As you get more into your sourdough journey, you might want fancy up your sourdough making. Here are 10 Fancy Sourdough Accessories that are must haves in my eyes. I love to romanticize anything I do by purchasing useful things in a “fancier or prettier” version and these do it for me in that department. When things are a aesthetically pleasing I enjoy them that much more. If you are the same way and want to pretty-fy your sourdough set up, then you will enjoy these suggestions.
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- A Dough Whisk : If you have tried to mix your sourdough with a standard whisk, then you know how it gets all stuck inside of it and maybe you have even broken your whisk due to this. A dough whisk is built to keep the dough in the bowl and not flying everywhere. It’s more effective at mixing than a standard whisk, and so much easier to clean too.
- This Black Walnut Dough Whisk is my personal favorite. The rich color of the walnut, the gold detail, and the mixed metals are just perfection.
- This beechwood dough whisk is a beautiful light wood. That would compliment a bright and airy kitchen.
- This customizable dough whisk would make a great gift for a sourdough enthusiast in your life.
2. A bread lame : Bread lames feel like a special sourdough accessory, as they are such a traditional sourdough tool. Used to score the bread to give it room to rise and to make pretty designs. A bread lame will have you feeling like a skilled sourdough maker in no time.
- This black walnut Bread Lame is in my collection. Again, with the rich color of the walnut , the gold details, and mixed metals. It’s timeless.
- This round wood bread lame is great for comfort, it is easy to hold and keep a steady grip. The carved designs on them are beautiful too.
- This customizable bread lame is a light wood color that can be customized with a name, making it a great gift.
3. An heirloom style dutch oven : A cast iron heirloom style dutch oven is every sourdough bakers dream.
- This Finex Cast Iron dutch oven, we love the Finex brand – the detailed spiral handles, the quality, and they cook beautifully.
- This Field Company Cast Iron Dutch Oven is more simple in style but just as timeless, high quality , and lighter in weight.
- This Challenger Bread Pan is a one of a kind cast iron. Invented by a bread baker and produces better than dutch oven results. A must for a bread bakers collection.
4. Proofing Baskets : Also known as a banneton, this basket essentially is a place for the bread dough to rest. It helps it to maintain its shape while fermenting and can even give it that artisan sourdough look.
- This 9″ round banneton set is a great price and I like the fact that you can make two loaves at once.
- This oval banneton is nice for baking the longer style loaves. Which are great for avo toast.
- This baguette banneton is on my wishlist! We love baguettes, especially for bruschetta!
5. Bench Scrapers : Used to cut, measure, and handle dough. This makes it easier to cook multiple loaves at once, make recipes such as biscuits. Some even double as bowl scrapers!
- This black walnut bench scraper is stainless steel with a beautiful wood handle.
- This handmade bench scraper is dual purpose, the rounded side can be used as a bowl scraper.
- This handcrafted bench scraper has three size options and wood options.
6. Sourdough Starter Jars, obviously you can use any jar. But having a jar with a wider mouth just makes things easier. Here are a few options.
- These Weck Tulip Jars are my personal favorite. The wide mouth makes it easy to feed and the bellied bottom allows me to keep a big starter if needed.
- This Clamp Jar is a nice option that I see a lot of bakers use.
- This wide mouth mason jar is easy to find and makes stirring easy when feeding.
7. A Spatula makes it easy to scrape down the sides and stir your starter. Not a must have, but a nice to have.
- This blender spatula is sturdy and really helpful for scraping down the sides.
- This jar scraper spatula is more aesthetically pleasing.
- This olive wood stirring spatula is beautiful and my personal favorite.
8. Wide Mouth Funnel is great if you’re a messy baker. I tend to get flour everywhere, this really helps me to get the flour into the jar without making a big mess while I am feeding my starter. Plus, it comes in handing for so many other kitchen needs.
- This stainless steel wide mouth funnel is the one I have. I like that it’s non-toxic and I don’t have to worry about it cracking.
- This wide mouth funnel is a good one if you prefer plastic.
- This silicone wide mouth funnel stores flat, making it a great space saver.
9. A Bread Bag for storing the beautiful loaves you make. If they last long enough to store. Would make a great gift as well.
These linen bread bags are simple in style with a draw string close.
These linen bread bags are beautiful and come in different patterns.
These organic cotton bento bags are another great option for storing your sourdough creations.
10. Linen towel tea towel bowl cover for a plastic free approach to proofing. I prefer plastic not touch my food and this a great eco-friendly option.
This bakers couche is a traditional way of covering your loaf while it proofs.
These linen bowl covers are cute, you can buy them in a set or individually for the sizes you need.
This beautiful bowl cover is embroidered with a beautiful design and you can choose sizing on it as well.
If you need a sourdough starter, here are some options from some of my favorite small businesses and ones you can grab on Amazon too! These are dehydrated starters which are super easy to rehydrate and get going. :
This Organic Sourdough Starter from the Sourdough Sisterhood
This Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter from Cultures for Health
This Gluten Free Sourdough Starter from Cultures of Health
This San Fransisco Style Sourdough Starter from Cultures of Health
This Sourdough Starter from Ballerina Farm
This Sourdough Starter from Homestead and Chill
A couple more options you can gift :
Lastly, some good Sourdough Cook Books :
This Artisan Sourdough Made Simple cook book has almost 3,500 – 5 star reviews.
This Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking cook book is perfect for Gluten-Free bakers.
This Einkorn Recipes cook book has sourdough recipes and more. We use einkorn for our flour and love this book!