Sourdough bread loaves with scoring

BBC Good Food Masterclass online – Sourdough

Learn how to make sourdough bread brilliantly every time – sign up to our online masterclass. Discover insider tips and tricks for the perfect loaf.

Want to know which flour to use? Need an expert to answer your questions about starters? Help is at hand. Join our online masterclass – Success with Sourdough – on Wednesday 18th November at noon (GMT), to learn everything you need to know about making the perfect sourdough loaf and how to make it festive.


To book your place on our Success with Sourdough Masterclass costs just £10. Once purchased, you’ll receive a link to the webinar and an email reminder the day before the class.
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What’s in the Masterclass?

Success with Sourdough Masterclass Barney Desmazery shows how it’s done. This hour-long Success with Sourdough webcast will explain in detail every stage of the process, so you can be sure you’re doing it the best possible way, and look forward to great results guaranteed. It will cover:

  • Explanation of natural yeasts
  • Essential equipment
  • Flour
  • Starters
  • Hydration
  • Stretching and folding
  • Scoring
  • The casserole method
  • Festive decoration and scoring techniques
  • Sweet sourdough bakes

Your Masterclass host

Led by expert tutor, our Shows and skills editor Barney Desmazery, he will share his years of cooking and baking experience, and answer your sourdough questions in a live Q&A session. Barney has led many live masterclasses for BBC Good Food and, is bringing his skills to you online, so you can learn from him from the comfort of your own home.

Your Masterclass itinerary

Sourdough loaf with scoring pattern

Wednesday 18th of November, 12 noon (GMT) Sourdough expert Barney will lead a 60-minute online presentation explaining how to get success with Sourdough. Barney will invite your questions for a live Q&A session for 30 minutes.

After the Masterclass presentation, a recording of the Masterclass will be made available to all registered attendees to re-watch for a period of seven days – a link will be sent to you by email the following Monday (23 November) after the live Masterclass

How to book

To book your place on our Success with Sourdough Masterclass costs just £10.

The webinar can be viewed on any device, although we would recommend a laptop or computer rather than a phone.

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Please note: if you have any difficulty booking please email

Get more advice from Barney

To get a taster of the masterclass and get more information and advice from Barney, check out our weekday live Q&As on the BBC Good Food Instagram page.

Want to get a headstart? Try our top sourdough guides and recipes…

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