MAY 3, 2024: Intro to Sourdough

Ticket Type

Date: Friday, May 3, 2024

Time: 2pm - 6pm

Cost: $150 per single-entry HANDS-ON ticket, $50 for AUDITOR ticket (does NOT include hands-on participation)


Whether you are new to the world of sourdough, or want to polish your finely-honed bread skills, this sourdough class is sure to take you to the next level! This class is a crash course in all aspects of sourdough bread - we will cover flour, bread science, shaping, baking, and everything in between - no stone will be left unturned! Abby Love (of Abby Jane Bakeshop) is dedicated to educating you on all aspects of sourdough from starter to table so that everybody can enjoy the magic of fresh bread!

You will spend this four-hour intensive course mixing and shaping your own dough, using flours chosen by Abby for their proven performance and excellent flavor profiles. The dough you mix and shape in class will go home with you to be baked next-day, and Abby and her bakeshop crew will provide you with pre-shaped and bulk fermented doughs to final shape and bake in class. This class is designed to provide you with hands-on experience at every stage of the bread process, with opportunities to troubleshoot and ask questions in real time. You will leave class with a deeper understanding of how stone-milled flour elevates your sourdough game, including why Abby Love has chosen to center her bread practice around the freshest flour around.

This class is for all levels of sourdough bakers - if you're looking to troubleshoot your loaves, Abby is a wealth of knowledge!

Things to look forward to:

  • Have an opportunity to work with our own fresh flours, stone-ground right here at Barton Springs Mill
  • Learn about the differences and uses for all of our wheat varietals!
  • Learn how to master elevated bread-making techniques with Abby Love
  • Snack elegantly, and take home a loaf of freshly-baked sourdough bread, AND dough to proof and bake at home!
  • Tour the mill with our Education Director, Kimberly Krebs
  • Purchase BSM products at a 15% discount

Class Policies:

By purchasing these class tickets, you acknowledge and agree to our Participant Class Policies and Media Release FormClose-toed shoes and a head covering (such as a baseball cap) required for all classes.

TICKETS ARE FINAL SALE, NON-REFUNDABLE, and NON-TRANSFERRABLE TO OTHER CLASSES. You may transfer tickets to another person to attend in your place - simply have them check in under the original name used to purchase the ticket(s).

Touring our facility requires that all participants adhere to health guidelines - all touring participants (included in ticket) will be required to remove most jewelry and piercings, and wear a beard net (if applicable) and/or hair net. Close-toed shoes are required for entering any part of our facility. 

In keeping with low COVID risk level in Travis County, masks are optional and up to personal discretion for this class. 

In the event of class cancellation, we will email you to notify you of a canceled class.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Patti Wright
PREMATURE Feedback/Review Request

1) Ummmm it’s only April 10th. 2) You HAVE NOT fulfilled my order, only the registration process! 3) We Have not yet attended the May 3rd class. Therefore, We will let you know our reactions AFTER the class! 🤣 4) I’ve heard great things about y’all, however… it is sort of presumptuous to automatically rate it a 5 yourself! 🤣

🤣I’m SURE I received this “feedback/review” request prematurely. We are DEFINITELY Looking forward to the actual class ON May 3rd however!

Hi Patti,

We understand that the review request was sent prior to the class date - apologies! We are not able to 'teach' the automated system that collects incredibly valuable feedback from our guests that fulfilled class orders are not the same as physically fulfilled and shipped flour orders. It looks like you purchased these tickets a few weeks back, hence the review request being triggered by the automated (though not entirely intelligent) system.

It would be awesome in the future, since it seems you've already caught on to this fact, if you could reserve your reviews or thoughts about your class experiences until after you've been out to visit us. Feel free to ignore the review request email entirely, or, even better, save the email request until the class date to share your thoughts at that point. We understand that's asking you, as the customer, to adjust to a not-perfect system, but it's the best we can do, and we appreciate your thoughtfulness. It is, however, a shame to review a class as 3 stars when you have not experienced the event.

We're looking forward to hosting you soon, and hope we earn five stars from you as we have from many other happy guests.

Rossi Dawn

My class is scheduled for June 18

Barbara Matijevich
Abby is amazing!

This experience was really incredible. Abby is so knowledgable and articulate and so generous. I learned so much and it was great fun to use my brain in a totally different way. I'm such a big fan of both Abby and Barton Springs Mill. I hope to take many more classes in such a beautiful setting.

Keith Finley
Awesome class everything I hoped for

Great class covers a lot! And you leave with bread 😁

Noreen Williams
Fun bread bake!!!

Really enjoyed the class. Abby was very personable and knowledgeable. Being a first timer I learned a lot . That being said I got confused trying to keep the preparation steps in order. I thinks if the written instructions could have clearer(accurate - oven temps) - step by step and coordinated with the actual class I wouldn't have been confused. Especially with us beginners. Once I have more experience in bread making I would definitely take another class.