Traditional sourdough bread is made up of 4 simple ingredients: 1. Flour 2. Water 3. Salt 4. Sourdough Starter
Sourdough starter is a mixture of flour and water that has been ‘cultured’ to produce a collection of wild bacteria and yeasts that live together in harmony within the flour and water mix. These wild caught bacteria and yeasts are what give sourdough bread its rising power and flavor.
There are a few options when it comes to getting hold of some sourdough starter: 1. You can purchase it from a specialist supplier 2. If you know a sourdough baker, they can share a little with you 3. You can make it at home from scratch using flour and water
What you need varies by recipe but these items are essential: -Kitchen scales - Large bowl - Loaf tin - Jars for starter