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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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Because the gluten in rye is inferior to that of wheat, baking with rye can be a tricky at first. Learn more about rye as a grain and how to bake with it.
How do artisan bakers achieve crispy crusts on their sourdough bread? Learn tricks to make homemade artisan bread in your own kitchen oven.
Confused as to why you throw away a portion of your starter before feeding? Want to use it for something tasty? Learn how with this helpful article.
Bread machines are designed to be used with baking yeast, but you can still use a bread machine to make sourdough. Learn how with this tutorial!
While sourdough bread will generally keep longer than bread made with yeast, if you have a loaf go stale, here are a number of ways to still use the bread.
Sourdough starter can be used for much more than bread. Pancakes, tortillas, crackers, cake, muffins - browse our recipes using sourdough starter for ideas!
Learn about the drawbacks and benefits of both short and long fermentation periods when working with traditional sourdough.
Learn techniques to make truly sour or more mild sourdough bread using a traditional sourdough starter.
Learn more about making gluten-free sourdough bread at home from author Sharon Kane.
Learn how to make a gluten-free flour blend using different types of gluten-free whole grains. You can also add xanthan gum and other binders to the blend.
This recipe mixes together gluten-free flours with varying properties to create a gluten-free “all-purpose flour” blend to help simplify gluten-free baking.
Avoid dry, crumbly gluten-free baked goods. Use our list of binders for gluten-free baking, for a successful bread loaf, cookie, or cake every time!