Using the guidance of “Bread Alone” by Daniel Leader, Lise Anderson will show you the steps to make a great pain au levain as well as how to feed and maintain a chef (sourdough starter) in your fridge.
If possible, please bring a lean quart-size yogurt container (or similar).
Lise spends her work days with researchers at UM as an instructional designer, but off-hours she serves on the board of The Agrarian Adventure (school gardening), knits, writes, raises her boys, and makes bread. Every Sunday for five years she has shaped loaves from the “Tassajara Bread Book” and then, two years ago she began exploring naturally yeasted dough. Like some practice yoga, Lise makes bread as much for the ritual or meditation as for the crumb.