Do Sourdough book cover how to make sourdough bread guide and recipes Row of bread loaf tins Text getting started making sourdough bread How to make rye sourdough starter Tearing a loaf of sourdough ciabatta Diagram of the 3 stages of sourdough bread making Scraping wheat production sourdough out of container Photo placing sourdough loaf of bread on a tray Shelves of sourdough bread, pizza and crispbread. Sourdough pizza in wood fire oven photo and recipe Sourdough crumpets photo and recipe Do Sourdough - Slow bread for busy lives Do Sourdough - Slow bread for busy lives

Do Sourdough - Slow bread for busy lives Andrew Whitley

One of the oldest yet simplest, tastiest and most nutritious breads you can make, Sourdough needs only flour, water, salt – and a little time. But what if time is the one thing you don’t have?

In Do Sourdough, Andrew Whitley – a baker of over 30 years who has ‘changed the way we think about bread’–  reveals how the slow fermentation that’s key to real sourdough can happen while we’re asleep or at work. And by using his simple and fuss-free method, everyone can make this wonderful bread at home. Discover:

  • The basic tools and ingredients you need to get started
  • How to create – and refresh – your own sourdough starter
  • Delicious recipes for basic loaves as well as sourdough pizza, ciabatta, crumpets and more
  • A 7-day plan for the bread you don’t devour immediately

The result isn't just fresh bread made with your own hands and in your own time. It’s the chance to learn new skills, make something to share with family and friends, and change your world – one loaf at a time. 

The book contains detailed instructions for making your own starter out of flour and water. If you want to get baking a little quicker, purchase together with the Bread Matters organic sourdough starter that can be brought back to life in a day.

This paperback purchase includes a free ebook download. 

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Summary

  • Discover the basic tools and ingredients you need to get started
  • Learn how to create – and refresh – your own sourdough starter
  • Enjoy delicious recipes for basic loaves, sourdough pizza, ciabatta, crumpets and more
  • Get ideas for the bread you don’t devour immediately

About the author

Andrew Whitley has 'changed the way we think about bread’ (BBC Food and Farming award judges). A baker for over 30 years, his company Bread Matters runs some of the most authoritative bread-making courses in the UK - popular with enthusiastic amateurs and professional cooks alike.

Originally a producer with the BBC Russian Service, Andrew left in 1976 to found the Village Bakery Melmerby in the Lake District. Over the next two decades it became one of the country's leading organic bakeries and the first to supply Waitrose. In 2002 he did a Masters in Food Policy and wrote Bread Matters (Fourth Estate 2006). It became a bestseller and won the André Simon 2006 Food Award. In 2008, he co-founded the Real Bread Campaign to bring good bread to every neighbourhood in the UK.

Product Details

Dimensions: 120x178mm
ISBN: 978-1-907974-11-3
eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-12-0

Artwork

50 colour photographs by Jonathan Cherry.

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed on Munken, an FSC-certified paper, by Livonia Print in 

Reviews

‘Loving the new book Do Sourdough by Andrew Whitley. Thorough, no nonsense, great recipes, ace photos.’
Tom Herbert, baker and author
‘Stumped on sourdough? Needing a refresher? This is THE book for you!’
Ben MacKinnon, E5 Bakehouse
‘The book is extremely useful and gives lots of tips for beginners to start making their first sourdough bread.’
Amazon Reviewer
‘I am finding this book fascinating, and it's giving me the knowledge to really get into sourdough.’
Amazon Reviewer