Exploring creativity at home – We’re asking questions about how to make things, add a creative touch and be inspired when away from the office, studio or engaging with people. What made you decide to bake Sourdough bread? Having been stuck in lock down and itching to make something – Sourdough bread was an obvious go too. It takes time and requires attention. So after a few YouTube searches I found some great tutorials and gave it a try. How long does it take you? My starter took a lot longer to come to life. The average recommended time is 7 – 10 days but mine only worked at around two weeks. Have you always baked. No How easy is it? I would say it takes some practice – I only managed a winning loaf on my 3rd attempt. The dough prep is approx 3+ hours long, so depending when you start and when you want your loaf will also play a roll. What advice do you have for anyone wanting to try? Start with a small loaf in a casserole pot / dutch oven. This way you won’t waste ingredients or have a large dud loaf. I would highly recommend watching these videos: Sourdough Masterclass ( Easy to follow starter guide) Avoid mistakes – Sourdough for beginners Was it worth it? So worth it – I have new appreciation for bakers and it’s such a satisfying feeling and the taste is amazing! This is a very useful recipe breakdown here: -Sourdough Recipe- Flour (1000 grams total) 770 grams of water (77% hydration) 150 grams of starter- (15%) 20 grams of salt (2%) Jarrad is Co-Owner and Managing Director of Dark Horse – See his latest design piece here – Perfect for table setting.