What Is Sourdough?

As an example, lets have a look at the ingredient list for this “Traditional Sourdough” loaf from a premium Australian brand sold in most supermarkets. Ingredients: wheat flour, water – good so far, but then the claim to “traditional” starts to fall down rapidly – yeast, soy flour, sourdough from Read more…

What Is A Leaven?

A leaven is simply a combination of fermenting flour and water that causes a bread to rise by inflating it with naturally produced carbon dioxide, a by-product of a fermentation process. When baked, the trapped carbon dioxide expands further with the temperature, and as the bread firms-up, a light delicious Read more…