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Preparation info

  • Makes 1.5 kg of dough or

    3

    loaves
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Bourke Street Bakery

By Paul Allam and David McGuinness

Published 2009

  • About

Once you have a starter that is active and dependable, making sourdough is simple. The only hitch is a day-long process that involves a few stages. You will need an oven, flour, water, salt, patience and commitment. To avoid getting up too early, you would look to start mixing the dough in the afternoon and retarding through the night. In theory, you could then roll out of bed and place the loaf in a warm humid place for 1–4 hours and still bake it in time to have fresh bread for lunch. Whi