Sourdough bread is a kind of miracle. That the humble ingredients of water, flour and salt can be brought together to create something so wholesome and delicious seems nearly impossible.
The good news for all of us is that making bread is possible, for everyone. You can bake a loaf of bread for your friends and family, and they'll be shocked that it didn't come from a professional bakery!
Do any of these sound like you?
- “I’ve always wanted to bake my own bread but thought it was too hard, confusing or time consuming.”
- “I don’t have/can’t afford any expensive bread making machines or other equipment.”
- “I’ve tried to teach myself by looking at books, Youtube channels and other resources but find the whole process to be overwhelming."
- "I want a personal mentor to help guide my method and technique."
If so, this course is exactly, wonderfully, specifically for YOU!
This course is developed specifically for people who have never baked bread, but have always wanted to. I will take what can be a very complex and intimidating process and break it down into simple steps that require minimal equipment. No experience is required to take this course. Come just as you are ready to learn and I’ll take care of the rest!
In addition to the PDFs and video courses, I'm offering baking coaching as a service because I understand firsthand how difficult learning a new skill can be without access to an experienced mentor. I've been fortunate to learn alongside several master bakers, without which I never would have achieved baking success.
Baking coaching allows you the opportunity to talk through the methods and recipes presented in the course and learn how to adapt them to your kitchen and baking schedule.
Enrollment in this course grants you access to the following resources:
- A downloadable e-book with written instructions for making basic sourdough bread as well as recipes for our top 4 most requested loaves
- Rosemary and Olive
- Toasted Oat, Cranberry, and Almond
- Jalapeno and Cheddar
- Ancient Grain: Semolina and Spelt
- Links to recommended and required equipment and ingredients for following this method, including links for where to purchase them if needed
- Video lessons detailing methods for mixing, proofing, shaping, scoring and baking sourdough bread
- Membership in The Wild Life Online Learning Community - Q&A with instructors and other students so that you can have answers when you want them!
- Access to 1:1 baking coaching via virtual conferencing with Mason. Your first 30 minutes are included in the price of the course!
- Advanced notice and discounts to future courses offered by The Wild Life!
Learn More About The Course:
Check out the first loaves made by a few of our amazing students!
Meet Your Instructor
Hello, I'm Mason!
Bread baking was my first adulthood passion. I discovered the joy of baking as a college student working nights and weekends as a mixer and baker at a small bakery in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Little did I know that this first baking job would open so many doors in my life. Over the last decade, I have worked as a head baker at two excellent artisan sourdough bakeries, an online fermentation consultant, and as a home baking coach. I can't wait to share this passion with you and show you how easy and rewarding the art of baking can be.
Let's Get Baking!
Manager at Drum Coffee, MT
"After working with Mason in a commercial kitchen setting I can confidently state that he has superior skills, creativity, and a pleasantly fun teaching manner in the baking/cooking world. His breads and baked goods are delectable and visually stunning. I am so excited to watch his growth of sharing all his knowledge with the world in baking.
Now, let’s get that dough risen with a lovely baked golden brown crust! We can all be a professional baker with Mason’s help!"
Baker, Breadico Bakery, SD
"I worked with Mason at Breadico several years ago, 2014 I believe. He instructed me on technique and process for shaping, scoring, and baking loaves of sourdough in a production. Mason also went through the process of hand mixing dough. His ability to instruct and communicate with me on the subject of baking was direct and clear while maintaining a level of fun camaraderie. Mason will make a great instructor for you, and continue to learn while he teaches about a trade he is so clearly passionate about."
Crooked Tree Breadworks, MI
"The first ingredient for teaching others how to make great bread is a passion for great bread. Add generous portions of creativity and adventure, a good measure of patience, and a heaping scoop of intelligence, and there with Mason you will find an excellent source of bread making wisdom."
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the 1-on-1 coaching with Mason work?
Once you purchase the course, you'll be emailed a link to book time for 1-on-1 coaching via Zoom. We’re offering baking coaching as a service because we understand firsthand how difficult learning a new skill can be without access to an experienced mentor. Mason has been fortunate to learn alongside several master bakers, without which he never would have achieved baking success. Baking coaching allows you the opportunity to talk through the methods and recipes presented in the course and how to adapt them to your kitchen and baking schedule.
Coaching will be scheduled through a virtual Calendar and can be booked in 30 minute sessions. This is a chance for you to get 1:1 troubleshooting help and baking advice and ask any number of questions about sourdough bread that you’re curious about.
Your first 30 minutes are included in the price of the course, and additional sessions can also be scheduled!
What if I've never baked before?
Then you're in luck! This course is specifically designed for baking-newbies who have no previous experience and minimal equipment. Every concept will be broken down to be easily understood, so you won't be confused by the baking jargon.
How long do I have access to the course?
Once purchasing, you'll have lifetime access to this content! Access the lessons any time, on any device, and re-watch the videos as many times as you'd like.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We wouldn't want that! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 30 days for a full refund.
When does the course start and finish?
Starts now (or whenever your starter is ready!) and ends NEVER! This class is designed to be done at your own pace, and will never expire.
What if I can't find the required ingredients or equipment?
If you aren't able to find any flour in the grocery stores at the moment, we understand! Because you'll have lifetime access to the content, you're free to enroll now and then start the course once you score some flour. If you aren't able to get a dutch oven, message me for other ways of baking bread.