Do sourdough - Whitley, Andrew,1948-author.

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23rd May 2014
The Do Book Company
157 pages: 6.95 x 4.8 x 18mm
Do Books

One of the oldest yet simplest, tastiest and most nutritious breads you can make, Sourdough needs only flour, water, salt - and a little time. But what if time is the one thing you don't have?
In Do Sourdough, Andrew Whitley - a baker of over 30 years who has 'changed the way we think about bread' - reveals how the slow fermentation that's key to real sourdough can happen while we're asleep or at work. And by using his simple and fuss-free method, everyone can make this wonderful bread at home. Discover:
- The basic tools and ingredients you need to get started
- How to create - and refresh - your own sourdough starter
- Recipes for basic loaves, sourdough pizza, ciabatta, crumpets and more
- Ideas for the bread you don't devour immediately
The result isn't just fresh bread made with your own hands and in your own time. It's the chance to learn new skills, make something to share with family and friends, and change your world - one loaf at a time.

1. What is Sourdough?
2. Getting Started
3. Your First Sourdough Bread
4. One Starter, Many Loaves
5. 'Have I Killed My Starter?'...and other FAQ
6. Freestyle Baking
7. Waste Not, Want Not: The Seven Days of Bread
In Your Own Time: From Commuter Bakes to Overnight Success
About the Author

Andrew Whitley has 'changed the way we think about bread' (BBC Food & Farming award judges). A baker for over 30 years, his company 'Bread Matters' runs the most authoritative bread-making courses in the UK - popular with enthusiastic amateurs and professional cooks alike.

Originally a producer with the BBC Russian Service, Andrew left in 1976 to found the Village Bakery Melmerby in the north of England. Over the next two decades it became one of Britain's leading organic bakeries. He left in 2002 to do a Masters in Food Policy and write a book, Bread Matters (Fourth Estate 2006). This became a bestseller and won the André Simon 2006 Food Award.

In 2008, Andrew co-founded the Real Bread Campaign which aims to bring good bread to every neighbourhood in the UK.