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 recipe, Feeding 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".
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.
Unfortunately due to demand we have currently ran out of gift presentation packs so our Sourdough Starters will be sent out in well-packaged boxes, sorry for the inconvenience.
Please note that we send this item through Priority Express, 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.