Sourdough September 19

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) 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 two fine examples from Firehouse Bakery and Riot Rye.

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An Bácús Beag (The Little Bakery) Donabate, Dublin

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Arbutus Bakery

Declan Ryan was the first Michelin Star chef in Ireland so when he turned to bread making in 1999, it was sure to be something special.

Bácús Bhréanainn

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Bangor Bakehouse

Bangor Bakehouse is a micro-bakery in the heart of Bangor. We make special breads – including real sourdough – and … More

Baska Bakery, Meath

Barbora Brown runs this bakery in Oldcastle, Meath. She enjoys baking naturally fermented sourdough bread using organic flour and local mineral … More

Bread & Roses

Daily Bread 2020 update: Location available: Cork City How to order or purchase: Buy through online market at For updates: Our neighbour … More

Bretzel Bakery

One of the last remaining inner city bakeries, the Bretzel operated for more than a hundred years out of premises … More

Courtyard Cafe & Bakery

Courtyard Cafe & Bakery in Oysterhaven, Co Cork. They are part of Walton Court, a mix of self catering accommodation … More

Dimitar Dosev, Real Bread Courses

Dimitar works with both restaurants and cafes in Sligo to help them bake their own, high quality real breads and … More

Firehouse Bakery

At the Firehouse, our wood fired oven is at the heart of everything we do. Hand crafted loaves, freshly baked pizzas, slow cooked meats.

Friendly Fermenistas, Galway

We do markets on Thursdays Loughrea, Fridays Tuam and Moycullen, Saturdays Spiddal. Casandra & Marian are two qualified Nutritional Therapists passionate … More

Hedgehog Bakery

Mags is a micro-bakery who has been baking bread for a long time and recently took the step of starting … More

Jeremiche Galway

Jeremiche is a micro baker based in Galway (obviously ;-)) and has a full range of Naturally Leavened bread. The … More

Natural Foods Bakery

This bakery has 3 locations in Cork and on their bread: “All of our bread is real bread. We only … More

Riot Rye Bakery

Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School is committed to creating and actively fostering a culture of bread without the use of industrial additives or chemicals.

Scarpello & Co

In keeping with the Scarpello & Co. ethos we have followed classic, centuries old wood-fired methods to bring Real Bread back to life.

Strand Hotel

Tom Flavin is the Executive Chef in Strand Hotel, Limerick and a Failte Ireland Food Champion in 2017. Really good … More

The Cottage Bakery

Alexander Kronsteiner is a baker in Rathcoole Co. Dublin In his words: I use organic wheat, wholemeal and white, Rye … More

The Storehouse, Castlebar

Neil McKenna runs The Storehouse in Castlebar and in his words: Over the last Year we`ve perfected our Sourdough Bread, … More

The Stuffed Olive

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Truefood Academy

Daily Bread 2020 update: Location available: Co Clare How to order or purchase: Thursday: The Grainey’ Scarriff Co Clare ‘Queallys SuperValue … More