Are you a sourdough bread fan? We definitely are.
That tang, texture, crispy outside, warm, moist and fluffy inside is just heavenly! 🤍
But, it's not only that to love about sourdough bread, there is a lot more reason why sourdough is so, so good!
Let's start with covering some sourdough basics:
Sourdough bread is a type of bread that is made using a sourdough starter, which is a mixture of flour and water that has been fermented with wild yeast and bacteria. This starter is used in place of commercial yeast to leaven the dough and give the bread its characteristic sour flavour.
One of the key benefits of sourdough bread is that it is easier to digest than bread made with commercial yeast. This is because the fermentation process that takes place during the production of sourdough bread helps to break down the gluten and other complex carbohydrates in the flour, making it easier for the body to digest.
In addition to being easier to digest, sourdough bread is also thought to have a number of other health benefits.
Studies suggest that it may help to:
Did this spark an idea to make your own sourdough bread? If so, we will dive into it as well!
If you’re interested in making your own sourdough bread at home, the process can be a bit time-consuming, but it is also very rewarding. You’ll need to start by creating your own sourdough starter, which can take several days or even weeks to mature. Once your starter is ready, you’ll be able to use it to make a variety of different sourdough breads, including classic sourdough loaves, sourdough rolls, and even sourdough pizza crusts.
There are many recipes for sourdough bread & sourdough starter out there and it can be difficult to pick the right one. But we have our own as well, so you don’t have to search through Google or Pinterest to find it! Follow our step-by-step recipe and make your own Sourdough Starter & Sourdough Bread.
One of the many great things about sourdough bread is that it is very versatile and can be used in a wide range of recipes. You can use it to make sandwiches, toast, and even croutons for salads. And because it is so easy to digest, it is often a good choice for people with sensitivities to gluten or other grains.
Overall, sourdough bread is a delicious and nutritious option that is well worth trying out, whether you are an experienced bread baker or a beginner. With a little bit of patience and practice, you’ll be able to create your own delicious sourdough bread at home.
We recommend using our Breadsmart Bread Making Kit which includes everything needed to start baking homemade artisan bread in the oven. It’s super easy to use for all experience levels and most importantly, it doesn’t require having a bread machine.
Happy Baking! ❤️