Sourdough was my gateway to Traditional Food. That’s where it all started for me. I was just trying to learn how to make it myself because the brand my daughter and I loved disappeared from the shelves of my grocery store. Since I learned how to make sourdough, I’ve learned that it’s not just for sandwich bread anymore. Sourdough is used to make all kinds of things from waffles to pizza crust to chocolate cake. I know, right?!? Chocolate Cake? You’re welcome! 🙂
One of the first things I did here on the blog was post a daily series on starting a sourdough starter from scratch. It only uses flour and water. That’s all. Easy peasey! I’ve corralled all those posts here on this page to make it easier for you when you decide to start your very own starter. And you don’t even have to name your’s if you don’t want to. But be warned…sourdough always leads to something else…
Here’s the first post in the series:
Starting a Sourdough Starter:
Sourdough 101: Everything You Always Wanted To Know But Where Afraid To Ask
Part one gives a brief overview of sourdough, what it is, and why it works. Then starting the actual starter and the first feeding.
This is day 2 of the process that includes feedings and pictures.
And Day 3. More feedings and more pictures. And a waffle recipe.
Feedings 6 & 7 with pictures and a biscuit recipe.
More feedings. Numbers 8 & 9 with more pictures.
On to feedings 10 & 11. And more pictures.
Feedings 12 & 13, “building up” the starter, and a little about my sourdough routine. And I throw in my pretzel recipe.
Sourdough 101: Part The Last & Bread Recipe
The last installment of the starting the starter journey. And my favorite sourdough sandwich loaf recipe.
And here is a link to all the Sourdough Recipes here on the blog so you can play with your starter! 🙂
And in case you would rather buy a starter than make your own, I put some links in the sourdough resources page so you could do just that.