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Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter

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R 75.00
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R 75.00
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We've been using our sourdough starter for the past 10 years in our bakery and now at Pont de Val to aerate thousands of loaves of breads and pizzas.  We call our starter Yeasty Boys because technically it consists of billions of microbes (yeasts and healthy bacteria) that ferment flour in a symbiotic relationship.  We keep it at 100% hydration, in other words equal parts flour and water, and feed it very regularly as part of our production process.

When purchasing our starter we will supply you with 50g of starter, but this can very quickly be scaled up to any volume you could possibly need.  We'll feed it just before dispatching so that when you received it you'll need to only feed it once before being able to bake with it.

Instructions included with the product, however to learn exactly how to bake sourdough bread we recommend attending our Sourdough Workshop in person or the Sourdough Virtual Workshop.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Dr Sanet Van Wyk
Sanet's review

Strong starter. I was 'in a hurry' to start baking and didn't want to go through the process of making my own starter. This starter was just amazing. I loved watching it 'bubble up'. It was definitely worth purchasing it, rather than start my own from scratch. Thank you.

Dominic Albrecht

Speedy delivery, with good price for a tasty product!

Amanda Meintjes

Much easier and reliable than trying to start your own from scratch and I love that this specific starter is so old. Much more reliable and easier to keep alive than younger ones I've tried. Also very cheap, considering how much other sourdough starters cost in South Africa. Mine is very active and I've noticed "activity" after a feeding a lot quicker than others I've tried. I'm no expert with sourdough, but it's very easy to care for this one and to bake with it

Ludovico Sanges

Good starting product. I am keeping it alive. Baking every week when I refresh the yeast

Starter makes yummy bread

This starter has worked well for me, making a delicious loaf. Recommend to all those who don't want to, or don;t know how to start their own starter. What I also liked was that it was ready to use after one feed, and not a dried out one.

Thank you Janis, glad you are satisfied