Sourdough

For a while I stopped eating bread all together.  Gluten seemed to be the enemy in the nutrition world.  When I started reading about wheat and how it was processed originally, it was almost always fermented or soaked in some way.  So I decided to give it a try. At first I started buying sourdough bread from Wegman’s because it only had ingredients I would use at home; but at $5/loaf, it’s a lot cheaper to buy flour and make my own!  So I researched sourdough starters.  I was amazed that just flour and water in a jar could react with the “wild yeast” in the environment to create something that would make my bread rise!  It took a while to get used to feeding it and discarding part of it. Years later, I’m still using the same starter and I’ve come up with a system that I don’t usually throw starter away.  I make what I need.  I also use it for pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and cornbread.

I usually make the bread in a loaf pan or free form on a cookie sheet.  When I first started bread baking I wanted to use a covered dutch oven but I didn’t have one.  Scott bought me one last year and I finally used it to make a loaf of sourdough bread.  Yum!

Dutch Oven Sourdough Bread

 

2 thoughts on “Sourdough

  1. and its the best bread ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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