Where to start? Isn’t that always the question?
I’ve grouped all my favorite sourdough resources into one place for you, whether you are just feeding your starter for the first time or looking to explore a new recipe. The links below are the ones I always refer my workshop students to and ones that I trust. You will find videos, blog posts and books – so I hope there is something here for every time of learner. One thing I want to drive home is that there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to make sourdough. There is just sourdough: a wild, living thing that is ever changing and adapting. The best place to start is with a lot of patience, an open heart and a good toaster. Have fun!
If you’re in Revelstoke and would like to join me in person for a hands on sourdough workshop – you can find more information on that over here. You can also check out the sourdough Q&A on my instagram.
In my opinion watching these two videos will set you on the right path. They cover everything you will need to know. Clear, concise and easy to follow.
CARING FOR YOUR STARTER
Whether you’ve inherited a starter or want to make one of your very own – these posts will help you understand the process of ‘feeding you starter.’ Don’t forget to name it!
BASIC SOURDOUGH RECIPES + GUIDES
I think it’s best to start with a basic recipe and change things up from there. All these recipes are very similar, so I’d suggest to pick one and try it at least a few times before changing anything. I’ve tried to order the links below in increasing difficulty, as the techniques, terms and detail get more complex with each one, deepening your understand of the the whole sourdough process.
I’m a reader. I like to a have a book handy and refer to it often. I read ‘Tartine’ from front to back before starting and I still go back to it as my trusted resource or when I need inspiration. Most local libraries have or can source these books for you.
A WOLRD OF SOURDOUGH
Now you’re really getting into. Yay! A few more posts for those that want to dial in their skills, stay inspired and let sourdough take over your life. Over the past year, I have learned the most from following other bakers and bakeries on instagram. A 15 second shaping video (watched on repeat!) can be a great learning tool. Even watching someone cleaning their equipment can be more helpful than you know. The sourdough community is always open to sharing, so ask questions and get involved.
Who gets you inspired to make sourdough? Let me know so I can add them to the list!