Did you bake a brick? We’ve all done that starting out! It’s so annoying when it doesn’t work, I know – I’ve been there myself!
The struggle is real, and it can be so frustrating when things just don’t seem to go right, no matter what you do… Do you want to learn how to get it right? Every single time?
By eating Sourdough with its naturally-occurring yeast culture, you’re helping to promote your own good gut health. You’ll never want to go for the sugar-stuffed, additive-laden, preservative-packed, flavour enhancer-filled commercial breads again.
Why settle for the often overpriced ‘artisan’ loaves from the bakery every week? (often masquerading as genuine Sourdough) when you can learn how to make the real deal right here, right now!
Once you’ve got this fool-proof Sourdough method down, you’ll be a veritable dough pro! But It doesn’t stop there! You will have the option to continue progressing with the Level 2 Course in Rachel’s Sourdough School (coming soon): including pizza; focaccia; crackers; pancakes; naan breads; filled & flavoured breads as well as the exploration of how to use different flours.
Who am I? I’m Rachel & I am your course instructor! I’m also a qualified Nutritional Therapist & Medicinal Chef with over 25 years’ food and nutrition experience.
What do I do? I see clients 1:1 in clinic & I also host workshops & events. In clinic, I offer personalized nutrition plans, to get to the root cause of your health issues, using a food first approach.
To support your personalized nutrition protocol, I host practical, medicinal cooking classes & nutrition workshops.
I previously lectured at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Dublin on their Natural Chef course & I have a keen interest in Gut Health, Heart Health & Hormone Health.
A little behind the scenes info: Since Covid, I have been unable to host any of my usual nutrition workshops & medicinal cooking classes; so I am adapting all my in-person services to online courses with Teachable. I’m beginning with all things Sourdough – the poster boy of bread.
And it doesn’t stop there! I’m also currently in the process of creating more online courses for all my ‘hands on’ classes: Sourdough Level 2, My Complete Fermentation, Raw Food & Sprouting Course, My Meal Prep Class, as well as a comprehensive Menopause course and support group in the pipeline!
Welcome to Sourdough Success School Your own one-stop, step-by-step Sourdough-Making Course that will give you everything you need to get your Sourdough skills up to standard and be a Sourdough Pro in next to no-time.
Nutritional Highlights about gut health & the benefits of sourdough to your overall digestive health.
Access to my FREE course (how to make a sourdough starter) + lectures on how to activate your starter, how to maintain your starter, and more.
My master recipe & technique to bake delicious sourdough bread every time.
An additional recipe & alternative use for the master recipe.
The right tools can make all the difference! I have included all the basic kit I use PLUS the wish list stuff you will want! + supplier links where to source them.
Two additional Bread Recipes introducing different flours & methods to try after you have mastered the common loaf recipe. I have also included the recipe for my almond butter which is delicious on sourdough bread!
The Sourdough Club is our exclusive Facebook group where members can ask questions, get help with any challenges they’re facing & post photos of their bread.
There’ll also be plenty of members-only equipment and ingredient recommendations, tutorials, and more, and Rachel will always be on hand to offer ongoing help, support and fanatical cheering from the Sourdough side lines.
I’ve been making bread following your method every single week since I did the course with you back in January. I started with two loaves and then found another Pyrex bowl in my local charity shop for €4 and then started to make three loaves weekly, adding things – seeds, nuts, dried fruits and figs, using different flours mixed in – spelt, granary, malt, rye. Then I bought a banneton and started to make four loaves weekly baking one in my ikea cast iron pot. Shortly after I found another Pyrex bowl – yep – €4 in the charity shop!! Now I make five weekly.
Throughout the lockdown and beyond, I give loaves, half loaves and quarter loaves to neighbours; the secretary at work who posts me a photo of her sourdough toast with eggs, avocado, spinach etc etc that she enjoys for breakfast the following morning; my brother in Creve who has a passion for my fig and walnut; my sister in Manchester to whom I post a frozen loaf and she receives two days later, has some with her soup for lunch and refreezes the rest to enjoy later in the week; to my son in Denmark who devours it in one go with his Danish roommates over a Danish outdoors garden smorgasbord; my pals at the allotments including Angela the German midwife and Rosanne Irish dancing teacher who I have also passed a bit of my “mother” to and have subsequently successfully been making their own bread.
Here following are my five loaves for this week: 2 malted wheat, 2 wheat + spelt, honey and walnuts, and 1 wheat + rye. Thanks so much. Xx”
“Before doing Rachel’s course on sourdough bread making, my only taste reference for sourdough bread was mostly store bought. It is amazing how incredible the taste of something can be, using only 3 or 4 ingredients, when it is done correctly.
