Tag: naturally leavened
Beginner Guide: Sourdough Discard
What is Sourdough Discard? Sourdough discard is a by-product of maintaining or “feeding” a sourdough starter. When feeding a starter, flour and water are combined with some of the starter to restart the fermentation cycle, but 80% of the original starter is discarded. This process is repeated daily (or weekly if you refrigerate your starter),…
Beginner Guide: Sourdough Starter and Levain
Sourdough starter and levain (leaven) are both integral parts of the sourdough bread-making process. Read on for a more detailed explanation. Sourdough Starter ≈ Levain Sourdough Starter Sourdough starter is a culture of yeast and bacteria. It is continually maintained in the same way at regular intervals (daily, weekly etc.). A small bit of sourdough…
Beginner Guide: What Is Sourdough?
Sourdough is a method of leavening bread. As opposed to most store-brought bread, sourdough doesn’t use any commercial yeast to rise. Instead it uses a “starter” of fermented flour and water to raise bread. You can use sourdough to make just about any baked good (breads, pancakes, crepes, biscuits, crackers, rolls, cookies, etc…). If you…
Crispy, light and airy sourdough focaccia bread. This recipe is made with 100% sourdough starter and makes delicious bread to eat as a sandwich or to enjoy plain.
Sourdough French Bread
Crispy but soft, tangy and light this sourdough french bread is made with 100% sourdough starter and is absolutely delicious.
Beginner Guide: How to Make a Sourdough Starter
Download printable to make your own starter and follow along