Gluten-Free Bread Kit Guide
LEARN TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE SOURDOUGH AT HOME
Thank you for choosing Sourdough Mate Gluten-Free Bread Kits, we can’t wait to get started on this bread journey with you!
We recommend reading & watching all the instructions together first before commencing.
Although we have kept the instructions & recipe simple, as a beginner you may still find it overwhelming & challenging: that’s perfectly normal. The initial steep learning curve is often where people give up but we hope with our guidance & support, you’ll follow through with success!
Remember to be kind to yourself & don’t give up because every failed bake is a chance to learn!
We want to give new bakers the best chance at succeeding, so make sure you join our Gluten-Free Facebook Support Group, ask questions & get tips along the way.
Learn to keep your tools in good working order, please head to our Use & Care Guide.
Below are a few items you may already have in your kitchen which you’ll need to gather before we begin.
YOU WILL NEED:
If you have our Complete Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter Kits, than you are good to go as it will include enough flour to make 3 loaves of sourdough.
If you have our Basic Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter Kit, you will need flour. For best results, we recommend using our White Gluten-Free Bread Flour to feed & maintain your starter & Wholemeal Gluten-Free Bread Flour used in our recipe. Both fours are available on webshop.
Small jar with lid
An old jam jar that has been cleaned is perfect home for your starter or you could use one of our Starter Jars.
Useful for weighing all types of ingredients - flour, water, salt. See kitchen scale.
KitchenAid stand mixer with flat beater
Optional if you have one handy, similarly vigorous kneading by hand for 10 minutes should achieve a smooth consistency.
Oven that can heat up to atleast 240 degrees Celsius
Ensure your oven is able to reach a high temperature required for baking bread.
Activating your starter flakes is the first step. Allow for up to 24 hours before an active starter is achieved. Follow the instructions here.
Once your starter is active you may proceed to Part 2 (below) to begin making your gluten-free sourdough bread.
Once you have an active starter, you can begin making your first loaf of sourdough! Allow for 24 hours from start to finish - recipe here.
If you’re not quite ready to make bread, you can pop the starter in the fridge in an air tight jar. It can be stored for up to 2 weeks before needing another feed.