Simple Sourdough Starter

| 12/3/2014 8:52:00 AM

The Texas Pioneer WomanMy favorite time of the year for baking has started, autumn and winter. And with the approaching holidays, many home bakers will be trying out new recipes or reusing recipes passed down from generations before.

The tantalizing aroma of homemade bread baking in the oven is reason enough for making bread at home. Bread provides energy giving carbohydrates and body building proteins in a tasty and low cost product that can be made at home easily.

Homemade Bread

One of my favorite ingredients in baking is sourdough. I use it to make honey and wheat sourdough rolls and sourdough biscuits. Actually sourdough can be used in many recipes to make pancakes, waffles, buns, pizza dough, cake, pretzels, tortillas, crackers, muffins, pie crust and doughnuts.

Traditionally sourdough is started without addition of yeast, because this dough was supposed to attract naturally occurring yeast from the air. But life is hectic enough so this is the simple sourdough starter I use in my baking.

Sourdough Starter