How to Tackle Sourdough Starter Challenges – Art of Fermentation Approach
In today’s vodcast, I am continuing my series on how to tackle sourdough starter challenges. In Part 3, I share Sandor Katz’s sourdough approach for making a starter as described in his Art of Fermentation cookbook.
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Before the Art of Fermentation – Sourdough Starter Series Part 1 and 2
Before we jump in and discuss the Art of Fermentation method for making sourdough starter, be sure to catch up with Parts 1 and 2 of this How to Tackle Sourdough Starter Challenges video series:
The Art of Fermentation Sourdough Starter
Did you know that you can basically use any successful and thriving ferment to ferment something else? This technique is true even if that original ferment is entirely different from the new ferment!
Sandor Katz shares this process with us in his Art of Fermentation book. For example, since a sourdough starter is a ferment, if you have a successful and thriving kombucha, you can use some of the kombucha ferment to help kickstart the making of your sourdough starter!
If you’re interested in making homemade kombucha, I’ve got you covered in my beginner’s guide to kombucha making recipe video.
No Longer Struggle with Sourdough Starter
If you have been struggling to get your sourdough starter growing and bubbly, look around and see if you have a successful ferment on your countertop or in your four corners pantry. In your traditional foods kitchen, you may already have some:
- Kombucha (as described earlier)
- Kefir (milk or water)
- Vegetable ferment (even a fermented nut milk will work!)
In today’s in-depth sourdough starter vodcast, I share even more ideas from the Art of Fermentation to help you finally enjoy success in creating a sourdough starter. And I describe how to add these ferments to your sourdough starter in the proper amounts. The right proportions will allow the good yeasts and lactic-acid-producing bacteria to create the right type of sourdough starter to bake a flavorful sourdough bread.
Sourdough Starter Videos
For more help with getting your sourdough starter going, be sure to check out the videos below that provide you three different options.
- Foolproof Sourdough Starter – Watch if you have rye flour
- Complete Sourdough Starter Guide – Watch if you have all-purpose flour
- Busy Mother’s Sourdough Secret – Watch if you have all-purpose flour and you don’t mind taking a few shortcuts
More Fermentation Videos
In addition to kombucha, I show you how to make other ferments for your traditional foods kitchen in the following recipe videos.
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