Sourdoughs.net is a home spun business brought about by our search for new and creative breads and doughs that we could not purchase in the stores. One thing led to another and before long we were giving away and selling some of our starts to local bakeries. We continue to look for and test sourdough starters so we can add new ideas to our menu.
Sourdough bread is made entirely using wild yeast,with a strong, active sourdough culture of wild yeast, you won't need any commercial yeast at all. Wild yeast need a little more coaxing and work a little more slowly than commercial yeast, so sourdough breads are normally mixed, shaped, and baked over the course of a day, or even multiple days. Besides giving the wild yeast time to do their job, this long, slow development time helps tease out more complex, nuanced flavors in the finished bread,far beyond those of your average loaf of sandwich bread.