by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou
Many people are turning their backs on mass-produced, homogenized and bland bread in favour of something natural and nourishing. And what can be more natural than the way bread used to be made – with flour, water and care. Once you’ve mastered the sourdough ‘starter’ – the vigorous little mixture of flour and water that helps leaven the bread and develop flavour – you just need to mix a small amount of it with your other ingredients and you’re well on your way to a great-tasting fresh loaf. Top up the starter and you can keep it going for as long as you want.