Mad Millie Sourdough Culture Sachets - Pack of 3 Mad Millie Sourdough Culture Sachets - Pack of 3

Mad Millie Sourdough Culture Sachets - Pack of 3

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Mad Millie Sourdough Culture Sachets - Pack of 3

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Product Features

  • 3 sachets of sourdough culture
  • Add straight to dough – no cultivating needed
  • Each sachet ferments doughs with flour
  • Each sachet makes 2 x 700g loaves
  • This pack makes 6 x 700g in total
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Lakeland 3 year guarantee included
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Mad Millie Sourdough Culture Sachets - Pack of 3

Product number: 62532

It’s hard to beat a delicious loaf of sourdough bread, but growing or maintaining a sourdough culture can be a time-consuming process. It’s easy to bake your own sourdough at home with the Mad Millie Sourdough Culture as it requires no cultivating, so you can add it straight to your dough mix and get on with the baking without any hassle.

Easy to use

The pack includes three sachets of sourdough culture – enough to make 6 x 700g loaves – and each can be used to ferment dough recipes which use up to six cups of flour, or you can use half a sachet per loaf.

To prolong their shelf life, store your unopened sachets in the freezer – the cooler temperatures put the live cultures ‘on hold’ until you’re ready to use them.

About Mad Millie

Justifiably famed for their cheese-making kits, which let us make artisan cheeses in our own homes, Mad Millie are a young company from the beautiful islands of New Zealand. Founded by people with a passion for delicious, handcrafted foods, they’ve widened their range to include all sorts of gourmet, artisan and healthy make-it-yourself foods, including kefir, kombucha and dairy-free yoghurts and cheeses. The philosophy behind their kits is always “to make it as easy as possible, minimise unnecessary nasty ingredients and processing, and help you have a little bit of fun re-connecting with food in the kitchen…”


  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Gluten free

Product dimensions

3 sachets - make up to 6 x 700g (1½lb) loaves.

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"Enclosed recipe results in liquid dough"

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Usually a lover of Lakelands bread products but I followed the enclosed instructions closely and 48hours later still had a liquid dough - it was so liquid it was impossible to bake a loaf. Tried the second sachet in the bread machine (as per the Mad Millie website) and whilst this did result in a loaf there was no discernable different taste or texture to a normal loaf.

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"Instructions incorrect"

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Extremely disappointed. Followed the instructions to the letter and the resulting dough mixture was a runny mess. Hoped that the 24 hour proving might help, no, so left it for another 24 hours, it was just the same. I divided the dough as per instructions, then had to add a lot more flour before eventually getting to a stage were I could actually handle it, and place it in a dish without it all running through my fingers. Left it to prove for the recommended 2 hours then baked. The result had a very tough crust and base, cooking instructions correct? Did not taste like sourdough.

"Lakeland in denial"

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After trying to make a loaf following the instructions to the letter I, like almost everyone else here, ended up with a very wet batter. I added a great deal (double the amount) of flour and eventually ended up with a reasonable if rather dense bread. Whilst I admire Lakeland for their perseverance in insisting that the quantities given are correct, it is time to admit defeat in the face of overwhelming evidence and update their response to these reviews. Please, Lakeland, do not respond to this review with yet another hilarious insistence that the instructions are correct - they are not.

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"Mad Millie’s sourdough culture sachet"

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Agree with all other reviews. Disappointed with the measurements on enclosed card. Gloopy mess , running off my work surface. Will have a go at baking it but not expecting much.

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"Followed the video (2.47mins) made a perfect loaf"

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Thankfully read all the reviews and so ignored the measures written on the card inside the sachets. As others have said, watch the short video from madmillie and use 480g flour to 375ml water, proved for 24hours, folded and rested for second prove of 2 hours. Heated oven with an old cast iron casserole dish in to 230 degrees c . Baked for 35mins kid on then removed lid for 15-18 mins. Lovely sourdough loaf with well developed crust. 4 stars rather than 5 due to £4.99 cost of sachets- seen it cheaper elsewhere. Otherwise would buy again. Remember - ignore the packs written instructions.

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