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Help!! Need starter, Great Malvern

anguslogan's picture
anguslogan

Help!! Need starter, Great Malvern

Can anybody help me out with some sourdough starter - am housesitting in Great Malvern,

Worcestershire, normally living in France and haven't got any with me. Would be greatly

appreciated to avoid the awful prospect of bought bread !

Lechem's picture
Lechem

I'm not close, in London, but if you're there for a little while I could dry some out and post some starter. 

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anguslogan

That's kind  Reminds me to carry some dry whenever possible Just hoping someone nearby might

hv some ready, but thanks again for the offer!!

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IceDemeter

the Real Bread Campaign, where you could purchase a good loaf of bread, and maybe get a bit of starter, too.  Their site has a finding tool to locate the nearest bakery:

https://www.sustainweb.org/realbread/bakery_finder/

They also have an abbreviated list of some bakeries that will sell starter:

https://www.sustainweb.org/realbread/companions/#yeast

Hopefully you can find something close by!

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anguslogan

Thanks IceDemeter - there is a bakery that should fit the bill at Kidderminster, Tony's Bakery, great site to know about. Thanks !!

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albacore

#182686678677

Bought it, used it, cooked it, ate it. Good stuff! No point making your own at this price.

Lance

anguslogan's picture
anguslogan

Never thought to look for San Francisco starter on ebay Cheers !

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ejm

It only takes about 5 days to create a starter. And you could always use commercial yeast for the first 5 days if you're desperate. Below is the method I used recently. I really like it because you don't have to throw any of it away.

I have also used the Jane Mason starter to make naan, and Tartine Basic Country loaf.

Happy bread making, Angus!

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anguslogan

Thanks ejm a book I haven't come across will have a look at it today !

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ejm

You're wellcome! Happy starter creating.