31st August 2022
31st August 2022
Since 2013, Sourdough September has been on a mission to spread the word of the wonders of sourdough bread.
The month-long campaign also aims to encourage more people to bake genuine sourdough, help them say no to ‘sourfaux’ and encourage individuals to join the Real Bread Campaign.
In its simplest form, sourdough is made using just three ingredients. Throughout September, you’re encouraged to revel in the crafting of flour, water and salt into a delicious moreish real bread! Using the ‘power of three’, novice bakers and experienced artisans alike can exploit the yeasts and bacteria naturally present in flour to create a sourdough starter culture – this is where the magic happens, and the dough rises!
Making sourdough is easy. By using your loaf and following the recipe below, courtesy of Paul Hollywood’s book: How To Bake, you can get involved in this tasty celebration of real bread!
375g/13oz Strong White Flour, plus extra for dusting
250g/90z Sourdough Starter
130-175ml/4-6fl oz Tepid Water
Olive Oil for Kneading
To find out how to make your own Sourdough Starter, click on this recipe from Paul Hollywood’s How to Bake book: paulhollywood.com/sourdough-starter
The Pantiles is host to a range of restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs that champion sourdough. Why not try some of these offerings during Sourdough September:
Vintry Pizza: Woodfired Sourdough Pizzas – check out their pizza of the day!
Framptons: Cherry Tomato Bruschetta – made with caramelised onion and sourdough
Sankeys: Cornish Cock Crab Salad – dressed salad, mayonnaise and sourdough
Hattons: Poached Eggs on Sourdough – free range poached eggs served on sourdough with the option of smoked bacon, herbed sausage, field mushrooms and herbed tomatoes
Sourdough September is celebrated by thousands of people around the world, posting pictures of sourdough they have baked or brought. You can join in this celebration by doing the same! Simply post your loaves using the hashtags #wearerealbread, #sourdoughselfie and #sourdoughseptember.
You can also send your pictures to The Real Bread Campaign at: