There are many ways to bake real bread yet the one closest to many of our hearts is sourdough.
During September many of our baker members (all of the ones listed below the starter images) will be giving away sourdough starters so you can bring it home and bake your own. They will also have a really easy to follow recipe for you too.
> Click this link: Realbread Rising Recipe 27 Aug Version to download the recipe. <
> Click this link: Realbread Rising Starter and Maintaining to learn how to make your own starter <
For those of you who prefer to watch a video while figuring new recipes out check out RiotRye’s page here. The starter and sourdough recipe are a little different but a lot of the underlying techniques are exactly the same so it should help you.
Sourdough (to borrow a definition from our fellow real bread bakers in the UK) is a name for a mixture (dough or batter) of water and cereal flour containing a culture of naturally occurring yeasts and lactic acid bacteria. It is often also used to name breads and pancakes made using such a culture.
Starter is the first baffling piece of the sourdough puzzle – it is the mixture referred to above and is heaving with live goodness :-).
These two fine examples from Firehouse Bakery and Riot Rye.
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