Sourdough Bread Baking Kit with 2 starters
Everything you need to start making fabulous sourdough bread at home. Included is a round banneton (baker's proving basket), a dough scraper, instructions on how to care for you starter, sourdough baking information and and sourdough bread recipes as well as a sourdough pizza recipe. I will also include two of my wild yeast sourdough starters - a stronger tasting starter (choose from the following: San Francisco or Westphalia) and a milder starter (Dorset, Berkshire, Oxfordshire or Egyptian) or Rye. Please specify which ones you would like me to include. (You can do so either as you check out on Paypal or by sending me a message through this website.) If the baking kit is a present, I can gift-wrap it for you - just let me know. Also, I can dehydrate the starters before including them in the kit so that they don't need to be refrigerated after you receive them. Full instructions on how to reactivate them will then be included.
I stock the superb wood pulp bannetons made in Germany by the Ernst Birnbaum Company who have been producing bannetons for almost 100 years. The wood pulp bannetons are predominantly defibered conifer wood (spruce), so they are 100% pure and natural. They are much better suited for private individuals (home bakers) than cane bannetons for a number of reasons, not least because they afford much better heat absorption. Ecologically, this material is better than cane as spruce is locally available and renewable. While cane is also renewable, it has to be shipped thousands of miles to Europe.