Here I will be sharing peoples reviews and feedback, I hope you like reading their words…
“Getting my head around sourdough was quite daunting, until I met Elaine. She not only held my hand through each step but made me so confident to go further on this journey. Elaine’s book is truly a must have for everyone’s kitchen. So many beautiful recipes that work and that are creative. Do yourself a favour and let her hold your hand through this. It’s worth every bite!”
Joudie Kalla, author of ‘Palestine on a Plate’ and ‘Baladi’
“It is such a pleasure to write about Elaine Boddy’s second cookbook, The Sourdough Whisperer…
First of all, I love the title and find it perfect to describe her. In this cookbook, Elaine goes back to basics. You will work with easily accessible flour, and explore all possibilities for bread baking using your home-made starter.
Once again, Elaine reaches her goal of simplifying all steps, refusing to follow the rigid path that most cookbooks insist on.
Can you bake bread in different shapes?
Can you use a starter that has been sitting for days and seems quite dormant?
Can you adapt all timings to suit your schedule, no matter how busy and hectic it might be?
Thanks to Elaine, the answer to all those questions is a very enthusiastic YES, and as you read her book and follow her recipes you will realize that the key is to keep it all simple.
You won’t have to spend a lot of time calculating hydration levels, you won’t have to deal with sourdough discard, you won’t have to heat your oven for an hour before baking your bread.
All the rigid rules are gone.
Thanks to The Sourdough Whisperer, a much more relaxed and pleasant stroll through the bread baking path is waiting for you…”
“It might sound ridiculous but I have always been scared of sourdough, fearful of not being able to get it right, worried it was too scientific and upset that I couldn’t just ‘make it’ like so many others seemed to.
In lockdown I decided to tackle my nemesis; slowly and gently I researched many different recipes, experimented with lots of expert advice and well tested methods. I just wish I had discovered Elaine and her recipes sooner. I love her reassuring and clear style and regularly dip into her book to try something different or to read her tips when my starter looks sad or my loaves are flatter than usual.
Elaine demystifies sourdough and is the perfect friend to have in the kitchen – I really hope we can bake and chat together in real life soon. “
Miranda Gore Browne, author of ‘Bake Me a Cake as Fast as You Can’ and ‘Biscuit’, Finalist on The Great British Bake Off