The no-nonsense guide to making and baking perfect sourdough bread at home.From Scratch: Sourdough features recipes and top tips on everything you need to know to make your own sourdough from scratch.
For homebakers, sourdough is the true test of every aspiring bread-maker. Fickle, delicate, every loaf is unique. And there are a LOT of pitfalls to be avoided. It's much more than simply a food: sourdough is a science. So who better than Dr James Morton, baking pedant and fermentation fanatic, to explain the basics for both the uninitiated and more experienced bakers?
James talks the home cook through everything from starters, flours and hydration, to kneading, shaping, rising, slashing and baking, explaining how to achieve the perfect crust and crumb. With a foolproof recipe for the perfect loaf, clear step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips and explanations of what works and why, From Scratch: Sourdough is the accessible handbook that bakers everywhere have been waiting for.Text is extracted and updated from Super Sourdough, by James Morton.
James Morton rose to fame in 2012 when he reached the final of the Great British Bake-Off. Since then he has become a columnist for the Sunday Mail, founded his own popular baking blog, written for the Good Pub Guide, amassed a huge social media following and written several best-selling food & drink books.
In addition to baking and writing he also loves brewing his own beer and has won several national home brewing awards.