Do Sourdough – Slow bread for busy lives

Andrew Whitley



  • The Do Book Company
  • 2014
  • ISBN 9781907974113
  • 157 pages
  • Paperback, dimensions: 120 x 178 mm
  • 18 × 12 × 1.5 cm

One of the oldest yet simplest, tastiest and most nutritious breads you can make, Sourdough needs only flour, water, salt – and a little time. But what if time is the one thing you don’t have?

In Do Sourdough, Andrew Whitley – a baker of over 30 years who has ‘changed the way we think about bread’–  reveals how the slow fermentation that’s key to real sourdough can happen while we’re asleep or at work. And by using his simple and fuss-free method, everyone can make this wonderful bread at home. Discover:

  • The basic tools and ingredients you need to get started
  • How to create – and refresh – your own sourdough starter
  • Delicious recipes for basic loaves as well as sourdough pizza, ciabatta, crumpets and more
  • A 7-day plan for the bread you don’t devour immediately

The result isn’t just fresh bread made with your own hands and in your own time. It’s the chance to learn new skills, make something to share with family and friends, and change your world – one loaf at a time.

The book contains detailed instructions for making your own starter out of flour and water. If you want to get baking a little quicker, purchase together with the Bread Matters organic sourdough starter that can be brought back to life in a day.

About the author

Andrew Whitley has ‚changed the way we think about bread’ (BBC Food and Farming award judges). A baker for over 30 years, his company Bread Matters runs some of the most authoritative bread-making courses in the UK – popular with enthusiastic amateurs and professional cooks alike.Originally a producer with the BBC Russian Service, Andrew left in 1976 to found the Village Bakery Melmerby in the Lake District. Over the next two decades it became one of the country’s leading organic bakeries and the first to supply Waitrose. In 2002 he did a Masters in Food Policy and wrote Bread Matters (Fourth Estate 2006). It became a bestseller and won the André Simon 2006 Food Award. In 2008, he co-founded the Real Bread Campaign to bring good bread to every neighbourhood in the UK.