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