My name is Jennifer Marshall and I am a self-taught sourdough baker. I have a passion for Sourdough Bread! I am a married mum of two beautiful children, Martina and James. My husband is a classical musician and tours all over the world. During Covid, whilst stuck at home, I started baking for my family friends and slowly but surely the "Sourdough Hub" starting coming into fruition. I started showing our friends how to make and maintain a starter and how to be able to bake without the use of commercial products.
At home we have a lot of music and we also combine this with great breads and wholesome foods!
I was born in Malta and when I was 17 I received a scholarship to go and study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. This was the start of an incredible journey - Music, Friends, Missing my family, Travel, Experiencing many different Cultures through food, Performing on the International Concert Circuit - all these experiences made me the person I am today.
When my children were born, we lived for some time in Berlin and then in Dresden and I developed an interest in sourdough bread-making. We then moved to Malta and our kids started attending a local school. Unfortunately, I could not find good quality, healthy bread for their school lunches. So I started learning and delving more into the world of sourdough baking.
We used to live in Valletta, when I decided to set up Sourdough Hub next to our home to be able to manage our very busy household and the business. I decided from the onset that I wanted to work with wonderful, wholesome organic and stone-milled flours. Throughout this sourdough journey, I am realizing even how important it is to use top-quality flours.
Recently we moved to the UK as our son James has been accepted as a chorister at St John's College Cambridge and our daughter Martina attends school at King's College. There have been many changes in this past year but one thing has remained constant is my love of making and sharing sourdough breads wth the people I meet.
Apart from bread, I love making other bakes and pastries!
By allowing the bread to ferment slowly, it develops the most incredible and interesting taste. Bread should not be boring. Bread is part of our staple diet and therefore it is so important to eat bread that is full of character and interesting tastes.
I do hope that through my love of sourdough baking we can learn to eat healthier and more nutritious breads.