In Modern Sourdough, Michelle Eshkeri reveals how mastering the art of sourdough baking can open up a world of sweet and savoury treats at home.
Michelle opened Margot Bakery in a shop in East Finchley, London in 2016. An instant hit, it became an experiment in pushing the boundaries of what a local bakery could be, by specialising in sourdough leavened pastries and sweet doughs alongside more traditional breads.
Bringing together over 100 mouth-watering recipes inspired by Michelle’s heritage, Modern Sourdough expands our understanding of this ancient baking technique. Featuring a step-by-step guide to making a sourdough starter, as well as methods for folding, shaping, scoring and baking, it demonstrates how you too can make Margot signature loaves, as well as naturally-leavened pizzas, challah, focaccia, French pastries, brioche and babka.
Covering bread, cakes, buns, savoury bakes and store cupboard wonders, plus a selection of non-sourdough favourites from the bakery, these are recipes you’ll want to make again and again.
About the Author
Michelle Eshkeri opened Margot Bakery in a shop in East Finchley, London in 2016. Believing that the bread she baked at home, one loaf at a time, would also be enjoyed by friends and neighbors. It has developed into a center of community life and a place to buy wonderful bread and pastries, where everything is produced on site. There isn’t a night shift, so the bread, pastries and cakes fill the counter and the shelves throughout the day. With a menu guided by what they are excited about; customer favorites, festivals, celebrations and seasonal produce. Using seeds, whole grains and a long fermentation process to make full-flavored, nutritious and delicious bread.
‘Michelle Eshkeri’s book Modern Sourdough gives a perfect balance with easy home-style recipes and more invitingly complex challenges, just what every budding baker is looking for. Recipes are well thought out, clear and easy to follow, and will get you on the road to sourdough brilliance in no time.’—Dan Lepard, author of Short and Sweet