Sourdough September

Some sourdough loaves cooling

So what is Sourdough September??

This extract from the website of the Real Bread Campaign explains it all:

‘Since 2013, the ninth month of the year has when the Real Bread Campaign goes on a mission to help everyone discover that: life’s sweeter with sourdough!

The aims of #SourdoughSeptember are to:

  • Share the delicious delights of genuine sourdough
  • Encourage more people to bake genuine sourdough
  • Celebrate the small, independent bakeries that bake genuine sourdough

From 1-30 September, Real Bread bakers and other fermentalists worldwide are encouraged to organise their own local events and activities to help share sourdough secrets and demystify the delicious delights of the oldest way of raising a loaf.’

sourdough starter or leaven

So bakers from all over, encouraged by the Real Bread Campaign and Real Bread Ireland, are getting involved in sourdough events in various ways – workshops and classes, demonstrations and tasting events.

Here at ‘Blackthorn Breads’, our mini-micro-Saturday-bakery, we are, throughout September, giving away sourdough starter and a recipe sheet to get you started on baking your own sourdough loaf (in the belief and hope, of course, that regular customers won’t stop coming to the shop to buy ours!)

Alternatively, just call in on a Saturday to take a look at our range of loaves – sourdough and yeasted.