Sourdough Starter

 

The Hobbs House Bakery Sourdough Starter is a living, multi award winning wild yeast culture. It has been fed daily for an incredible 60 years.

In June 2015, it has it's birthday and there is quite a party.

In that time it's raised some of the finest bread. Refrigerated it can rest for weeks. Fed, it can raise you an infinite amount of magnificent loaves. To become a custodian of this edible heritage is priceless.

We do like to encourage everyone to go to our Sourdough Nation, which is full of really helpful information. As the Sourdough starter is a living culture, it changes and develops all the time.

For our recipes using your sourdough starter; check out the Sourdough Starter recipeFeeding a Sourdough Starter and a Sourdough Bread recipe.

We also have a Small Bread Making Kit which also include a Sourdough Starter and is an excellent gifts for any bread lover.

One of our customers, Julia Moore who is an avid baker herself said that “after a 3 week rest in the fridge your starter refreshed beautifully & raised an amazing loaf".

Important

We often find that the Sourdough Starter is bought as a gift which is a lovely idea. Please be aware that this item must be refrigerated within 48 hours of arrival. 

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Postage Information

Please note that we send this item through Royal Mail's First Class service, which is despatched on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your starter will usually arrive with you within one day but please allow up to two days for delivery. 

Stories

  • I went to see a German baker who was baking in Tetbury at the time, called Herr Ferdinand, and he told me all about how he made his sourdough rye bread. He was retiring and wanted us to keep the culture going so he passed a portion of his starter ...

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  • Sourdough culture: as old as bread making itself. Over millennia, ferment friendly yeasts have developed to ensure good rising and great flavour. Our own journey starts in the 1970s, and the desire to find more authentic ways to make bread. We sta...

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  • What’s bread when it’s eaten alone? We know we’re really alive when our handmade bread is broken and shared with *people we love. – Tom Herbert *Companion: with bread (action), Latin Grandpa Herbert was given the sourdough culture by a German ba...

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