The Sourdough Baking Group
This site was originally created to provide support to users of the Sourdough Bakers FB group and anyone else who has an interest in baking with wild yeast.
You will find all the basic info you need as well as tips from the experts on a range of related subjects and a range of recipes for beginners right to the more advanced.
The Sourdough Baking Group is run by a dedicated team all of whom enjoy baking, and who understand the passion and addictive nature of baking with sourdough.
We are always adding new content and recipes, so we hope you visit often.
This is also the support site for our Sourdough Facebook group which is full of further support and inspiration from other sourdough enthusiasts. Please feel free to join us there.
If you found us through Facebook, then welcome, we hope you find this a good additional resource !
Founder of the FB 100% Sourdough Group
I love sourdough! I love to make it, I love to eat it, and I love to share it. But when I first started making it, I found it to be a bit of a challenge. Despite all the directions posted on websites, my initial attempts did not produce the perfect boules that were pictured on so many sites.
I eventually did learn to make sourdough and it has become part of my life. I make it several times a week and it’s what my wife and I eat for bread every day.
I love to share my bread, but I also love to share my experiences with making it and with learning to make it. This is why I started the Facebook Sourdough Baking Group. I want others to learn. I want them to know that, despite early failures, it can be done. And this is why we started this website–so that we can share the joy and fun of making sourdough bread.
When I’m not baking sourdough bread, I like to cook other things. Most days I’m usually in the kitchen cooking for my wife or experimenting with new recipes. I try to avoid anything that comes in a box or a can and cook from fresh ingredients whenever possible.
I grew up in Kansas, went to graduate school in Iowa, and now live in a small town in Northeast Florida, USA, with my wife and three dogs.
I am not a professional baker, but I do love cooking and baking and trying foods from around the world. I’ve been doing both since I was very young. I have travelled extensively, lived in the Caribbean, New York, and now, middle England.
Compared to many, I am a relative newcomer to sourdough baking. I find it a relaxing pastime so don’t take it all too seriously. I rarely use a recipe for bread generally preferring to follow the principles and proven ingredient ratios.
Like many others, I wish I had time to bake more often. Every loaf is a learning experience and I don’t think you ever stop learning.
In life, my main area of expertise is designing and developing websites which I have been doing for over 20 years. We all hope you all find this website helpful.
For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed baking. There’s something special about taking simple ingredients and creating wholesome and tasty breads and pastries.
For a short period some years ago, I turned this love of creating into a small business, and introduced a French public to traditional English baking.
Now, aside from commercial baking, the pleasure comes from seeing family and friends enjoying home produced fare in a convivial atmosphere. I enjoy experimenting with new (to me) recipes. Adapting them to suit the occasion.
Away from the ‘fournil’ I am a historian and genealogist, helping people around the world to understand their family history, and the heritage of the places they lived. I build specialised websites to help families preserve those histories.
Our colleague Becki is one of the original FB Group admins. We look forward to continuing to work with her on the FB Group.
She’s enjoyed several decades of baking experience, having provided desserts and breads for her small church’s monthly potluck meals. She became interested in sourdough in 2015 during a particularly stressful time in her life.
Becki enjoys the contemplative, peaceful process of gently stretching and folding dough, and the sanity-saving distraction of learning something new, it helped provide a necessary respite. You can find out more about Becki’s baking at Becki’s Baked Blessings.