Baking Sourdough: The birth of a sourdough mother starter

Baking Sourdough: The birth of a sourdough mother starter

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Baking your own homemade sourdough is one of the most rewarding activities. Although the process can seem intimidating, the right instruction will leave you baking the perfect loaf again and again. In this masterclass, experienced baker and author Kevan Roberts will walk you step by step through the process of baking sourdough. In this episode of Baking Sourdough, Baker Kevan Roberts explains how to build a sourdough starter. Learn about how the starter works in developing a sourdough and why the starter is important. About Kevan Roberts: Originally from Yorkshire, Master Baker Kevan Roberts has over three decades of experience in the baking industry from artisan bakeries to new product development. He has been a technical advisor on "The Apprentice" and has guested on the BBC "The Price of Bread". He is now building and teaching bakery workshops at Bread Ahead Bakery School in the heart of Borough Market, London. He is also the author of "Baking Sourdough", a book taking readers through the complete formation of a sourdough loaf and more.

Sourdough Starter


  • 50g wholegrain rye flour
  • 50g cold water

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