundamentals of bread baking. By the end of this course, you will not only learn how to make these beautiful wholesome breads but understand the different processes that make up artisan bread baking.


  • How to use essential equipment to achieve great results.
  • How to work with yeast – the different types explained.
  • Stages of baking – mixing and kneading and knowing when to stop kneading.
  • Bulk fermentation and proving explained.
  • What slows down or speeds up fermentation.
  • How to shape and handle dough.
  • Adding different flours and how this effects your bread making.
  • How to add grains to your dough to make nutritious breads.
  • How to use your home oven to produce great results.
  • The functions of the different ingredients explained at each stage.
  • Oven spring explained.
  • Scoring and decorative techniques
  • Tips on prepping in advance to fit bread baking into your life.
  • Advice on storing and  freezing  pre-baked and baked items.
  • How to make Wholemeal rolls.
  • How to to make Rustic Country Loaves
  • How to make Oat and Chia Healthy Loaves


In this course I will guide you through all the stages of baking Sourdough bread. You will begin by creating your own starter from scratch.

Then through the topics:

  • Sourdough Batard
  • Raisin and Cinnamon Sourdough
  • Sourdough Pizza
  • Olive, Rosemary and Cheddar Sourdough
  • ‘Super quick’ Sourdough Loaf

You will learn the fundamentals of baking Sourdough bread from your home kitchen.

The course is designed so that as you progress through these topics you will gradually build up your skills. For example, you will learn to mix, fold, ferment, shape, score and bake in our topic, Sourdough Batard.  As you move on to the next topics, you will become more confident in using different methods of folding, varying your ingredients and adjusting your hydration levels, along with different fermentation, shaping and scoring techniques.


  • What is sourdough? (the health/nutritional benefits explained)
  • How to make, refresh and use a Sourdough starter
  • Equipment you will need for baking Sourdough 
  • Mixing Sourdough and when to add ingredients
  • Folding techniques to build-up the structure
  • Bulk fermentation explained and different options of how to do it.
  • How to shape your Sourdough
  • Different methods of baking Sourdough
  • Sample schedules/timings so you can fit baking Sourdough into your life
  • Baker’s percentage explained.
  • How your environment affects your bakes and how to adjust accordingly.
  •  How to add additions to your Sourdough and their effects
  • How to store your Sourdough

Course Content

Total learning: 63 lessons


Loraine Gleeson

Qualified Artisan Baker Finalist Best In Customer Service - Energia Family Business Awards 2021 Gold Medalist - Northern Irish Sugar Exhibition 2019 Silver Medalist - Irish Sugarcraft Show 2018