Two things I ordered after finding Elaine Boddy's website was her book called "Wholegrain Sourdough at Home" which arrived today and I can't wait to try out some of these recipes. I ordered the book on Amazon Australia on Saturday night and it arrived today Wednesday.
The other thing I ordered for my sourdough bread was a bread knife. Elaine recommends a good quality bread knife called an "Appalachian Bow Saw". She is in the UK so naturally purchased her hand made Appalachian Bow Saw over there.
I googled what I could find in Australia and actually found a local supplier of hand made quality products. It's a family business called Timbo's Shop and there were four available Bow Bread Knives to choose from. American Walnut, American White Oak, Maple and Sydney Blue Gum. Naturally I had to go for the Sydney Blue Gum and it arrived today and it OMG it smells amazing, just like the bush. The black saw blade is a bit hard to see in the photo below however it stretches between those two silver screws on the top side of the timber. The blade comes with a safe guard plastic to cover it while it's not in use.
My next sourdough loaf is in the fridge proving for baking tonight so I can't wait to try this wonderful handmade knife out. I was also so thrilled that I could buy it in Australia and also support a small family business in Brisbane. That was equally as rewarding as finding the knife. Are you going to attempt to make Elaine's Sourdough Recipe I can highly recommend her process.