Sourdough is naturally leavened bread - without using commercial yeast. Sourdough has been made for thousands of years (the oldest example dates back to 3,700 BCE). It's about as natural as you can get.
We started making sourdough for ourselves back in 2017. We now bake for friends, family and our local community around the High Wycombe area (we don't post our bread, it's for pickup only!). We use 100% organic ingredients.
Our standard sourdough takes three days to make - we currently close off orders on a Thursday and bake first thing Saturday morning. Please get in touch if you need your bread on a different day.
We don't use commercial yeast. Instead. our bread is made using a sourdough 'starter' - a mixture of organic rye flour and water that is allowed to ferment using yeasts naturally present in the air around us. We feed our starter up on flour and water a few days before baking so it's nice and active.
Our standard sourdough is made from just three ingredients:
Doves Farm organic flour
Himalayan pink salt
For our fruit, nut and seed recipes we try and source certified organic ingredients wherever possible.