Showdown Results for @justanotherloaf

Sourdough Starter Showdown results for: @justanotherloaf

Starter name:
Starter origin story:
The coronavirus hit in early 2020 and I was laid off from work. I love baking and have always enjoyed the aspects of yeast. To be honest, I had no idea what sourdough consisted of until I came across loafhacker’s live event series on YouTube. He was starting a sourdough starter from scratch. His cool video with his moving hands and no face intrigued me.. the videos were professional.. AND it was live.. a day by day! Started March 23, 2020… exactly 4 years from tomorrow! I’ve never looked back.
Unique qualities:
She had a bit of a slow start.. took me a few tries before she started to bubble and grow .. but slow and steady wins the race!
My starter likes/dislikes:
We have a mutual love relationship.. I feed her, talk to her and she loves me back with unending loaves of amazing bread. She’s never given me grief.
About the baker:
I live near Vancouver in Canada. I have 2 grown kids.. and 6 grandchildren.. I work full time and yet I bake a loaf every day. I’ve given away hundreds. It’s my love language.

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    An irresistible hybrid of intimate, uplifting memoir and mouthwatering cookbook, Breadsong recounts Kitty Tait's path from depressive withdrawal from the world to the healing power of baking loaves with her dad and setting up a bakery in their village, all accompanied by delicious recipes.

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  • Simpel Sourdough is driven by the passionate sourdough bakers, AnneSofie and Peter. Located at Fischers Plads in Viborg, Denmark, Simpel Sourdough is both a café and bakery. In addition to their delectable offerings, Simpel Sourdough also offers courses, including online options. The webshop is personally run by the owners themselves, and their tools are locally produced. The majority of their core products are handmade by the skilled craftsman, Jan. Since 2019, Simpel Sourdough has been helping both Danes and English speakers master the art of baking sourdough bread. It all began on YouTube with the channel "Simpel Surdej" and later "Simpel Sourdough." These channels still exist, offering a wealth of exciting learning and fun videos.

    Find @simpelsurdej on IG & join their 115k followers!
  • This all-in-one handbook shares her best tips, tricks and troubleshooting tools for showstopping sourdough success. With practical solutions to every obstacle―whether it’s a busy schedule, slow-to-grow starter or overproofed dough―Elaine proves that everyone can bake beautiful, delicious sourdough with confidence.

    Find @elaine_foodbod on IG & join her 86k followers!
  • A wall calendar featuring some of our favourite sourdough bakes, carefully selected to inspire you every month. Limited edition! Size is A4: 210 x 297 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)

    Each month on this wall calendar features a unique sourdough bread along with some basic information about the flour used and hydration level. The full recipe for each of the 14 breads is available at, including tips and tricks to help you make a successful sourdough bake.

    Sourdough Fever is all about bread ideas, baking tips and recipe inspiration. Go to to find out more!

    Find @gosia_sourdoughfever on IG & join her 78k followers!
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  • My name is Ilgin. I have had a love for cooking for as long as I can remember.

    I was born and raised in Turkey, in a very traditional Mediterranean household, which revolved around wholesome, natural, home-cooked food.

    My culinary passion led me to explore the world of sourdough baking so in January 2019 I set up 'Just Sourdough by Ilgin' in order to share my passion and enthusiasm and spread the sourdough love.

    In June 2021, I received the Bronze Award in the Enriched Sourdough category of the Scottish Bread Championships at the Royal Highland Show.

    I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as a Real Bread Campaign Ambassador in July 2021.

    I am also very honoured to have been asked to be the Sourdough Category Leader Judge at the World Bread Awards 2022.

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    Find @justsourdough on IG & join her 59k followers!
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    Find @roxanajullapat on IG & join her 58k followers!
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    In exquisite detail, Daniele walks you through every step of his master sourdough process, including guidelines on using time and temperature to your advantage for awe-inspiring bread every single time. He also breaks down all of the advanced methods you’ll need to be successful with a wide variety of creative breads, from ancient grain combos to two-tone doughs and more.

    Find @_breadcrumb on IG & join his 50k followers!
  • The updated, expanded and completely revised edition of the Real Bread Campaign's microbakery handbook. Whether starting a microbakery from their own kitchen, teaming up with neighbours to establish a Community Supported Bakery, or taking the next steps as their high street’s baker, this is the unique business guide is for the budding bready businessperson in your life.

    Find @realbreadcampaign on IG & join their 15k followers!