This book is going to banish every prejudice you have about sourdough, including the myths that sourdough is time-consuming, difficult to make and elitist. It is a foolproof guide for busy people who think they do not have time to make sourdough.
There are many reasons why people bake sourdough: it is easier to digest, more nutritious and absolutely delicious. However, it has a reputation for being tricky and time-consuming. The traditional beautiful boule is iconic, but it is demanding, and most people do not have the skills or time to makes bread like this, especially during the working week.
This book is about making sourdough that fits in with real life: how to incorporate that long, slow fermentation into everyday bakes with just 10 minutes of active work, so that people can actually bake and enjoy the most delicious bread in the world.
10-Minute Sourdough follows a year of recipes at the Sourdough School. The academic year starts in the autumn with the new harvest. The recipes include tin loaves, cakes, focaccia-style loaves that make delicious suppers and simple pizza, as well as several celebration recipes.
The book includes observations about each recipe, and thoughts about the seasonal ingredients.
Each recipe can be made over 36 hours but with just 10 minutes’ actual work in total (excluding baking time).
10-Minute Sourdough makes baking sourdough simple, easy and appealing.
‘Fast to make, slow to ferment: how to fit baking nourishing, delicious and wholesome sourdough into everyday life’ – Dr Michael Mosley
Vanessa Kimbell owns the Sourdough School in Northamptonshire and the Sourdough Club, where she teaches sourdough bread-making and baking classes to students from around the world, in person and online.
She is a best-selling author and has almost 250,000 followers on social media on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
10 Minute Sourdough accompanies Vanessa’s other Sourdough School recipe books, The Sourdough School and The Sourdough School Sweet Baking: Nourishing The Gut & The Mind.
Please note: to enable Vanessa to sign her book for you, she has had printed Sourdough School book plates, which she personally signs and then places loose in your book for you to secure.