A companion volume to the bestselling THE SOURDOUGH SCHOOL focusing on sweet recipes that are not only delicious but also gut-friendly.
'It is impossible to read this book without wanting to scuttle off into the kitchen.' Nigella Lawson
THE SOURDOUGH SCHOOL: SWEET BAKING is an indispensible guide to exploring the techniques and ingredients involved in successful sweet sourdough baking. A companion to the bestselling THE SOURDOUGH SCHOOL, it focuses on sweet recipes that are gut-friendly and rely on natural sweetness where possible.
Classic recipes and new ideas for flavour combinations offer bakers an alternative method of baking cakes, tarts, biscuits, doughnuts, brioche, pretzels - nothing is off limits. If it rises, it can be made with sourdough. Also featured are recipes for compotes and syrups to accompany your bakes.
Vanessa also explains how sourdough helps to maintain the health and diversity of your gut microbiome, which in turn improves mental health. New studies are unveiling links between the microorganisms in our gut and our mood and behaviour, and Vanessa is at the forefront of this research.
'Britain's queen of sourdough.' - Telegraph 'Vanessa Kimbell wants to change the bread we eat, one loaf at a time. She's the real deal: a total inspiration.' - Diana Henry
'Just five years ago if someone said to you that they were writing a book about sourdough bread and mental health you would have thought they needed psychiatric help. Today nobody is laughing as the latest science tells us that microbes are the key link between food and the health of our mind and bodies.' - Tim Spector, author of The Diet Myth
Vanessa Kimbell runs The Sourdough School in Northamptonshire, where she teaches sourdough breadmaking and baking classes to students from around the world. A regular BBC radio journalist in the UK, she is a third generation baker of Italian descent and trained in several French bakeries.
Instagram: @vanessakimbell @sourdoughschool