Do you ever walk into a bakery or a market stall and smell the fresh sourdough bread and wish you could fill your house with that smell? You can! This complete sourdough starter kit will have you baking your own delicious sourdough at home in no time. Great for both new and experienced bakers, this kit has all the tools you knead to produce nutritious and beautiful looking artisan sourdough bread that will not only taste great, but look great as well. There is enough bread flour in the kit to make 3-4 loaves. As an added bonus, the ongoing costs to continue your sourdough journey are extremely minimal; all you need is flour!
The You Knead Sourdough Starter Kit contains:
2 kilograms of high protein bread flour. The wheat is grown and milled by South Australian farmers Flinders Ranges Premium Grain. They have grown their own wheat in the Flinders Ranges for generations and the flour they produce has been recognised internationally for it's quality and consistency. The high protein content in the flour ensures a great loaf of sourdough bread that is always full of flavour, chewy and has a great crust. This will be enough for your first 3-4 loaves of sourdough and to replenish your sourdough starter.
A packet of dried sourdough starter flakes. This is what makes sourdough, sourdough! The sourdough starter contains the wild yeast that produces bread with distinct sourdough flavours. Simply follow the instructions in the recipe provided or on the guide section of the website to begin your very own sourdough starter. As long as you keep feeding your starter it will live forever!
Oval Banneton with Cloth Liner
25cm long oval rattan banneton that you will proof your sourdough bread in. Rattan bannetons are extremely useful to the sourdough bread making process. It will let your dough breathe and will draw moisture from the surface of the dough, helping to give that extra crunch to your sourdough bread.
Danish Dough Whisk
Special shaped whisk to help incorporate the flour, water, sourdough starter and salt. Much easier and faster than a spoon!
A lame (pronounced ‘Lahm’, a French word meaning blade) is a special tool that is used to score (cut) the dough before it goes into the oven so it can expand.
Pretty straight forward! As sourdough is quite a wet dough this scraper comes in handy to make sure you can get all of your dough off the bench. Also makes shaping the dough a breeze.
Sourdough Starter Instructions and Sourdough Bread Recipe
The sourdough starter kit has printed instructions explaining how to activate your dried sourdough starter flakes, as well as a sourdough bread recipe with detailed instructions (and when to use all of the equipment for your first loaf of sourdough bread). Plenty of useful video links in it as well for all the visual learners out there!
You can also find all this information on the guide section of the website (along with photos of the process).
What you need:
- Mixing bowl
- Baking paper
Optional (beneficial but not required):
- Dutch oven - used to create steam to help the bread rise. Without this you can still create steam in your oven by pouring boiling water in a hot tray at the bottom of your oven.
- Kitchen scales - to accurately weigh ingredients. You can use measuring cups however you'll get a more consistent result if you weigh everything.
Made my first loaf was ok, but the second was fantastic ave just started my next, loving it.
Great kit, exactly what I needed
I was a bit sceptical that I could create sourdough. You made the process so easy! My results were fantastic. Thanks.
What fabulous way to get into baking sourdough!! Thank you