Making bread at home is a very rewarding pastime and you'll soon want to move onto traditional sourdough recipes using home cultured yeast rather than the commercial dried powder types.
One of the frustrating things when starting out is getting a sourdough starter going, it's hit and miss and takes a while.
Our sourdough starter kits will take some of the frustration away for you, as long as you successfully refresh the starter we send you!
The starter has been superb. We have two others on the go (slightly different flour mixes) and it has competed well for taste, texture and importantly crust. Thank you, Ian.
The starter is an offshoot from our own; fed then potted just as it stops rising and then frozen. When you receive it it will need refreshing, or feeding as we say. Full instructions are included in the pack and can be found here on our web site.
We have a list of frequently asked questions and answers here.
There are four kits on offer. Contents as follows:
- Starter Kit with 1 Jar + Flour: One pot of 20ml sourdough culture, 1 x 225ml clip top jar, 200g bread flour, printed instructions
- Starter Kit with 2 Jars + Flour: Two pots of 20ml sourdough culture, 2 x 225ml clip top jars, 2 x 200 g bread flour, printed instructions.
This kit is great for kids, keeps them occupied, working together and learning about sourdough and bread.
- Starter Kit with 1 Jar + Flour, a banneton and scrapers: One pot of 20ml sourdough culture, 1 x 225ml clip top jar, 200g bread flour, printed instructions, 1kg proving basket, basket and bench scrapers
- Starter Kit with 1 Jar + Flour, a banneton, scrapers and lame: One pot of 20ml sourdough culture, 1 x 225ml clip top jar, 200g bread flour, printed instructions, 1kg banneton(proving basket), bench scrapers/dough cutters and a lame(dough slasher).
If you prefer the sourdough starter only we supply this by first class post from this page.
Banneton, scrapers and lame available separately in our store here along with large clip top jars, great for your working starter offshoot when baking.
Sourdough starter: White bread flour (contains wheat), natural occurring yeast culture, water.
*Basket and scrapers designed in Germany, manufactured in Germany and China.