Along with wanting to feed my family something more than soup, I've been wanting to try sourdough bread. I did manage to get back into the habit of weekly bread making and have been making my standard whole wheat recipe, which we love. But, I'm intrigued by sourdough and have been meaning to try it for quite some time. I know that yeast isn't that great for you, but fermented things are supposed to be good for you, so I'm guessing sourdough is better for you, right? Clearly, I haven't done a lot of research on the subject yet, but I'm taking an e-course that will hopefully fill in the gaps. Ideally, I'd love to learn all about sourdough at the elbow of some grandma who's been making it her whole life. I learn best when I learn from another person. But, I'm hoping this course will be second best to the bread-making grandma. They have videos along with written information and a forum where you ask questions.
I'm excited to try things beyond bread, things I'm pretty sure I'd never be brave enough try just straight out a recipe book. You start out with an intro to sourdough, instructions on making a starter, then maintaining said starter, then it gets into the fun recipes; tortillas, English muffins, crepes, crackers, gingerbread, pizza, even chocolate cake! I'll keep you posted about my sourdough adventures and let you know how I fare. If you want to join me, the course is "pay what you can," so it's affordable for everyone. Wish me luck!
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