Solveig recipe


Bournemouth, United Kingdom


Liquid Flour Other

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Since 2013

I love the taste and texture of sourdough. I wanted to challenge myself to make my own starter and learn the craft. There's so much to learn and endless possibilities! It's also healthier than other breads and so intriguing to work with, so forgiving. I also love the way I can make sourdough look so beautiful. When my students pull their loaves from the oven I love the look of joy on their faces


In my warm kitchen my starter will peak 5 hours after feeding, she then smells sweet and fruity of apples and banana, caramel even, resulting in beautiful mildly acidic loaves. About 12 hours after feeding her aroma and taste are more vinegary, still floats, very deep complex fruityflavours and makes gorgeous sour rye loaves. I feed her consistently and she behaves consistently most of the time.

Taste & flavour

Solveig top shot
Solveig jar shot
Solveig rising shot


Starting ingredients

  • 34% Starter
  • 68% Water
  • 80% White flour
  • 20% Wholemeal spelt
  • 2% Salt

Feeding ingredients

  • 50% Water
  • 50% White flour
Feed by doubling amount of starter. First add water.
50% Water
Mix in white flour.
50% White flour

Working method

To make my basic Sourdough Bread I start by add the ripe starter to a bowl.
34% Starter
Then I add warm water, about 27 degrees celcius.
68% Water
Add white bread flour.
80% White flour
Add wholemeal spelt flour.
20% Wholemeal spelt
Add salt. Mix everything.
2% Salt


Norwegian Cinnamon & Cardamom Buns

Traditional with white flour, butter, milk, starter,sugar
Solveig Norwegian Cinnamon & Cardamom Buns first overview
Solveig Norwegian Cinnamon & Cardamom Buns second overview

Beetroot Sourdough

Bread with roasted mashed beetroot.
Solveig Beetroot Sourdough first overview
Solveig Beetroot Sourdough second overview
Solveig Beetroot Sourdough first slice

Pitta bread

White bread flour/all purpose flour mix. Water, salt, sugar
Solveig Pitta bread first overview
Solveig Pitta bread second overview

Chocolate sourdough

White flour, starter, water, honey, salt, cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips.
Solveig Chocolate sourdough first overview
Solveig Chocolate sourdough second overview

Norwegian Sourdough Waffles

Flour, milk, eggs, butter, cardamom, salt, sugar, starter
Solveig Norwegian Sourdough Waffles first overview
Solveig Norwegian Sourdough Waffles second overview

Sourdough with seeds

White bread flour 80%, whole meal wheat 20%, water 68%, starter 30%, salt 2 %, poppy, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
Solveig Sourdough with seeds  first overview

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