If I could make this happen, everyone can

This is how I like to encourage everyone at the beginning of their journey with sourdough baking

I started baking sourdough some 3 years ago inspired by a friend. Failed a few times, then started to get decent loaves, and continued to improve. To a point where I can’t imagine buying bread again.

Baking bakery-quality sourdough at home takes some practice and patience. BUT it is totally achievable.

Trust yourself and give it a go!

Want to learn how to make your own sourdough starter and bread?

Sourdough starter guide. This can be a great starting point to those of you planning to make a sourdough starter from scratch. But also useful to those having a sourdough starter already and looking to understand more about its maintenance and how to increase its activity. I have included around 20 of the most common questions (and of course the answers) I usually receive from my community on social media.

Sourdough bread making guide. My tried & tested recipe and schedule that I always go back to when I am not in the mood for experimenting. This comes with step by step instructions, including explanations on why adjustment is crucial to successful bakes. I have also included the most common questions I do get, and their answers.

I’m Andra and I love sourdough bread

My love for bread was inspired early on by my Romanian grandmother. As a toddler I spent many mornings on her bread shop counter, right next to the steamy loaves. I was only 3 years old and to this day the memory is as fresh in my mind as the freshly baked bread enjoyed by my grandmother’s entire village.

In Romania, back then, having fresh bread every morning was unfortunately not something everyone had access to, but we were lucky. I was lucky and it’s something I will be forever grateful for.

My sourdough journey started much later, only 3 years ago, by chance. I was in my friend’s kitchen when she baked one of her first sourdough loaves and that for me was the moment of realisation. I realised that making great bread at home is something achievable, I was amazed how this extraordinary thing can come out of two hands and 3 ingredients. So I got some of my friend’s starter and this is how it all began.

More than 1000 loaves later, here I am, still baking and hoping my story and my experience as a self taught home baker will inspire and help some of you.

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