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Ready to make your own sourdough baked goods? You can learn to make sourdough starter and sourdough baked goods from our Cultures for Health team and other Real Food pros.
Sourdough is an ancient method of capturing wild yeast to leaven baked goods. A sourdough culture is originally created by mixing flour and water and letting it sit out for a period of time to capture wild yeast. Once established, a sourdough starter is easy to care for, can last indefinitely, and can be used to make a variety of baked goods.
Whether you are new to sourdough baking or looking for some new recipes to try, we have a wide selection of expert advice articles, how-to videos, and recipes to help you bake delicious, fresh sourdough bread at home!
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Many fermented foods require water for the culturing process. Learn which factors to consider when choosing a water source.
Ever wonder about the science behind sourdough or how wild yeast makes sourdough work? We've got the details behind sourdough's science and history.
Not all sourdough starters are alike. Discover the major differences between sourdough starters, and find out which sour dough starter is right for you.
Learn more about working with our traditional sourdough starter cultures with our extensive FAQ.
The world of sourdough baking is both an art and science and if you're just getting started, you might find yourself facing fancy loaves and foreign terminology. But don't let that fool you! Sourdough baking can be as easy as grabbing a sourdough starter and following a simple recipe you love. Let this glossary of terms be your guide as you explore the wonderful world of sourdough baking!
Getting started making sourdough? Learn how to obtain an established sourdough starter or make one from scratch with our sourdough starter recipe.
Are your ready to get started work with sourdough? Learn some sourdough basics and beginner baking techniques for working with sourdough.
Learn how to activate a dehydrated sourdough culture and get started making homemade sourdough bread with this step-by-step how-to video.
Learn more about working with our traditional sourdough starter cultures, how to activate them and feed them to keep them healthy with our extensive FAQ.
Follow our easy step-by-step instructions for activating and maintaining your sourdough starter.
Learn tips and tricks from our staff to help you work with your traditional sourdough starter culture and bake delicious sourdough bread.
Having trouble with your sourdough starter? Read our troubleshooting guide. Sourdough is quite a resilient culture and can be recovered with a little care.