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Overall chit chat about the blog and it’s purpose and some basic info on sourdough bread.

Sourdough: More than ‘San Fransisco’ style bread

When you say you make sourdough bread, people in this end of the world (that’s North America, seems Europeans are more aware) tend to immediately think you mean “San Fransisco style bread” with it’s distinctive acidic tang, crispy crust and somewhat chewy crumb with irregular holes throughout.


Bread from San Francisco’s Boudin Sourdough Bakery

Well, that’s ONE kind of sour dough but hardly the only one, all sorts of breads from very subtle to very tangy to sweet breads can be made with sourdough. That’s because sourdough isn’t a particular style of bread, it’s a technique.

“Sourdough” doesn’t specifically refer to sour dough or tangy, acidic flavour. The term sour here means “fermented” or cultured, as it does in sour cream or sauerkraut. Continue reading

Woohoo! First real Bread Blog post!

Hey there,

If this is your first time to the new blog, you’ll find several entries detailing my journey into the world of sourdough bread as well as info and suggestions on how to start, feed and use your own starter or one give to you.

I’ll also try to keep up to date with my own attempts at getting bread to rise and bake and, hopefully, taste great.

Before we get too far in though, I want to stress right out of the gate that I‘M NO SOURDOUGH (or even plain) BREAD EXPERT. The info I’m posting here is basically stuff I’ve hunted up on the intarweb recently and if you’re brand new at all this too, know that I’m just a small step ahead at best. What i post here may not be the most definitive techniques and methods and may in fact be somewhat off as I’m just trying stuff out and sharing the steps and results, I’m in no way saying “this is the best way to do X”. All I’m really saying is this is the most logical way I’ve seen so far and we’ll see how it works.

Whew! Now that the pressure is off a bit, let’s get started with some info on feeding and maintaining a starter. I’m going to basically pillage the info I’ve already posted on the site but want to make it so there’s a way to discuss the methods (which there wasn’t with the plain web page, ergo why I’m going bloggish).

So I hope you enjoy and find some of the stuff I post useful, don’t hesitate to add your own comments about what I’m adding here and suggest alternatives and point to sources elsewhere on the net for better, different and maybe even completely contradictory stuff. As I say, I’m just plodding along here and learning as I go.

That said, let’s start up!