Sourdough A Love Story
Hey there – I want to tell you my story. Sourdough wasn’t love at first sight. And there were many bumps and cold shoulders along the way. But, I definitely got my happily ever after and I know you can too.
It started when my sister-in-law went to a class about natural yeast. She immediately called me. And she told me about the sourdough health benefits. She knew I would be interested in this starter. And she was right. I got some from her and played around with it a bit here and there. I just thought it was a fun new way to make bread. Nothing more.
A couple of years later I was pregnant with my 4th baby and suddenly got really sick. I couldn’t keep anything in me. And was having crazy cramping and digestive issues. Long story short, I was diagnosed gluten intolerant. Which I hated. I am a baker. It’s my therapy and my outlet. I made bread for my family every week. And well, I didn’t want to give it up. But I had to.
Sourdough Health Benefits
Several months later, in the middle of the night nursing my newborn babe. A page from a book I owned about traditional food preparation methods flashed into my mind. Something about sourdough starter being able to break down gluten to make it more easily digestible. A lightbulb went off and I jumped on the information.
I pulled that starter from the back of my fridge, nursed it back to health, apologized profusely for neglecting it. And made some bread about a week later. Experimenting on myself was not something I was afraid of. For the love of bread, I was willing.
That first taste of real toast after months of avoiding it was BLISS.
Then I waited . . .
Nothing happened. Not a twinge. My insides didn’t complain at all! So I dove in headfirst and made ALL THE THINGS. I became obsessed with learning about grains and the benefits of sourdough – which are many.
I spent years creating recipes my family would enjoy. And, I wanted sourdough to be simple, accessible, and less intimidating. Even if you never make a loaf of bread (which might break my heart, so don’t tell me if you don’t). Therefore, I hope these recipes will find their way into your home and benefit your family as they have mine.
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Something About It
There is something extremely satisfying about this method of baking. It takes patience — so much patience — and TIME. Trust me, I have had more failures and brick loaves than anyone can count! But I promise you it’s a love story you’ll never forget.
Give yourself grace as you learn this ancient skill. It will give back to you over and over once you master it.
Cheering you on,
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