We learnt to make Sourdough bread with Two Mamas and have heard about a new book coming out.
Breadmaking is an ancient art and one of the oldest and tastiest breads is sourdough. Requiring only flour, water, salt and a sprinkling of time, the creation of a sourdough loaf is like a fine act of magic. In Do Sourdough, Andrew Whitley – a baker for over 30 years and someone who has ‘changed the way we think about bread’ – shares his simple method for making this exceptional and flavoursome bread at home.
Andrew and his wife Veronica live on an organic agro-forestry smallholding in the Scottish Borders from where they run Bread Matters breadmaking courses. Andrew appreciates that we don’t all have the time and patience to bake our own bread and so decided to write Do Sourdough to demonstrate that it is possible to create brilliant bread at home and still have a life. Everyone can use his time-saving tips to make bread at home with no compromise on taste and texture.
In Do Sourdough you’ll discover:
• The basic tools and ingredients you’ll need
• How to make your own sourdough starter
• Simple methods for producing wonderful loaves time and again
• Ideas and recipe suggestions for fresh and days-old bread
Original Sourdough Starter
To help get future bakers off to a good beginning, Bread Matters sell their original sourdough starter for £4.95. The dried sourdough is easily refreshed with warm water and rye flour and comes in a compostable cellophane bag with instructions and a recipe printed inside the packet – so no waste. To purchase, visit the Bread Matters online shop.
Do Sourdough Launch Event in Edinburgh
Andrew is hosting a launch event at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery on Wednesday 7 May at 6.30pm. This ticketed event is open to members of the public, details can be found here.