Sourdough September 2021

There are many ways to bake real bread yet the one closest to many of our hearts is sourdough.

During September many of our baker members (all of the ones listed below the starter images) will be giving away sourdough starters so you can bring it home and bake your own. They will also have a really easy to follow recipe for you too.

> Click this link: Realbread Rising Recipe 27 Aug Version to download the recipe. <

> Click this link: Realbread Rising Starter and Maintaining to learn how to make your own starter <

For those of you who prefer to watch a video while figuring new recipes out check out RiotRye’s page here. The starter and sourdough recipe are a little different but a lot of the underlying techniques are exactly the same so it should help you.

Sourdough (to borrow a definition from our fellow real bread bakers in the UK) is a name for a mixture (dough or batter) of water and cereal flour containing a culture of naturally occurring yeasts and lactic acid bacteria. It is often also used to name breads and pancakes made using such a culture.

Starter is the first baffling piece of the sourdough puzzle – it is the mixture referred to above and is heaving with live goodness :-).

These is a fine example from Riot Rye.

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Bácús Bhréanainn

They specialising in Irish and European artisan breads that are finished by hand and baked in our stone-floored deck ovens.

Baking 4U

This is a micro bakery run by Cinta Ramblado who is Spanish and because of that she offers Spanish speciality breads as well as sourdoughs 🙂

Bread & Roses

Moray Bresnihan is a Cork based baker. In his words: We decided to call our micro bakery ‘bread & roses’ … More

Bread Naturally, Raheny, Dublin

Simon May opened a number of years ago and rapidly became out the door busy with his selection of sourdoughs, … More

BreaDelicious, Westmeath

From Renata “My adventure with baking bread began in 2013😊 when my husband and I decided we wanted to make better … More

Crean’s Place, Kildare

Jason Hogan offers a variety of sourdoughs made from flours grown and milled in Ireland. In his words “We bake … More

Fanny Leenhardt-Cohalan Bread Baking Courses, Cork

Fanny doesn’t bake bread for sale but does give course on how to bake real, nutritious breads. From her: I’m … More

Natural Foods Bakery

This bakery has 2 locations in Cork and on their bread: “All of our bread is real bread. We only … More

Naturally Wild Sourdough, Clare

Fiona Archibold is passionate about her baking so going to defer to her: “Best possible organic ingredients are used in … More

Our Daily Bread, Limerick

Robert Meyer is the person behind this Bakery in Limerick and he started by making bagels before he moved into … More

Real Bread Killarney

More on Real Bread Killarney: Cormac Finn has recently set up this new bakery in Killarney and this is his … More

Ryes & Shine, Cork

This micro bakery was started by Angela Nöthlings in July 2021 and this is her story: I have been making sourdough … More

So-Doh! Renvyle, Co Galway

In her words: “my name is Laura O’Donovan & I’ve opened a weeny little Sourdough bakery together here in Renvyle, … More

Sullivans Country Grocer, Oughterard, Co. Galway

An old style grocer with an in-shop kitchen selling freshly baked breads, sweet treats & salads, seriously good coffee – … More

Veronica’s Cafè, Waterford

Veronica Taflienti runs Veronica’s Cafè, The Book Centre, John Roberts Square, Waterford and she is baking her own wholemeal and … More

Wild West Sourdough, Galway

This is a micro bakery run by Lucia Hdra in Galway. In her words I sell Wild Atlantic Seaweed sourdough, … More

Yola Artisan Bakery, Wexford

Jamie Pettitt trained in Ballymaloe and works for a couple of years with Sarah in Seagull Bakery in Tranmore. In … More