8 Sourdough: Part 1

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The Chefs' Knowledge: The modern culinary repertoire

By Chandos Elletson

Published 2022

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This is a golden age for baking in the UK and there are many exponents. This basic sourdough by chef Piotr Lesnianski is a classic example of how to make good, simple, old-fashioned bread.

The principles of sourdough are as old as time. Natural, air-borne, yeasts are used to create a “starter” called levain. There is no other added yeast. The long process of making this kind of bread means it has a