Author(s): Andrew Whitley
Do Sourdough is a guide to making your own sourdough bread written by the UK's leading authority on real bread.
One of the oldest yet perhaps the simplest and tastiest breads you can make, Sourdough needs only flour, water, salt -- and a little time. In Do Sourdough, Andrew Whitley -- a baker for over 30 years who has 'changed the way we think about bread' – shares his simple method for making this deliciously nutritious bread at home.
Having taught countless bread-making workshops, Andrew knows that we don't all have the time and patience to bake our own. Now, with his tried-and-tested method and time-saving tips – such as slotting the vital fermentation stage into periods when we're asleep or at work, this is bread baking for Doers. Find out:
* the basic tools and ingredients you'll need
* how to make your own sourdough starter
* a simple method for producing wonderful loaves time and again
* ideas and recipe suggestions for fresh and days-old bread
The result isn't just fresh bread made with your own hands, it's the chance to learn new skills, make something to share with family and friends, and to change the world – one loaf at a time.
Andrew Whitley has 'changed the way we think about bread' (BBC Food & Farming award judges). A baker for over 30 years, his company 'Bread Matters' runs 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 north of England. Over the next two decades it became one of Britain's leading organic bakeries. He left in 2002 to do a Masters in Food Policy and write a book, "Bread Matters" (Fourth Estate 2006). This became a bestseller and won the Andre Simon 2006 Food Award. In 2008, Andrew co-founded the Real Bread Campaign which aims to bring good bread to every neighbourhood in the UK.