Sourdough

Many of today’s consumers look for traditional products made out of natural, clean-label ingredients. When it comes to baked goods in particular, quality, taste and freshness are key factors in purchasing decisions.

Puratos’ leading Sourdoughs allow you to produce fresh, tasty and high-quality bread products easily and quickly. Increasing productivity, enhancing aromas and expanding product possibilities, our sourdough range provides satisfaction and convenience for consumers, bakers and industrials alike.   

Now we at Puratos Australia & New Zealand are busy launching a range of living sourdoughs made in Melbourne, with local flour's grown here in Australia, by farmers who practice regenerative agriculture techniques.

Each sourdough has a unique flavour profile and is and is nutrient dense, with  high fibre and protein content.  In addition, the wheat and wholemeal rye flours have single origin, making it possible for consumers to know where it is grown, the farmers, and to appreciate the positive impact on the health and environment of local farming communities. 

What is sourdough and how is it used in bread?

Sourdough is a natural leavening ingredient consisting of flour and water. Also known as bread starter, levain, masa madre, lievito naturale or Sauerteig, sourdough gives baked products their structure and taste. Micro-organisms within the sourdough use the starch and minerals found in flour to ferment and increase the volume of bread, while organic molecules create the flavours.

Originating in ancient Egypt, sourdough methods and recipes were passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. It remained the principal form of leavening until the Middle Ages, and is still a popular bread option today.

What are the advantages of using sourdough?

Sourdough offers a natural form of leavening that enhances the taste and nutritional value of baked bread products. In this way, it satisfies the demands of customers looking for tasty, healthy breads made from natural ingredients. Sourdough also enables bakers to vary their breads, as different types of sourdough bring out different product qualities.

At Puratos, we believe that the future of bread lies in its past. Over the years we’ve developed expertise in natural fermentation and knowledge of baking cultures from all over the world. Drawing on this knowledge, we’ve created Sapore – a range of natural bakery sourdoughs that provide consistent quality, convenience and exceptional diverse flavours.

Sourdough

Products

O-tentic Durum

Bakery mixes, Sourdough

O-tentic, is the start of all your exceptional breads with just 4 ingredients: flour, water, salt and O-tentic. Just as in the past.

Softgrain 5 CL

Sourdough

Sapore Softgrain Multigrain is a blend of pre-soaked grains enrobed with a mild rye dark fermentation flavour

Sapore Traviata

Sourdough

Sapore Traviata is a mild rye sourdough in powder form, designed for French and Italian style breads.

Softgrain Sprouted Rye CL

Sourdough

Softgrain Sprouted Rye CL is a ready-to-use cooked (sprouted and fermented) rye infused with sourdough.

Sapore Attila Tempo

Sourdough

Sapore Attila Tempo is an inactive stabilised liquid wholemeal rye sourdough. It is based on the traditional French sourdough and has a German influence of sour and fruity notes.

Sapore Alcina

Sourdough

Sapore Alcina is a living wheat based sourdough.

Sapore Oracolo

Bakery, Sourdough

Sapore Oracolo is a liquid active wholemeal rye sourdough for wheat & rye breads, laminated items and pizzas. It is designed designed for any kind of 'old fashioned' French sourdough bread with German sourdough fruity and sour notes.

Sapore Daphne Tempo

Bakery, Sourdough

Sapore Daphne is a wheat-based liquid sourdough inspired by the iconic sourdoughs of San Francisco. With a balanced acidity and slightly floral notes. Use at higher levels for more pronounced acidity. Perfectly compliments a wide range of baked goods.

Sapore Rigoletto

Sourdough

Sapore Rigoletto is a wheat sponge in powder form with a toasted flavour profile.

Center For Bread Flavour

Located in St. Vith, Belgium, the Center For Bread Flavour gives customers, scientists and Puratos employees the chance to share their passion for bread and best practice in achieving perfect flavours. It is also home to our famous Sourdough Library.

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