This is the baking session. We chat about baking topics and suggest recipes, and you get all the tips here. Sessions are run either by Vanessa Kimbell or if Vanessa is teaching or away we ask someone else to step in.
You are invited to submit any questions about your baking in advance by Wednesday morning and we will try to include answering the question in the session. We add the suggestions to the focus page so you can see what we’ve been chatting about and focusing on.
When is The Club’s Live Clinic?
On Thursdays at 8pm (London time) in term time we will run the Club Clinic. This is a 45 minute session. Term-Time Only: We run on a traditional three-term timetable, much like schools. This means sessions only occur during term time. So, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the term dates here.
We often split the session into two parts
- The Baking Session run for 20 minutes. We will run through any questions and make suggestions, and suggest the recipes for the weeks ahead in this section and keeping you focused
- Clinic analysis is ONLY open for submission to members who have been baking for 3 months or more. We look at when things go wrong and I am delighted. Why? Because it gives you the opportunity to learn something. Please note that sessions are recorded for students who are on different time zones to watch later in the week.
What is the Clinic?
Can I ask about a user issue in the 8pm session?
No. Absolutely not. This is not the right place for this, and we have lots of ways you can do this. We will not be answering any questions about using the website. If you have a login issue refer to the customer services pages. This session is NOT for user problems and we will not answer them. You can see Vanessa at 4pm on Thursdays if you are having user issues OR preferably refer to the customer services page.
If you are not finding the support you need then it is likely that you are not following the communication procedure. Please see this post.
If you have a small baking query, then please put it on the Club Baking Forum and we will answer it there.
Please note that the Clinics follow an Oxbridge term timetable, and so do not run every week.
What if I missed the session?
You can catch up here – this is the archive session page.
If you are a beginner, then you really must understand that the Clinic subjects are not always for beginners. It can be overwhelming to find a session with a more advanced baker, and a discussion about the finer details of how to cultivate which bacteria to get a specific crumb structure, but please relax, enjoy the session and know that with time you will also be asking and understanding more complex issues.
It is for all Club members (over 2,000) and our members are at all levels. The Clinic is the opportunity to ask questions, and if you do not understand then you will just have to listen in and enjoy learning. You can ask questions at your own level about that week’s topic ONLY, or simply come back when you have been baking for a few weeks.
How do I join?
At 8pm The Sourdough Club Clinic (London time) Thursdays Join Zoom this Meeting
Meeting ID: 862 8593 0255
Please note that this session is NOT for user problems.
I will not be answering any questions about using the website. If you have a login issue, then you will need to either email [email protected] or book in to the user guidance session with the team. Please refer to the live session schedule.
If you have a small query, then put it on the Forum and we will answer it there. Please note that the Clinics follow an Oxbridge term timetable, and so do not run every week. If you are a beginner, then you need to understand that the Clinic is not for beginners. It is for all Club members (over 2,000) and my members are at all levels. The Clinic is the opportunity to ask questions, and if you do not understand then you will just have to listen in and enjoy learning. You can ask questions at your own level about that week’s topic ONLY, or simply come back when you have been baking for a few weeks.
Thank you see you there.