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    Default Tuesday Trivia: Sourdough 🍞

    The lactic acid bacteria that gives sourdough bread its distinctive taste is Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis.

    Microbiologists Frank Sugihara and Leo Kline isolated the bacteria in the 1970s and named it for the place they found it: San Francisco.

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Sourdough 🍞

    I began a sourdough starter about a month ago and have been playing around with it. My first batch of bread was way to "sour". Since I had only had sourdough bread years ago I really don't know what flavor I'm shooting for. I'm happy with the starter now. After searching the net I've altered some of the ingredients. At this point it's been fed white flour, rye, some potato water and mashed potatoes. I've made bread, muffins, rolls and cinnamon rolls :-)

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Sourdough 🍞

    Yuck. I hate sourdough. But I am a picky eater. Sounds like you have a lot of baked goods going in though. Putting it in the freezer??

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Sourdough 🍞

    I keep a very simple sourdough, just flour and water, and a pack of yeast to begin it working. Add flour and water each time its used. Not real "sour" tasting, just a nice flavor. Makes wonderful Italian.
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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Sourdough 🍞

    I don't usually have left overs when I make bread. Carlie loves it so I use it as treats for her too. Occasionally I'll also use it for breadcrumbs :-) Sometimes I'll freeze rolls so I have them for hamburgers.

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Sourdough 🍞

    I baked with sourdough for many years when I was younger, kids still were at home, & before Type 2 Diabetes. I read up on it, bought several books, etc. I made my original starter with potato water, flour, etc. The county fair even started a new category so I could enter my bread in the competition. I used it in cakes, cookies, fruit cobblers, all kinds of bread, etc. Most of my breads were not "sour". I have a whole loose leaf notebook of recipes I put together & tried. Wish I could eat bread products like I used to. Just can't do it any more with the Diabetes.

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Sourdough 🍞

    I have made more sourdough breads than I can count, did you know if your going to stop for a while, you can put the starter in the frigd. and just leave it covered well. I will start looking a dark gray but, not to worry, the liquid separates, turns blackish but it's still good!. Just take it out the day before, stir, it will be very thick, and it will get very active again with a pinch of sugar.. I've had mine in the fridg. for months on end, and it always comes out great. Don't be surprised when siring, you smell the alcohol in the liquid.
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    I love the idea that you don't have to keep purchasing packets of yeast when you do sourdough. Some weeks I leave it out and "feed" it every day and other times I'll put it in the frig and feed it once a week. I'm starting to read about how to dry it so you have some saved that is not in the frig in case at some point it stops working. Also I can then mail some to my friends. I haven't had the courage to try that yet.

    I needed some sandwich bread yesterday so I played around with a recipe I've been using. The bread tastes good but doesn't have the texture I like for sandwiches. I used milk instead of water and it turned out great. I also put a pan of water in the oven when it cooked and it turned out just wonderful. The best I ever made I think. Next time I'm going to use the sourdough starter and see how it does with that.

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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Sourdough 🍞

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlie Wolf View Post
    I love the idea that you don't have to keep purchasing packets of yeast when you do sourdough. Some weeks I leave it out and "feed" it every day and other times I'll put it in the frig and feed it once a week. I'm starting to read about how to dry it so you have some saved that is not in the frig in case at some point it stops working. Also I can then mail some to my friends. I haven't had the courage to try that yet.

    I needed some sandwich bread yesterday so I played around with a recipe I've been using. The bread tastes good but doesn't have the texture I like for sandwiches. I used milk instead of water and it turned out great. I also put a pan of water in the oven when it cooked and it turned out just wonderful. The best I ever made I think. Next time I'm going to use the sourdough starter and see how it does with that.
    Been there done that.... just line a large cookie sheet with plastic wrap, pour in not more than about 1/8" thick. Either set it somewhere out of the way, or I even set outside in the shade with very fine Tule covering it to keep insects etc. away, dries quickly, after drying, scrape it off and store. (canning jars are great)
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    Default Re: Tuesday Trivia: Sourdough 🍞

    Ok, good, that sounds easy. Thanks :-)

    I gather you break it up into little chunks then? How did you reconstitute it?

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