Troubleshooting Your Sourdough Starter

People often come to me with questions about sourdough, what’s right, what’s wrong etc so I thought I’d collate some of my knowledge (and learn some more) and share it with you. Sourdough starter is a living culture, reacting to changes in its environment. Usually, minor changes to feed frequency or temperature of culturing location might be all you need. Is my starter bubbly enough? It really needs to be almost foamy on top, bubbly like bath bubbles on the surface. If it’s been 8 hours and it isn’t bubbly enough feed it again and wait. Sometimes, particularly from dried starter, … Continue reading Troubleshooting Your Sourdough Starter

Flavoured Sourdough – Honey and Oat Sourdough and Pumpkin, Feta and Sage

If you enjoy this post and want to learn more about sourdough you can subscribe to my newsletter and get my ‘Getting Started With Sourdough’ ebook for free. Like I said when I posted last week about the pecan, walnut and rosemary loaf, baking bread was becoming a bit of a chore. But recently, having found 25kg bags of flour for $27 I find myself baking exorbitant quantities of bread and having a bit more fun with it. Here my most recent two favourite flavoured sourdough loaves: Honey and Oat Sourdough Dry roast 1 cup of oats in a 200℃ oven for … Continue reading Flavoured Sourdough – Honey and Oat Sourdough and Pumpkin, Feta and Sage

Pecan, Walnut and Rosemary Sourdough

If you enjoy this post and want to learn more about sourdough you can subscribe to my newsletter and get my ‘Getting Started With Sourdough’ ebook for free. For a long time I got into the habit of baking bread for necessity. I’d bake four or 6 loaves white loaves a week, eat a couple fresh and freeze the rest. I’d bulk bake for the foreseeable future and then move on to other things. Then with the workshops, bread baking became work (don’t get me wrong, it’s work that I LOVE but it’s still work). So last week, I decided that enough … Continue reading Pecan, Walnut and Rosemary Sourdough

Delicious Sourdough Facts

If you enjoy this post and want to learn more about sourdough you can subscribe to my newsletter and get my ‘Getting Started With Sourdough’ ebook for free. After sharing how I get my sourdough starter ripe and bubbly ready for baking and then how I bake my sourdough loaves last week, so I thought it was only fitting so share some fabulous facts and information about sourdough. This is a long one, so bookmark it for later or settle in with a cuppa, you’re in for a wild factual ride. The Starter Simply put sourdough starter is made from flour and … Continue reading Delicious Sourdough Facts

Sourdough Bread

After sharing about how I get my sourdough starter ripe and ready for baking it was only fitting that I followed that up with a mixing and baking post. If you haven’t already make sure to check out this post. So when you starter looks lovely a bubbly like this (if this doesn’t happen right away, that’s ok, feed it again and leave it for some time), you are ready to bake. Weigh out your ingredients: 300 gm ripe bubbly starter 600 gm water 18 gm salt 1 kg flour I use an electric scale for this and tare the … Continue reading Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Starters

Almost 5 years ago the absolutely lovely Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial sent me my very first sourdough starter. I have been baking my own sourdough bread ever since. During that time I can count on one hand the amount of loaves I have bought (most were bought when we had a new born and then when we were building our house). Since then I have also started teaching others through my workshops at Little Green Corner in Geelong and sending out sourdough starter packs all over Australia. I love sharing the sourdough love, I love chatting about it … Continue reading Sourdough Starters

Sourdough Workshop

This week I held my first ever sourdough workshop at Little Green Corner. We talked bread, flour, sourdough starter, then topped the evening off with a delicious vegetable stew, freshly baked sourdough bread and some local wines. It was a blast to meet some people who I’d conversed with online. It was also so fabulous to be able to team up with a cafe with such fantastic local and seasonal values!   Continue reading Sourdough Workshop