Anita Šumer is a passionate, self-taught, 100% sourdough baker and teacher, based in Slovenia who has become an international sensation – she now has over 70,000 followers on Instagram @sourdough_mania. She started baking sourdough when her husband was ill and could not eat yeasted bread. So successful has she been that she is now teaching sourdough baking around the world; 9 countries and across 3 continents. In 2017, she published her unique sourdough book in her native Slovenia, a first of its kind and the book received two Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The book has now been published in German, Dutch, French and Croatian.
The book features both simple-to-make recipes and more ambitious recipes for more festive occasions. Readers can feast their eyes (and later their stomachs) on rye bread, simple white bread, corn bread, buckwheat bread, fruit bread, donuts, brioches and much more. Sourdough Mania contains chapters on types of grain, making a sourdough leven, the baking process, ingredients and useful tools. Every stage is fully illustrated with step-by-step photography on weighing, mixing, kneading, shaping, scoring, and baking, to take you on a journey to the healthy world of sourdough baking made easy.
Anita has started a real bread revolution which more and more people are joining in to bake healthier and more delicious bread. Sourdough Mania is here.