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 … 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

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

Bretzel Bakery

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

Diva Boutique Bakery, Cork

Shannen Keane started this bakery in the tiny village of Ballinspittle over a decade ago and these are her words … 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

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, … More

Friendly Fermenistas, Galway

We do markets on Fridays Moycullen. Casandra & Marian are two qualified Nutritional Therapists passionate about achieving good health through … More

Jeremiche Galway

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

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 … More

Joyce Country Bakery, Galway

Joyce Country Bakery is a micro bakery in Clonbur, in the Gaeltacht, run by Mary and Anya. Mary is from … 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

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

Organico Bantry

Daily Bread 2020 update: Location available: Bantry, Co Cork How to order or purchase: From our shop in person or over the … 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

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 … More

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 … More