Sourdough Starter

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The Hobbs House Bakery Sourdough Starter is a living, multi award winning wild yeast culture. It has been fed daily for an incredible 64 years.

In June every year, 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 dispatched on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your starter will usually arrive with you within one day but please allow up to two days for delivery. Due to the nature of this being a live culture, we are currently unable to ship outside of mainland UK.

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Delivery & Returns

Delivery

We use Priority Express as our main courier service. For smaller and our through the letterbox range, we use Royal Mail. Our aim is for you to receive your items as safely and securely as possible and we use Priority Express to help us with this.

The couriers deliver anytime between 8.00am and 6.00pm on your chosen delivery date although are generally delivered before 4.00pm. If you supply an email address, you will be able to live track your package via Priority Express' updates. Wednesdays and Fridays as our designated delivery days.

Orders can only be taken up to noon on Monday for Wednesday delivery and noon on Wednesday for Friday delivery, just in time for the weekend.

Delivery is an overnight service, however anything outside of Mainland Scotland will take an additional 1-2 days and may incur an additional charge - for more details please contact us before placing your order. We class Monday - Friday as working days. Saturdays and Sundays are not included in this calculation. 

Please note that we do not supply outside of Mainland UK. 

Ordering

We will accept any cancelled orders (excluding courses/vouchers) or changes to delivery date if notified by 10.00am the day before delivery is due. Please contact our Sales Team on 01454 321629 or by email sales@hobbshousebakery.co.uk to discuss anything with your order.

Returns

We want you to feel totally happy with your goods, so if you have any concerns or queries please get in touch with us. We are happy to replace items broken during transit or if the item does not meet your expectation. We must be notified within 14 days of arrival.