Sourdough

The Sourdough Page

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough by on March 9, 2018 0 Comments
The Sourdough Page

A round-up of all things sourdough: Make Your Own Sourdough Starter How to Keep Sourdough Starter Alive What Happens When You Ignore Your Sourdough Starter Reviving a Dead Sourdough Starter How to Make Rye and Other Specialty Sourdough Starters Sourdough Belgian Waffles Sourdough Pfefferneusse Cookies Spring Herb Sourdough Bread Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread Sourdough […]

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Reviving a Dead Sourdough Starter

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough by on March 4, 2018 2 Comments
Reviving a Dead Sourdough Starter

Even we obsessive sourdough lovers sometimes end up with a starter that seems to have gone into a coma. Never fear. Here is how to revive that dead sourdough starter! Have you experienced this? We get busy and before we know it two or three weeks have gone by and no bread has been made. […]

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What Happens When You Ignore a Sourdough Starter

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough by on March 3, 2018 0 Comments
What Happens When You Ignore a Sourdough Starter

Are you ignoring or neglecting your sourdough starter? Beware! This is what happened to me. Story of a Rogue Starter (Originally published on my old blog. I learned this lesson quickly, it hasn’t been repeated!) I admit, I’ve been a bit lackadaisical with my sourdough starter this winter. My kitchen is pretty cool, temperature-wise. It […]

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How to Keep Sourdough Starter Alive

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough by on March 2, 2018 1 Comment
How to Keep Sourdough Starter Alive

You have lovingly nurtured a wild yeast, flour and water concoction. But how do you keep your sourdough starter alive? Lots of people who love sourdough bread don’t bother to make it themselves because they think it’s too much work to keep the starter alive. I have one friend who has a “no pets” rule […]

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How to Make Rye and Other Specialty Sourdough Starters

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough by on January 13, 2014 7 Comments
How to Make Rye and Other Specialty Sourdough Starters

So, you have been experimenting with your own sourdough breads, and have a beautiful starter bubbling away on the counter top or resting peacefully in the refrigerator. But maybe the recipe you have been itching to try calls for a rye starter or a whole wheat starter or a semolina starter or some other specialty […]

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Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough by on August 29, 2013 36 Comments
Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

There is something about making bread that is both very satisfying and a little bit magical. A simple mixture of flour, water and yeast – with a little abuse (kneading)  and a bit of love (a warm place to rise) – turns into a nutritious, filling, food that has sustained people for centuries. Taking that […]

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