Peewees Bakery Bathurst to import machine to automatically preserve sourdough starter

BAKER: Peewees Bakery Bathurst baker Darrin Whyms with a fresh stock of sourdough. Photo: BRADLEY JURD 0961616bjbread3

BAKER: Peewees Bakery Bathurst baker Darrin Whyms with a fresh stock of sourdough. Photo: BRADLEY JURD 0961616bjbread3

Renowned sourdough producers, Peewees Bakery Bathurst, have gone all-out to keep up the high standards of baking by ordering a $37,000 machine from Italy.

The Agriflex brand machine will help control the sourdough’s starter, a huge help for baker Darrin Whyms.

Mr Whyms said the machine will be the first of its kind in Australia.

“Three and a half years ago we started making sourdough,” Mr Whyms said.

“We made the starter ourselves and it got to the point where we were making so much sourdough, it got to much.”

“We control the starter ourselves, but with the machine, it’ll be automatic now.

“Hopefully this will improve the quality of our bread.”

Mr Whyms said the popularity of sourdough has risen in recent years, as it is more healthier for you because it is more natural then bread and easier to digest.

The machine is expected to take 12 weeks to arrive, with it to drastically help ease work loads. 

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