Meet Our New Sourdough Ambassador:

An Interview with Elaine Boddy - Matthews Cotswold Flour Bakers Q&A

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Sourdough FAQ

Q. What makes sourdough different?

A: The fact that sourdough is made with a starter and the lovely long slow proving process gives sourdough its iconic texture and flavour and is what makes sourdough the healthiest bread you can eat. Even better when you make your own!

Q. Can I use any flour?

A: There are certain flours that are better than others for making sourdough and Elaine has highlighted these for you and will be sharing more notes and tips for using our range for making sourdough.

Q. Do I need special pans?

A: No, there are some key pieces of equipment that are nice to have, and can help your sourdough journey, but you can also start with things you’ve probably already got in your kitchen.

Q. How long is it before I can bake a loaf?

A: Typically, it takes 7 days to make a working starter - but some can take a little longer.

Q. Do I need to put the rest of my life on hold to be able to make sourdough?

A: No. Not at all. Elaine will show you how to make sourdough simply and time efficiently so it fits in with your life. Whatever your lifestyle or working/home life, you can make sourdough.

Q. Does a starter need to be constantly looked after?

A: No, starters need very little input.

Q. Where do I begin?

A: You've already started! Follow Elaine’s easy starter steps (link at the top of this page) for your first sourdough starter steps.