Sourdough Starter Kit - The Complete Sourdough Starter

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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.

  • Buy once - all you need is more flour to continue to make amazing bread!
  • Active starter guarantee or we’ll replace it free
  • Great for both new and experienced home bakers
  • Has everything you need to bake delicious artisan sourdough bread from scratch
  • Bake your first loaf in as little as 3 days (no waiting weeks for an active starter!)
  • Quality Australian ingredients (supporting Australian farmers)
  • Free shipping
  • Thousands of happy home baking customers

There is enough bread flour in the kit to make 3-4 loaves and activate/feed your sourdough starter. As an added bonus, the ongoing costs to continue your sourdough journey are extremely minimal; all you need is more flour!

What's Included:

Bread Flour

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.

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!

Bread Lame

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.

Dough/bench scraper

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:

Equipment

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.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping

Free shipping for the complete sourdough starter kit. Orders will be posted within 2 business days via Australia Post. Express postage via Australia Post available at checkout ($10 flat rate Australia wide). As soon as your order is shipped you will receive a notification, along with the tracking details of your delivery.

Please ensure you double check your shipping address at the time of placing your order. Unfortunately, once a package has been shipped to the address specified by the customer we can no longer accept responsibility for an incorrect address. However, if the recipient sends it back we can certainly issue you a refund or re-post. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Unfortunately we do not currently offer shipping to addresses outside of Australia.

Returns

Unfortunately there are no returns for change of mind (as this is a food based product we cannot accept these returns).

Please inspect your order upon receipt and contact us immediately at contact@youkneadsourdough.com.au if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

Need help?

We are here to help! We are very active on Facebook, Instagram, email and our store chat - if you have any questions, issues getting your starter active or baking your sourdough get in touch and we’ll help out any way we can. We also have a very active group on Facebook where people ask questions and post their sourdough creations to share with others. Come and join!

We also have comprehensive guides and FAQ’s right here on our website, so if you have a question you can be sure that it has been answered.

Customer Reviews

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Steven
Sourdough Kit is Brilliant

I have never baked any form of bread before purchasing the You Knead Sourdough Kit. Within a week and a few attempts I was baking near perfect loaves. The kit's instructions, tools and quick start starter made it very easy to go from zero to hero quite quickly. Already after a few weeks I am branching out trying different recipes and techniques. I thoroughly recommend the kit.

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Lindsey Hudson
Love my kit

I bought the kit and I love it.
I have made my starter and I’ll be making my first loaf tomorrow or the day after

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Mel Stokes
Starter kit

Loved starting to create sourdough with my new kit! Easy instructions to follow and beautiful products

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Andrew Van Kerckhof
Not a Sour review at all:)

I am very happy with my kit and the first 3 loaves have been spot on. The instructions may need a little more work, but even this simple bloke got the jist of it and managed a yummy bread. Happy wife and 2 year old with jam on sourdough toast now:)
Thanks team

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Lena Smith
Can’t fail!

I’ve tried making sourdough many times, with no luck. The bread was always too dense with minimum rise.
When I asked for help from others, it was ment to be simple…
With this product, I feel like I’ve been supported with tutorials and clear step by step instructions to actually make it easy!
My 1st loaf was everything I’ve always wanted to make.
You really can’t fail with your support!