How to Tackle Sourdough Starter Challenges – Nourishing Traditions Sourdough Approach
In today’s vodcast, I am continuing my series on how to tackle sourdough starter challenges. In Part 2, I share Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions sourdough approach for making a starter as described in her cookbook.
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What is a Nourishing Traditions Sourdough Starter?
In her groundbreaking book, Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon began what is known today as the Modern Traditional Foods Movement. And in her chapter on how to bake sourdough bread, Sally shares a traditional recipe for making a sourdough starter.
Her Nourishing Traditions Sourdough Starter recipe simply consists of rye flour and water. Nothing else. I show you how to make this type of starter in my How to Make a Foolproof Sourdough Starter video.
Although a combination of rye flour and water can be the easiest way to get a sourdough starter going, this approach can be elusive to some home bakers. It’s hard to know precisely why a starter may not succeed. As I have shared in the past, ferments—of which sourdough starter is one—can be persnickety! But help is on the way!
How to Get a Nourishing Traditions Sourdough Starter Going
In her cookbook, Sally shares a recipe for what she calls Natural Yeast Bread. She begins this recipe by sharing a technique for making a sourdough starter (a natural yeast) to help rise the Natural Yeast Bread.
This process involves mixing rye flour and mashed grapes, which are naturally rich in yeast and good bacteria. This method is quite easy, and if you have been struggling with getting a sourdough starter going, using mashed grapes might be the help you need. In today’s vodcast, I explain the Nourishing Traditions Sourdough Starter process in detail and share my success in making it.
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In case you missed Part 1 of this video series on tackling sourdough starter challenges, be sure to watch the following video.
Sourdough Starter Videos
If you have not made a sourdough starter yet, be sure to watch the videos below, where I walk you through the process step-by-step. And best of all, there is a sourdough starter option for everyone, so choose the process that is best for you.
- Foolproof Sourdough Starter – Watch if you have rye flour.
- Complete Sourdough Starter Guide – Watch if you have all-purpose flour.
- Busy Mother’s Sourdough Secrets – Watch if you have all-purpose flour and you don’t mind taking a few shortcuts.
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