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Sourdough bread-making by night

St Sidwell's Community Centre is running autumn evening sourdough pizza and pitta-making classes.

St sidwell's community centre 

St Sidwell’s Community Centre is running autumn evening sourdough pizza and pitta-making classes at its Sidwell Street Bakehouse.

The first course will take place on Thursday 13 October. It will include an introduction to sourdough dough and how to use it in baking.

Participants will make a pizza from the base up, with sauce and toppings, and will leave the session well-fed with pizza.

They will also take home a pack of pitta for their lunches.

The evening courses are intended to be relaxed, fun and a great place to start a bread-making journey.

Sourdough pizza pitta workshop Thursday 13 October 2022 Sidwell Street Bakehouse

Sidwell Street Bakehouse specialises in sourdough and other slow fermentation breads and treats made with stoneground organic flours.

It aims to make great quality bread more accessible to everyone in Exeter, and also offers a changing selection of cakes and savouries to take away each day.

It began in July 2019 in a micro-bakery housed in a converted office, where it trained volunteers in the craft of real bread-making while making sourdough loaves for sale.

At the end of 2020, with crowdfunding support from the community, it relocated to new premises in the old Halfords store on Sidwell Street, where it currently opens from 9am to 2pm Wednesday to Saturday.

Its bread is also available across the road at St Sidwell’s Community Centre, Exeter Farmers’ Market on Thursdays and on the menu at local cafes and restaurants.

The first autumn Sidwell Street Bakehouse sourdough pizza and pitta-making course is at 6-8.30pm on Thursday 13 October.

It costs £30 per person, with concessions available for those for whom cost would be a barrier to participation.

Email [email protected] for more information and to book a place.


 is membership co-ordinator and community & culture editor of Exeter Observer and a director of its publisher Exeter Observer Limited.

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