Sourdough September shenanigans

It’s the Real Bread Campaign’s annual, international floury fiesta celebrating that life’s sweeter with sourdough, and here’s a taste of what’s happening in London.

Wood-fired sourdough pizza. CC0 public domain

Picture: Wood-fired sourdough pizza. CC0 public domain

Published: 6 Sep 2018

What’s on

During #SourdoughSeptember, bakeries, baking schools, pizzerias, mills and others run sourdough classes, feasts, tasting and more. London highlights this year include:

11 Yeast In The East, The Bread Companion, Leyton
14 Sourdough starter giveaway, East Sheen Microbakery, Roehampton
15 Sourdough making masterclass, Modern Baker and Planet Organic, Bayswater
19 Sourdough pizza making, Sodo, Bethnal Green
30 Sourdough bread making masterclass with Tomek Mossakowski, Made In Hackney (Urban Food Fortnight event)

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A baker’s dozen

London is blessed with many great Real Bread bakeries and microbakeries. Here are just 13 of those that craft genuine sourdough and also support the Real Bread Campaign.

  • Better Health Bakery, Haggerston E8
  • Bread Ahead, Southwark SE1
  • Bread Bread, Brixton    SE24
  • Brick House, East Dulwich SE22
  • E5 Bakehouse, London Fields E8
  • Holtwhites Bakery, Enfield EN2
  • Kennington Bakery, Kennington SE11
  • Ma Baker, Fulham SW6
  • TODAY, Walthamstow E17
  • Wapping Sourdough, Wapping E1W

Many of them sell their Real Bread at various locations. Find details of these and more on The Real Bread Finder map.

What it’s all about

The Real Bread Campaign created #SourdoughSeptember in 2013 to:

YOUR dough is kneaded

The only money the charity Sustain receives to run #SourdoughSeptember, and the rest of the Real Bread Campaign’s work, is from doughnations and annual supporter payments.

In return, Real Bread Campaign supporters benefit from the quarterly True Loaf magazine and hundreds of discounts on baking classes, ingredients, equipment and more.