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    Troubleshooting Guide: Sourdough Starter Not Rising and How to Fix It

    Introduction Sourdough baking is so much fun once you get the hang of it. But ask just about anyone who bakes with sourdough how it all started out and chances are they’ll tell you it wasn’t easy. It definitely comes with its fair share of challenges. I’ll be the first to tell you that I had a lot of issues getting started. At first, I tried making my own sourdough starter. I failed so many times I’m not even sure how many times I tried. It felt like such a waste too with none of them working out for me.…

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    How to Make Sourdough Discard and Put It to Use

    Understanding what to do with sourdough discard can elevate both your baking routine and reduce food waste. Discard isn’t as potent as your starter, but it gives a mild sour flavor and tender texture to baked goods. It can be incorporated into pancakes, waffles, crackers, and even cake recipes, providing a unique taste and extending the range of sourdough beyond bread. Seasoned bakers have come to treasure this byproduct for its versatility and flavor-enhancing properties. Key Takeaways This post is all about ‘what is sourdough discard’. What is Sourdough Discard? Sourdough discard is a byproduct of maintaining a sourdough starter,…

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    What’s the Best Sourdough Starter Jar?

    The allure of homemade sourdough bread entices many baking enthusiasts to venture into the world of sourdough starters. In recent years, people started picking up on this trend of making their own sourdough. Forget about using store bought yeast. People started making their own by combining two simple ingredients – water and flour. Central to this process is the sourdough starter jar, an unassuming vessel that plays a critical role in the creation and maintenance of a healthy sourdough culture. By nurturing a blend of flour, water, and naturally occurring yeast in the right jar, bakers coax a living mixture…