Planning is the key to successful sourdough: I can’t emphasise it enough. Just five minutes of planning is the difference between bakers who make incredible loaves consistently and bakers who are a bit hit and miss. I recommend in my books that all sourdough bakers who want to improve should keep a record of each bake; it helps to build up a pattern, from which you can better understand how your sourdough behaves. Factors such as the kind of flour you use, the ambient temperature on the day, and the timings at each stage can all affect the outcome of the final loaf.
With this kit you can do just that – plan, schedule, record, analyse and taste.
It’s designed to be used with any sourdough recipe, not just my own, but also to accompany both The Sourdough School and The Sourdough School Sweet Baking recipe books, along with all the sourdough bread recipes on the Sourdough Club website.
1 x White Sourdough Starter card
1 x Chocolate Sourdough Starter card
13 x Loaf Schedule cards
13 x Loaf Record cards
13 x Flavour Wheel cards
It is not just about bread. Our philosophy as a business is to work with and support other artisan companies. The cards in this kit have been printed on FSC board and have been made for us by Thirsty’s, a small artisan British printing company and one of the last two beer-mat factories in the UK. We need to sustain and safeguard the skills of their small workforce. These things matter; the small decisions we make every day have a big impact and form our world.
With this kit you can:
- plan your bake with the Loaf Schedule
- keep a record of the specific details with the Sourdough Loaf Record
- analyse the flavour of each loaf with the Flavour Wheel to discover which bakes you enjoy the most
You can use the completed cards as a reference point, from which you can stand back and analyse your sourdough. The detailed notes can help you recalibrate your next bake, helping you to make any necessary adjustments to the timings and temperatures to improve your baking every time.
An invaluable gift for any sourdough baker.
I hope you enjoy using them or gifting them!
If you would like to learn how to bake sourdough online with Vanessa, please do come and join the Sourdough Club.
Loaf Record Kit REVIEWS via social media:
‘Vanessa! Thank you for the voice message and share! I’m loving your Flavor Wheel and Planning Kit so much as a tool – but also as ART! It’s beautifully designed and clearly well thought-out (baking time AND Slice time?! Expert level!) Artistically speaking, the texture of the mat paper is really unique to hold at this large scale: as if watercolor paper had a baby with a marshmallow. Delightful.’