Bakers from all backgrounds are invited to mix sourdough in an original baking trough at the Food Service Australia Expo at Darling Harbour Sydney next week. Troughs (pronounced 'troes') are as big as bath tubs and were in common use prior to machine mixing.
We will begin mixing at 10am on Tuesday 13 May, 2008, at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Absolutely any baker is invited to take part or watch. Forum pin-up boy Danubian is providing the leaven and ABA will provide quality stone ground organic flour and bannetons.
The doughs will be shaped and baked throughout the day by whichever bakers are around to lend a hand...join in at a time that suits you (Tuesday close time is 8.00pm, but baking should finish earlier in the evening).
Several highly skilled Sydney bakers have already said they will be there. This is a perfect opportunity to have some fun and meet a few people. This is a trade show but home bakers who aspire to bake for a living are very welcome to attend (I would love to see you there).
Register here: https://www.infosalons.com.au/fsa08s/register.asp
Lars from WP Reedy is kindly providing the dough trough and ovens for use by ABA. Thank you!
- if you turn up and can't find us...phone my mobile 0437 55 2324
This ABA presentation will be held near the 'BESA' area...look for the dough trough.
Note: Please note that the 'A.B.A' stand at this trade show is in fact not ABA, but is another baking association currently using a very similar name to ABA! (confusing, isn't it?)