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Sourdough Mate

Basic Sourdough Starter Kit

Basic Sourdough Starter Kit

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If you’re looking for our beginner kits that include flour, upgrade to our Complete Starter Kits, now also available in Gluten-Free

The Basic Starter Bread Kit has all our favourite tools. Designed for beginner & intermediate bakers who want to locally source their own flours. 

We have included our incredibly active starter flakes, which can be revived within 24 hours, our natural cane proving banneton & quality tools you will use for years to come. With easy to follow written/video instructions you’re certain to succeed! But if you get into trouble, we’re here to help with our exclusive online support. 

See a recent review of our starter flakes by baking guru @nimcm on Instagram here

What's included in the kit?

1 x Cane Rattan or German Wood

Pulp Proving Banneton (select your shape/size)

1 x Sachet of Organic Sourdough Starter Flakes (with instructions)

1 x Bakers’ Lame with 5 x Replacement Blades
Danish Dough Whisk

1 x Plastic Half Moon Bowl Scraper by Loyal Australia (cream colour)

1 x Bread Kit Guide & Facebook Support Group (We have gone paperless!)

Dough capacity & internal dimensions

Cane Oval 800g:
Internal measurements: 22cm length x 13.5cm width x 8cm height (holds up to 800g dough)

Cane Oval 950g:
Internal measurements: 27cm length x 12cm width x 6.5cm height (holds up to 950g)

Cane Round 850g:
Internal measurements: 20cm diameter x 7cm height (holds up to 850g of dough)

Cane Round 1kg:
Internal measurements: 22.5cm diameter x 8cm height (holds up to 1kg-1.2kg of dough)

Upgrade to our professional grade wood pulp bannetons made for high hydration doughs that also require less dusting of flour.

Wood Pulp Round 850g: Approximate internal dimensions (DxH) 180mm x 70mm. Dough capacity up to 850g.

Wood Pulp Small Oval 850g: Approximate internal dimensions 230mm x 120mm x 70mm. Dough capacity up to 850g.

Wood Pulp Short Oval 950g: Approximate internal dimensions 230mm x 145mm x 80mm. Dough capacity up to 950g.

Wood Pulp Oval 1.2kg: Approximate internal dimensions 290mm x 130mm x 70mm. Dough capacity up to 1.2kg.

NB: Please check the internal measurements of your Dutch oven to ensure your finished dough will fit inside. 

Why use a Dutch oven?

Learning how to bake bread with enough steam in a domestic oven is the first challenge for a home baker when embarking on their bread journey. A Dutch oven, which is a pot made entirely of cast iron allows for enough heat & steam to replicate a commercial bread oven environment & so is the preferred method when making bread at home.

Our bread specific Dutch ovens are perfect for baking bread & gives perfect results every time. 

How it works

During the initial stages of baking, steam is released inside the chamber of a Dutch oven (sealed by a lid), this keeps the dough moist allowing the bread to develop a crispy, shiny crust and attain maximal volume.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Caitlin Goddard
Amazing Products

Bought this for a birthday present and it was beyond expectations! Great quality!
Love the bread knife. That was definitely worth adding onto the order too!

Shirley Maddock
Getting started with sourdough

Customer service was brilliant and responsive
Starter kit arrived within the first week
Loved the sustainable wrapping and instructions
However as a newbie i found it very frustrating to have to refer to my tablet for each instruction
I did try to print the main page but it cane back blank. While my starter is working brilliantly, I haven’t been able to get a loaf of bread but i will get there

Great for beginners

I found the instructions helpful 😊 was easy enough.

Fun new hobby

I got the basic sourdough set because I was having trouble getting my starter to rise which I did from scratch. Still struggling to get my starter to double every 8 hours even with the starter from here. But determined to make it work.

Hi Steph, that's no good it should be performing better than that. We'll post a new starter to you today. Please head over to our support group and post a photo of your starter & our team can do some trouble shooting.

Great quality!

Impressed with the quality of your products! Will make a great present for new novice home baker.

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