Sourdough September 20

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 two fine examples from Firehouse Bakery and 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 🙂

Ballymaloe Cookery School, Cork

Within the Cookery School they have a separate project run by Rory Allen which is the Ballymaloe Bread Shed. The Bread Shed produces sourdough, baguettes and white yeast loaves for the Farm Shop at Ballymaloe Cookery  School only. We then also sell breads through some Cork Based NeighbourFood Markets.  Website: Cooking Is Fun Facebook: here […]

Bread & Roses

Daily Bread 2020 update: Location available: Cork City How to order or purchase: Buy through online market at For updates: Our neighbour food producer page For your safety: All approved HSE precautions are taken at pick up location in cork city More on Bread and Roses: Moray Bresnihan is a Cork based baker. In his words: We […]

Bread Naturally, Raheny, Dublin

Simon May opened a number of years ago and rapidly became out the door busy with his selection of sourdoughs, other breads and pastries. They are based at 10A Main Street Raheny in Dublin 5 On the bread side he offers: Sourdough Breads: White and Brown Sourdough Multiseed Sourdough Yeasted Breads: Dublin Turnover Cottage Loaf […]

Bretzel Bakery

One of the last remaining inner city bakeries, the Bretzel operated for more than a hundred years out of premises in Lennox Street, Portobello, baking everything on site, until four years ago. To cater for an expanding customer base, owner and managing director William Despard moved the main production to a purpose-built site close by […]

Diva Boutique Bakery, Cork

Shannen Keane started this bakery in the tiny village of Ballinspittle over a decade ago and these are her words on her baking: We have baking fresh sourdough, potato, and our crusty white bread for over 13 yrs now. At first we were baking our own bread to serve in the café with our soups […]

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 running one day sourdough bread baking and nutrition classes once or twice a month from home in Ballinhassig Cork. “Our one day class will teach you how to bake delicious and nutritious sourdough bread born […]

Farmhouse Cafe & Bakery, Dublin

Daily Bread 2020 update: Location available: Dublin 12 How to order or purchase: Mon to Friday 9-2 at the door. For updates: Facebook, Instagram For your safety: We have closed cafe and have a table at the door, to sell take out, internally we have been gloved, vigorously sanitising all Doors , surfaces hands etc for over a week […]

Friendly Fermenistas, Galway

We do markets on Fridays Moycullen. Casandra & Marian are two qualified Nutritional Therapists passionate about achieving good health through nourishing foods. We have successfully ran workshops on nourising foods especially introducing fermented foods for health. Facebook: Sourdough September 2020 I’m always happy to share starter at my stall in Moycullen on Fridays. Need to […]

Jeremiche Galway

Jeremiche is a micro baker based in Galway (obviously ;-)) and has a full range of Naturally Leavened bread. The bread can be found in a few good Galway restaurants and cafes, and also by direct orders. For Sourdough September contact Jeremiche and he will arrange to get to you 🙂 Email: Twitter: @jeremichegalway Insta: […]

Joe the Baker, Fermanagh

Joe Kelly is a community-supported baker who produces organic sourdough bread and European style pastries on the island town of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland.  He bakes from the loft of a converted stone-built grain store. This unique building which houses a cafe on its ground floor has a quirky alleyway beside it where Joe sets […]

Joyce Country Bakery, Galway

Joyce Country Bakery is a micro bakery in Clonbur, in the Gaeltacht, run by Mary and Anya. Mary is from Ireland and Anya is Russian. In their words: “We specialise in traditional Irish breads, white sourdough, and traditional Russian rye sourdoughs, as well as treats such as tea brack, apple tart, and ginger bread. We […]

Natural Foods Bakery

This bakery has 3 locations in Cork and on their bread: “All of our bread is real bread. We only use flour, water, fresh yeast (fed on malt extract), salt and sourdough. We make a variety of loaves and pittas: White, Granary, Spelt, Spelt + Rye Sourdough, Herb + Seed. We bake seven days a […]

Naturally Wild Sourdough, Clare

Fiona Archibold is passionate about her baking so going to defer to her: “Best possible organic ingredients are used in my bread. Each loaf is lovingly crafted by hand using organic flour, water, and sea salt. Loaves are baked in my trusty Rofco B40. Natural fermentation, wild yeasts and good bacteria gently fermented over a […]

Organico Bantry

Daily Bread 2020 update: Location available: Bantry, Co Cork How to order or purchase: From our shop in person or over the phone For updates: Facebook For your safety: We are following all HSE guidelines to do with food hygiene and continue to keep ourselves updated with any changes to them.We are wrapping all our breads, cakes and snacks. […]

Our Daily Bread, Limerick

Robert Meyer is the person behind this Bakery in Limerick and he started by making bagels before he moved into bread baking too. Now he has an artisan bakery in limerick baking our daily sourdough, holy bagels and heavenly pizza.  He sells in The Cresent shopping center market on a Friday and Saturday at the limerick […]

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.

Spelt Bakers, Kilkenny

Daily Bread 2020 update: Location available: Gowran, Thomastown and Kilkenny in county Kilkenny. Carlow town, New Ross in Wexford, Waterford How to order or purchase: In shops as listed on our website, farmers markets in Carlow and Kilkenny and by house delivery.  For updates: , Facebook or 086 8958538 For your safety: We can sell contact free or […]

Tartine Bakery

Thibault, a bread purist, is dedicated to producing high-quality organic breads. We use stoneground organic flour, water, sea salt and in some loaves a little yeast, to balance the activity of the ferments.

The Cottage Bakery

Alexander Kronsteiner is a baker in Rathcoole Co. Dublin In his words: I use organic wheat, wholemeal and white, Rye and spelt. Naturally levant sourdough. Water from own well, unrefined sea salt. Long fermentation. Some of the flour is milled with my own stone ground mill. I source my organic flour mostly in Ireland.  At the […]