ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book is to provide some insight into the history of sourdough, the process necessary to make sourdough bread, and to provide recipes that can be used in the common household kitchen. Throughout the book, there will be mention of technological terminology and some explanation as to the chemical processes that are involved in creating sourdough. While it is not necessary to be a chemist to make sourdough bread and sourdough starters, it is important to understand how things work and what goes into the process of making the bread.
Sourdough recipes all have one thing in common: the sourdough starter. Before engaging in trying these recipes, it should be noted that the reader should either read the steps to creating your own sourdough starter at home thoroughly or to acquire a pre-made sourdough starter. This is what gives the sourdough its flavor, texture, and consistency. Without it, the bread is simply not sourdough.
About the Author
Sourdough bread is a favorite of this author. However, she has always been afraid to try making it, and using it in different recipes. Once she got over her fears, however, she developed many recipes on making sourdough bread, waffles, and much more, including desserts. She hopes that you find success in baking sourdough products, as she has, and become a little more confident by using this book.
You will find a little history behind sourdough, which is where the author started her journey of learning to make sourdough bread from scratch. She feels it is important to know about something before you attempt to make it. It helps you appreciate the delicacy of the dish, and know where the food you are about to enjoy came from!