From Scratch: Sourdough features recipes and top tips on everything you need to know to make your own sourdough from scratch. For homebakers, sourdough is the true test of every aspiring bread-maker. Fickle, delicate, every loaf is unique. And there are a LOT of pitfalls to be avoided. It's much more than simply a food: sourdough is a science. So who better than Dr James Morton, baking pedant and fermentation fanatic, to explain the basics for both the uninitiated and more experienced bakers?
James talks the home cook through everything from starters, flours and hydration, to kneading, shaping, rising, slashing and baking, explaining how to achieve the perfect crust and crumb. With a foolproof recipe for the perfect loaf, clear step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips and explanations of what works and why, From Scratch: Sourdough is the accessible handbook that bakers everywhere have been waiting for. Text is extracted and updated from Super Sourdough, by James Morton.
About the Author
James Morton is the author of five books including Brilliant Bread, which won the Guild of Food Writers Cookbook of the Year award in 2014, How Baking Works (2015), Brew (2016) and Shetland: Cooking on the Edge of the World (2018). In 2012 he reached the final of TV's The Great British Baking Show. He works as a doctor in Glasgow and owns a brewery in that same city.