Crumb's unique starter is the key ingredient to make perfect sourdough bread, time and time again.
NOTE: If the starter is a gift please be aware the starter needs to be refrigerated within 7 days and fed within 14 days. To arrange your preferred delivery date please email us via the 'ask seller' button and we will arrange dispatch accordingly.
Sourdough starters are notoriously tricky and time consuming to make from scratch. Our starter, which has been the basis of brilliant sourdough loaves for over two decades, takes all the guesswork and legwork out of the process so you can hit the ground running.
Delivered in its own lidded bowl, which will be its permanent home, the starter is ready to go from the outset. It will live in your fridge, and with a little care will last forever. The kit also comes with flour for its first feed and detailed instructions.
It can be used with any combination of flours to make whatever variety of sourdough bread you desire.
Because this is a 'dough style' starter rather than a 'liquid' starter, you do not need to prime it before use, which makes baking far simpler.
Sourdough starters are traditionally given names, and we call ours the London Leavening Standard - a nod to its Fleet St origins.
We offer a fully personalised gift note service. Your personal message will be printed on 250gsm ivory card and included with the starter.