Sourdough Starters

Oct 28

Bread from potatoes? – A new sourdough starter

I go through phases of making sourdough, and yes I admit it here, that sometimes, I have allowed my sourdough pet to die. I am a bad sourdough parent. Keeping a sourdough pet isn’t difficult and it is far easier than looking after a dog or a cat, since you only have to feed it …

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Mar 09

Keeping a sourdough pet

There are two main ways of naturally leavening or making a dough rise. The most common one used today is Saccharomyces, a cultivated form of yeast and the other, older method is using a Lactobacillus culture, usually in symbiotic combination with natural yeasts to create sourdough. Since the rise in popularity of wheat based breads …

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