Sourdough Starter & Baking Tools

Nothing better than a house filled with the aroma of homemade bread. The satisfaction of making an artisan sourdough loaf yourself connects you to your ancestors who have probably made bread for centuries along with butter to go with it. We have made our own sourdough bread for over 10 years now and still enjoy every loaf produced. We have been exploring sweet baking recently ad love making hot cross buns and cinnamon rolls. With the right tools and a helping hand, you can succeed making bread.

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Sourdough Starter for Baking Bread

11 Review(s)
Price $18.00
Availability: 38 In Stock

Organic Rye Sourdough starter in a base of certified organic rye flour and spring water.

You will get the starter sent via courier and our Sourdough eGuide will be sent to you via email. If you already have a starter, you can also purchase the eGuide separately here.

This starter need to be fed once you receive it. Please have some rye flour on hand to be able to care for it. We stock bags from Ceres Organics.


This item gets shipped every Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday).
Order and payment needs to be in by 4pm Saturday to get shipped the following Monday.

Organic Rye Flour

Price $8.50
Availability: 1 In Stock

The perfect food for our Rye Sourdough Starter and as an ingredient in the homemade artisan sourdough loaves. 

Made from organically and sustainably grown grains of rye corn, this flour is milled with meticulous care, using traditional methods and without treatments, such as chemical bleaching.

600g in a home compostable bag.

Diastatic Malt Powder

2 Review(s)
Price $5.00
Availability: 16 In Stock

NOW also available in 1kg bags for commercial bakeries.

Certified organic diastatic malt is made from barley grains which are sprouted and then dried at a low temperature before being milled into a powder.

The organic barley is kilned carefully to create a high diastatic power. We mill it to order to provide you a very fresh powder for your baking.

Available in 100g, 500g and 1kg bulk pack in a home-compostable, biodegradable pouch.

Best to use the malt powder within 6-9 months of purchase.

Please see more info below to choose the correct size for your needs.

Fennel seeds

Price $9.50
Availability: 26 In Stock

Fennel has a sweet, warm, anise, licorice aroma. The taste is slightly sweet with a hint of mild anise.

30g packaged in biodegradable paper packaging.

Transfer to an airtight container after purchase. Keeps for 2 years when stored properly.

Sourdough Bread Baking eGuide

2 Review(s)
Price $9.90
Availability: 31 In Stock

This is for a gluten starter like our rye sourdough starter

NOW WITH 25% MORE CONTENT AND 2 NEW RECIPES

This thorough eGuide covers all the basics that you need to know to create great artisan sourdough bread.
It includes instructions how to look after your rye sourdough starter and includes recipes to get you started on this amazing journey.

You will get the guide as downloadable pdf so make sure you enter the correct email address when placing your order.

Last update of the file: 26th August 2021

Sourdough Bread Baking Workshop

4 Review(s)
Price $120.00
Availability: Out of stock

Fully booked again!


Learn how to make artisan sourdough bread successfully at home.

Date: 24th July 2022

Time: 10am -3:30pm

We started our sourdough bread baking journey 13 years ago and now bake a large variety of breads and sweet treats for our family and friends.

You will walk away with a recipe booklet and a free sourdough starter.

Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

8 Review(s)
Regular price $19.50 Price $17.55 -10%
Availability: 32 In Stock

Our KoruKai gluten-free organic sourdough starter is very flexible and works with quinoa, millet, brown rice, sorghum and buckwheat flours and potentially more, but we haven't tried more than those 5.

Contains 100% certified organic gluten-free flours and filtered spring water.

Below is the table of contents of the guide that comes with it.
After placing your order please look for an email with the subject line: [KoruKai Herb Farm] Files available for your order


This item gets shipped every Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday).
Order and payment needs to be in by 4pm Saturday to get shipped the following Monday.

Organic Quinoa Flour

Price $11.50
Availability: 12 In Stock

The perfect ingredient for gluten-free baking and to feed the KoruKai Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter. Great in combination with brown rice and buckwheat flour.

Made from certified organic quinoa – an important crop for the Incan Empire back in the day. It’s wheat free and full of natural plant-based goodness, including protein and dietary fibre.

400g in a home compostable bag.

Organic Buckwheat Flour

Price $9.90
Availability: 10 In Stock

The perfect ingredient for gluten-free baking and to feed the KoruKai Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter. Great in combination with brown rice and quinoa flour.

Made from organically and sustainably grown buckwheat, this flour is milled with meticulous care, without any treatments. Despite its name, buckwheat is actually the fruit of a plant related to rhubarb and sorrel.

700g in a home compostable bag.

Bread Proofing Basket, Banneton

3 Review(s)
Price $32.00
Availability: 42 In Stock

Proofing baskets help your bread to keep its shape while it does its final rise.
We find a banneton an essential tool when making sourdough bread at home.

Each banneton comes with a fitted linen liner. Available in 4 sizes.
Please check sizes and pictures of resulting loaves below before making your selection.


In Stock (fast shipping within New Zealand).

Customer Review:

"The quality of our bread has greatly improved since we invested in bannetons."

"Thank you for your excellent service: order arrived today - promptly and in excellent condition. Much appreciated."

Wax wraps for Bannetons

Price $14.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

These wax wraps are perfect to cover your big bannetons once the bread dough has been shaped and is retarded in the fridge.
Plastic free, reusable, environmental friendly.

Made from repurposed cotton fabric, beeswax from hives at KoruKai Herb Farm and coconut oil.

Each wax wrap has 17g of beeswax melted into it. It keeps well for at least two years of regular use.

2 sizes available (select below) to fit our large bannetons:

Round: 30.5cm diameter to fit our large round banneton
Rectangular: 34cm x 19.5cm to fit our large rectangular banneton

We do not have wax wraps for our small bannetons yet.

Danish Dough Whisk

2 Review(s)
Price $19.90
Availability: 130 In Stock

Sturdy dough whisk made with an oak handle and stainless steel head. It is perfect for bringing the dough together at the very start when mixing the water with the flour. Dough won’t get caught in the wires, and won’t clump in the center. 
Perfect for everything from artisan sourdough loaves, pasta, muffins and biscuits.

Length: 33cm
Head diameter: 8cm
Wire thickness: 3mm

Dough Scraper

2 Review(s)
Price $9.90
Availability: 238 In Stock

This stainless steel dough scraper is perfect for all sorts of baking at home. It is the perfect tool to pick up, turn and portion dough. It is also great to clean the work surface afterwards. 

We love it to shape high hydration, sticky sourdoughs and also use it for portioning pizza and other items.

Size: 15cm x 11cm

Product is wrapped in paper and NOT plastic!

Bread Lame Knife

Price $19.90
Availability: 243 In Stock
Bread lame with 5 stainless steel razor blades.

Attractive wooden handle and stainless steel tip to hold the blade. Also includes a wee leather pouch to protect the blade and your fingers during storage.

One side of a blade can be used for about 50 cuts, so one blade is for around 100 loaves of bread (5 blades in a box lasting you a very, very long time).
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