Why bother with store-bought yeast when you have your own sourdough starter in the fridge? Learn how to make and maintain this old-fashioned leavener with only three ingredients: flour, water and time.
SOURDOUGH: A NOURISHING TRADITION
Sourdough first came on my radar when I read through Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series as a child.
I would have given almost anything to take a bite out of one of Ma Ingalls’s good sourdough biscuits!
Indeed, sourdough has been around for a long time, much longer than most people would guess.
Did you know that sourdough bread dates back to at least 3700 BC?
While sourdough was shelved away for a while (like a number of other old-fashioned skills and traditions) it is experiencing a resurgence.
When yeast was hard to come by in some areas, sourdough was back in popular demand, and it’s no small wonder why!…