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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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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.
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.
Learn the simple techniques for keeping a sourdough starter healthy and active for making bread and other baked goods.
Learn how to care for a sourdough starter through regular feedings with flour and water. Maintain your starter on the countertop or in the refrigerator.
Learn how to bring your refrigerated starter out of hibernation and make fresh sourdough starter that is active and ready to leaven your baked goods.
Some sourdough recipes need sourdough starter at a certain hydration level. What does hydration mean? How can you adjust the hydration of your starter?
Flour measurements can be one of the biggest variables when it comes to finished baked products. Learn how to measure most accurately by weight or volume.
Thinking of trying a new sourdough starter? You can purchase an established starter or switch your current starter to a new flour. We'll teach you how!
Worried something might happen to your beloved sourdough starter? Never fear! We have a simple method for preserving part of your starter to use as backup.
Maintaining a sourdough starter can feel like acquiring a new pet. Try these tips for making sourdough fit your schedule instead of ruling your life.