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Sourdough Mate

Basic Sourdough Starter Kit

Basic Sourdough Starter Kit

Regular price $54.00 USD
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For an all-in-one beginners kit, upgrade to our Complete Starter Kits

The Basic Starter Bread Kit is our budget-friendly bundle. Made for bakers who want to locally source their own flours but need all the basic tools & our active starter. 

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 via our

With access to our Bread Kit Guide & online support we'll make sure you succeed!

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

What’s in this 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!)

Banneton Size (internal measurements) & Dough Capacity:

Cane Oval 850g: 22cm length x 14cm width x 8cm height (holds up to 850g dough)

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

Cane Oval 1.2kg: 28cm length x 14cm width x 9cm height internal (holds up to 1.2kg dough)

Cane Round 800g: 18cm diameter x 8cm deep internal (holds up to 800g dough)

Cane Round 950g: 20cm diameter x 7cm deep internal (holds up to 950g dough)

Cane Round 1.2kg: 22.5cm diameter x 8cm deep internal (holds up to 1.2kg dough)

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

Wood Pulp Spiral Round 850g: 180mm diameter x 70mm deep internal (holds up to 850g)

Wood Pulp Spiral Oval 850g: 230mm length x 120mm width x 70mm height (holds up to 850g)

Wood Pulp Spiral Oval 1.2kg: 290mm length x 130mm width x 70mm height (holds up to 1.2kg)

Wood Pulp Waffle Oval 1.4kg: 310mm length x 135mm width x 70mm height (holds up to 1.4kg)

Wood Pulp Waffle Round 1.4kg: 220mm diameter x 65mm deep internal (holds up to 1.4kg)


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.

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.

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



Shipping & Returns

Christmas Order Cut-off Dates

To ensure you receive your items before Christmas, our advice is to get your orders in as early as possible or by the cut-off dates below:

NB: Dates provided are for metro areas only, please allow more time if you live outside a metro area. If unsure, please use Express Post option. 

Western Australia & Northern Territory: Sunday 10th December 2023.

All Other States (VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS): 15th December 2023. 


$5 Flate Rate Standard Shipping within Australia, free if you spend over $150, use code: FREESHIP. Excludes bulky & large items.

Dispatch and delivery times - Orders are processed as quickly as possible, sometimes within 2 days of order placement, and can take up to 3-8 business days thereafter.

Express shipping available only within Australia at $15. Excludes bulky items. 

As a guide we rely on estimated delivery times and updates provided by Australia Post for Parcel Post - see current transit times.

Please be aware, significant delays which are beyond our control may affect delivery times from time to time.  This may occur during holiday seasons & sale periods. Thank you for your understanding. 




International shipping will be calculated at check out before payment screen & is based on weight, with a maximum order weight of 4kg per order.
We ship to: Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Canada, United States, & all European countries. 
Please email with your quantities and we will provide you with a custom international shipping quote.  
Dispatch and delivery times for international orders are processed as quickly as possible and usually take 10-14 business days for delivery depending on your destination.
All products are sold on a Delivery Duty unpaid basis. The recipient may have to pay import duty or a formal customs entry fee prior to or on receipt. Additional taxes, fees or levies may apply according to local legislation and customers are required to check these details before placing any orders for international shipping. Please note, many countries have specific import restrictions on certain products or materials and it is the responsibility of the customer to check local customs regulations before placing an order for shipping outside Australia.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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.

Tanya Davey
Perfect sourdough

I purchased the sourdough mate starter kit after attempting (and failing miserably) to do it myself. Seriously, this was the best decision I have ever made. Each loaf I've made with the kit so far has been perfect! I have to make at least 2 loaves at a time because the kids take care of one full loaf straight out of the oven.

Great place to start

This kit helped me get up and running with making my own sourdough and didn't include a bunch of items I didn't need. Everything is good quality and the online resources are very helpful. Fast delivery.

Tom Rattigan
Home made sourdough!

My kit was bought as a gift. I have failed too may times trying to make my own starter but this kit was amazing with a very strong starter. I am now baking fresh sourdough twice a week!

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