A Basic Sourdough Starter Guide

A Basic Sourdough Starter Guide

How Much Commitment Do You Need to Create and Maintain Your Own Sourdough Starter?
You’ve probably heard it takes a lot of work and care to maintain a sourdough starter.

You have to feed your sourdough starter at least once daily.  Some bakers feed it two to three times per day.  Ok, a baby or a dog requires about the same amount of care and attention, you might think.  Are you ready for such a life-changing commitment?

Remember all this effort is only to maintain your sourdough starter.  Afterwards, you will  have to make your bread, which can take between 18 and 36 hours for a traditi…

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A Guide For Making Bread at Home

A Guide For Making Bread at Home

Is Making Bread a Chore or Passion?
I’ve been making bread for more than twenty years.  Not continuously, yet periodically in long spurts over the years.  As you might have noticed from my other recipes on this site, I love making all kinds of dough for pastries, pasta and bread.

Friends often ask why I bother to make my own bread.  Isn’t it time consuming and difficult?  Yes, I respond, it takes time and requires a certain amount of skills.

Nevertheless, almost nothing feels more rewarding than making your own bread.   After making bread a couple times, the feeling of reward will turn …

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