Sourdough Information and Process
April 27, 2023Overfeeding a sourdough starter can be beneficial because it provides an abundance of food for the culture, which can increase it's activity and fermentation. Just like people, your sourdough starter can be extra hungry -- especially in times where there is higher fermentation rates. This is particularly helpful when you notice that your sourdough starter isn't as active as it once was. When you overfeed a starter, the culture will multiply more quickly, leading to a stronger and more active starter.
February 02, 2023
Sourdough bread has been enjoyed for centuries, and for good reason. Not only is it delicious, but it also offers a variety of health benefits. Here are just a few of the reasons why sourdough bread is good for you. Not only does it have a unique, tangy flavor, but it's also better for your health than commercial bread.
Plain and simple, sourdough bread is easier to digest. The fermentation process that occurs when making sourdough bread breaks down the gluten and phytic acid, making it easier for our bodies to digest. This is especially beneficial for those with gluten sensitivities.
January 25, 2023Sourdough starter is a fermented mixture of flour and water that is used as a natural leavening agent in bread baking. The type of flour used to maintain the starter can have a significant impact on the health and activity of the starter, as well as the final flavor and texture of the bread.
January 05, 2023
So what exactly are Sourdough stretch and folds? ? When this technique is used correctly, it will not only strengthen gluten development in sourdough bread, but it will also add air into your dough without traditional kneading.
Typically I suggest doing stretch and folds a number of times, especially when making a boule. This process is completed after the mixing stage, during what we call the bulk ferment stage.
June 26, 2022Are you new to sourdough and wondering what on earth all these crazy words mean? Well here's a list terminology you may come across -- and you may want to research these a bit before you dive right in! It will make your experience significantly more enjoyable and less frustrating.
June 25, 2022Sourdough is just a fancy term that means naturally leavening bread without the use of commercial yeast. To get started is really quite simple with few things needed. The most important part of your sourdough journey is having a reliable starter that has strength and activity to rise bread. This is where we come in. Enter Summit Sourdough and our amazing 125 year old heirloom starter.