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Pane di Mia Nonna (Sourdough Bread-Making Class)

Learn to make bread like Nonni with Michael Citrino

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Pane di Mia Nonna (Sourdough Bread-Making Class)
Pane di Mia Nonna (Sourdough Bread-Making Class)

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Mar 12, 2022, 12:00 PM

Private Residence, Santa Cruz Mountains, California 95037, USA


About the Event

Sourdough Bread Like your Nonni made.

If you always wanted to learn to make sourdough bread like your grandparents but have been put off by recipes that measure things in grams and require a bread scale, this Sourdough Bread baking class is for you. You will learn the four steps I use to make a delicious sourdough loaf that require only about five minutes of the prep time on each of four different days (maybe 7 minutes each while you learn). Does that sound intriguing?

I will lead you step-by-step through each of the four steps talking about what I’m doing and why as I demonstrate each of the steps. You will have ample time to ask questions as we move through the process. I’ll share the secrets I learned and a couple of my own.

Here’s what you’ll need:

• A Medium-size mixing bowl (I use stainless steel or ceramic)

• A 1 quart jar

• A good stiff fork for stirring

• A medium-size spoon for ladling flour

Here’s what you’ll leave with:

• An active sourdough starter you mixed yourself

• An electronic copy of the recipe

• Links to videos that will help you through the process when you want to see one of the steps again

• The memory of tasting delicious warm Sourdough Bread with some of our favorite spreads in a place that might remind you of the old country

Steps we'll cover in class:

Day 1 feed the starter

Day 2 make the bread starter

Day 3 make the dough

Day 4 bake the bread


Special notes:

Class will be limited to 10 participants and we will follow the guidelines that Cabrillo is using: requiring all students to have a proof of vaccination and N95 or surgical masks are to be worn at all times while indoors (No valved masks, neck gaiters, or bandanas). If you forget yours, we will have surgical masks on-hand.

Members will need to log-on to their account to receive their discount.


Michael Citrino is one of the newest Board Members for Dante Alighieri. Michael was an international school teacher for 26 years in six different countries, teaching K to 12 students.  He has visited Italy numerous times and still has the opportunity to become an Italian citizen following in his older sister's footsteps. He loves to cook and up until the recent pandemic enjoyed sharing his cooking with members of the homeless community who took advantage of the church sleepover program at Peace United Church on High Street, as well as with family, friends and neighbors.

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