Rachel’s course is amazing and give me a true insight into how artisan and authentic sourdough bread can and should be made. During lockdown, I made 2 loafs every 3 days. One for me and one for my sister a few doors down. She was delighted to get fresh bread out of the oven twice a week as was I. You take great satisfaction in being able to make something packed with flavour and goodness.
This course went into the ‘lifetime skills’ bag for me 🙂 Something I will always be able to do with confidence no matter where I am. A huge thank you to Rachel for passing on her knowledge and passion.”
“Making my own sourdough bread is something I’ve always wanted to try but I was always put off at how complicated it seemed. Rachel’s explanations were so thorough that I finished the class confident I’d be able to make successful bread right from the beginning and I wasn’t wrong.
The first bake turned out perfectly and I’ve made successful bread ever since, in fact I don’t think I’ve bought a loaf of bread from the shops since taking the class!
There’s nothing quite like freshly baked homemade bread and it’s good to know it’s something that’s also going to benefit my health in the long term too. Thank you so much, Rachel!”
No, this is not a bake-along-with-me class. This is a Learn-At-Your-Own-Pace class with detailed Tutorials made for Begiiners & those curious about learning how to make Sourdough Bread
You have lifetime access to the course material!
My course requires zero baking skills! I have made the process easy to follow with both written instructions & video tutorials of every step of the process
The BIG BONUS of taking my class is my private Facebook Group - The Sourdough Club - to which I will add you into after the class for continued ongoing support! Its a place for asking any questions, sharing tips & posting photos of your lovely sourdough bread!
No problem! If after 30 days you really feel sourdough is not for you, I am happy to refund you no questions asked!
As a Nutritional Therapist I am acutely aware of the benefits of good gut health. Eating real sourdough bread, that contains a naturally occurring yeast culture, has so many benefits for our health, in comparison to commercially produced breads, which often contain many additives, preservatives, dough conditioners & flavour enhancers not to mention SUGAR!
As a Medicinal Chef, I teach the traditional art of sourdough making. This is the method I learned from a master baker & can now pass on to you!
Every student who completes the course, will be added into my private Facebook group – The Sourdough Club – which will provide you with ongoing help & support, as well as additional tips & recipes & likely fanatical cheering when you post photos of your bread!
Everyone who takes the course will also receive a Certificate of completion.
Your step-by-step method to successfully make a lively, bubbly starter that will result in delicious sourdough bread! Learn all about what a starter is, how to make your own, and how to maintain your starter once you’ve made it. The better the starter – the better the bread!
Here is my Sourdough Starter which I have dehydrated & blitzed to a fine powder. It can be easily re-hydrated & activated to bake delicious sourdough bread. I can ship this to you. This would be helpful if you’d like a back-up or you could also add it to your own homemade starter, once its established, to strengthen it.
Just Select This Option at Enrollment Below & I’ll Send it Straight Away!
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HOW TO MAKE REALLY GOOD SOURDOUGH BREAD FOR BEGINNERS
HOW TO MAKE REALLY GOOD SOURDOUGH BREAD FOR BEGINNERS
COURSE + SOURDOUGH STARTER
ADDED SOURDOUGH STARTER
Add sourdough starter to your course to get baking even sooner! This is my de-hydrated starter, which will be posted to you complete with full instructions on how to re-hydrate & activate.
Hi! I’m Rachel, here’s a little bit about me and how I can help you!
WHAT I DO:
I’m a Nutritional Therapist & Medicinal Chef with over 25 years Food & Nutrition experience.
Tasty, healthy food is my thing! My goal is to help my clients discover ways to consistently eat healthier foods & therefore feel better!
I also teach medicinal cooking classes i.e. Fermentation, Sourdough Baking, Meal Prep etc..
I work predominantly in Women’s Health with an emphasis on Menopause. I am an accredited Menopause educator from The British Menopause Charity. I am qualified to advise women of the various treatment options available to manage the symptoms of the menopause, including:
This includes younger women who are experiencing early Menopause (POI) as a result of surgery or medical reasons; as well as women not yet in Menopause (peri-menopause) who want to inform themselves & be prepared for this life stage.
A few years back, all of a sudden, menopause hit me! I was about 45…It seemed like everything changed from one day to the next, but when I look back, I realise that several symptoms had been affecting me for a while, I just didn’t connect the dots to Menopause…
At the time they seemed unrelated.. frequent waking in the night, hot flushes, brain fog, lack of concentration, feeling anxious & emotional etc…I now know these ‘unrelated’ issues were all classic menopause symptoms…
Everyone’s experience is different & very individual, but there are some common drivers we all share i.e diet & lifestyle which play a really important role in effectively managing our symptoms.
I follow the functional medicine approach = personalising your nutrition to future proof your health…
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