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Baking Sourdough Bread

Dozens of Recipes for Artisan Loaves, Crackers, and Sweet Breads

Sourdough is magic. It’s healthy, it’s tasty, and it’s alive. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a magician to craft beautiful, tasty loaves from it. Baking Sourdough Bread guides you through the delicious world of sourdough—starter to finish. Recipes include:

Classics like French levain and English wheat sourdough bread
Unique twists like carrot and hazelnut breads
Sweet breads such as the German gugelhupf
Baking with sourdough isn’t difficult; the biggest challenge is patience! But take it easy, and your taste buds will be rewarded with a crispy crust and rich, full flavor. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to know a few tricks when mastering the art, and this book offers plenty. Discover the history, the chemistry, and the culture behind this distinctive dough. Learn to make a sourdough starter and keep the leaven active with regular feeding. Try different flours and unique ingredients; for example, did you know you can make delectable bread with green tea or beer? It’s not just the recipes that make the book a treat—it’s the creativity it cultivates.