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Do Sourdough + Starter Andrew Whitley

The new bread book from award-winning baker Andrew Whitley plus his vital sourdough starter to get you baking and sharing! Includes a free ebook download. 

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. 

Bread Matters' Sourdough Starter:

In 1990 Andrew Whitley brought some sourdough from Russia to make rye breads at his Village Bakery in Melmerby, Cumbria. That sourdough was refreshed with organic rye flour and water and used to make a batch of bread, with a bit kept back to start the next batch – and so on.

Now everyone can make wonderful naturally-fermented bread with the distant descendant of that very same Russian culture. Inside this packet are ten grams of dried sourdough, which is easily brought to life again with warm water and rye flour. One more refreshment and you're a sourdough baker – and you never need buy industrial yeast again. 

The dried sourdough comes in a compostable cellophane bag and instructions and a recipe for rye bread are printed on the inside of the packet, so there's no waste. Best of all, the starter is supported by the Bread Matters Fungal Network, a website and community dedicated to sharing sourdough and the joys of making this kind of bread. Sales of this starter are used to fund the Fungal Network site and Bread Matters' efforts to spread the word about sourdough.

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~ Available for pre-order now. Published on 4 May 2017 ~

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