I’m a big fan of the Do Book series and this one tempted me this year as I want to start baking Sourdough and it’s known as the easiest book there is to help you get started. Also, my linen bread bags are one of the bestselling designs in my collection so this seemed like a perfect gift to go with a bread bag. Sourdough is one of the oldest yet simplest, tastiest and most nutritious breads you can make – it just needs 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 working on other things. And by using his simple and fuss-free method, everyone can make this wonderful bread at home. He covers 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; and 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.
Dimensions: 120x178mm. 160 pages. Paperback, printed on FSC-certified paper.