Learn how to make your own fermented sourdough bread
Join the local fermenting legend Elisabeth Fekonia, accredited permaculture teacher from Permaculture Realfood to learn how to make fermented sourdough. Be sure to schedule it in the diary and pre-prep your ingredients. Find out how to do all this good stuff – in your very own kitchen.
Sourdough bread needs a starter to ferment. To make a starter all you need to do is to add equal amounts of water with flour and leave it in a warm spot to ferment.
- Unbleached flour
- Filtered water
- A little water kefir
- Start with a large bowl and place some starter culture in it (quarter to half a cup is ample).
- Add some water to dissolve it and then add the flour, some salt, and any other ingredients that you might care to add.
- It is very difficult to give measurements as different types of flour will absorb differing amounts of water. As a rule of thumb, 500 gram of flour will make one small loaf of sourdough bread.
- It takes 4 cups to make up 500 grams of flour, so use three cups of flour to mix up the sponge and reserve the fourth cup to knead the sponge into a dough the next day.
Follow the full recipes to pre-prep your ingredients to make fabulous fermented sourdough.
Sunshine Coast Libraries members have loaned sourdough titles 3,458 times!
Reserve these sourdough books and pick them up from your local library:
- How to raise a loaf and fall in love with sourdough by Roly Allen
- Wild bread: sourdough reinvented: flour + water + air by MaryJane Butters
- Artisan sourdough made simple: a beginner’s guide to delicious handcrafted bread with minimal kneading by Emilie Raffa
- Baking artisan bread with natural starters by Mark Friend
- Modern sourdough: sweet and savoury recipes from Margot Bakery by Michelle Eshkeri
Libraries love these sourdough eBooks:
- Baking sourdough by Kevan Roberts
- Sourdough on the rise: how to confidently make whole grain sourdough breads at home by Cynthia Lair
- Baking sourdough bread: dozens of recipes for artisan loaves, crackers and sweet breads by Goran Soderin
Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started, download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.
Listen on the go with this sourdough related podcast:
- The Sourdough Podcast: hear stories behind the bakers, authors, growers, millers, artists and other innovative leaders in the sourdough community.
All podcasts are free and available to listen on: Android - Google Play, Procast, Downcast, Pocket Casts, Player FM and AntennaPod. iOS - Apple Podcasts app, RadioPublic, Pocket Casts, Castbox, Podbean and Stitcher. You can also stream podcasts from Spotify.
Stream free bread related programs on Kanopy:
- A brief history of bread: bread is one of the most widely consumed foods in the world and the foundation for many civilisations. Learn about the art of leavening, the social roles of light and dark bread and the artisanal bread movement.
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