Sourdough September


Chandler Sullivan

Sourdough’s origin

Sourdough originated in ancient egypt. One of the oldest sourdough breads dates back to 3700 BC and was excavated in Switzerland,but the origin of sourdough fermentation dates back to the origin of agriculture in the Fertile Crescent several thousand years earlier. 


Sourdough benefits

Sourdough is the least processed bread because of so few ingredients. It is also the easiest to digest because the bread acts as a prebiotic, meaning the bread fiber helps process the good bacteria found in the intestines.Good bacteria helps us maintain a healthy digestive system. Furthermore, sourdough bread has been known to reduce the rate starches are digested in the intestines. lowering the glycemic index.


Sourdough facts

  • It appears the French bakers receive credit for bringing sourdough bread to San Francisco during the California Gold Rush in 1848.
  • San Francisco bakers are using the same sourdough culture used during the Gold Rush. In fact, to this day bakers refer to it as the “Mother dough.”
  • Louise Boudin risked her life to save the original “Mother dough” during the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
  • You should bake sourdough bread in glass because the metal in baking sheets causes the dough to corrode.


How to make sourdough starter

Making a sourdough starter is super easy. You want to make a wild yeast, which you will need ½ a cup of flour and ½ a cup of water mixed into a paste. Over a period of seven days, you’re going to remove, add, feed and mix your wild yeast


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