So this is how you make sourdough!
When I was a kid, I read about a girl in colonial times whose family had kept a crock of sourdough going from generation to generation. I’ve been fascinated with the idea of making bread with sourdough starter ever since.
Our great-great-grandmothers used sourdough starter to make bread rise in the days before commercial quick-rise yeasts were available. The starter nurtures naturally-occurring yeasts and bacteria. This is the type of bread mentioned in Meet Caroline.
There are probably as many recipes for bread baked from homemade sourdough starter as there are bakers. I’m sharing the process that has, after a fair amount of experimentation, worked for me.
Baking without commercial yeast means that the process takes a while. I make starter on a Saturday, tend it…
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