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HAPPY KOMBUCHA BLOG — Sourdough

Sweet Christmas Sourdough Ring

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Sweet Christmas Sourdough Ring

Sweet Sourdough Bread

Looking for inspiration this Christmas? Why not try making a Christmas sourdough Ring. 

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How to Make sourdough Using Water kefir grains

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How to Make sourdough Using Water kefir grains

Making your own Sourdough is fun and easy and using your spare water kefir grains is a great way to use them up. As we start heading into the warmer weather its always good to have lots of ideas for your extra grains.

Make your own sourdough with water kefir grains

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How to keep your sourdough starter healthy?

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How to keep your sourdough starter healthy?

Compared to other starter cultures such as yogurt, a sourdough starter is fairly easy to maintain and surprisingly difficult to kill completely. However, there are some conditions that are ideal for sourdough starter, in order to keep it as healthy as possible, here we help you keep yours in tip top condition. What basic conditions are needed? - (well this is basically the same as all cultures) A nice warm temperature-  A sluggish sourdough starter likely just needs a boost in temperature to get things going. Remember: Sourdough starter performs best at 21C-29C  Thats not always easy here in the...

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Using Rye Flour in Sourdough

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Using Rye Flour in Sourdough

The question we get asked the most about Sourdough is, do you have to use Rye Flour? The answer is no, you can use any kind of flour (although different flours will give different results) personally i recommend bread flour if you are not using Rye flour, however we would encourage you to give Rye a try.  Why use Rye? Sourdough rye is an ancient food. Its rich, full flavour and deep colour is the basis of a large number of traditional breads. Today, modern wheat has displaced rye, making many beloved breads less common in bakeries and on our tables. Before cooking with rye flour,...

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sourdough bread: a beginner’s guide

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sourdough bread: a beginner’s guide

Sourdough is unique because it does not require commercial yeast in order to rise. It’s made with a starter which acts as a natural leavening agent. Sourdough is known for its characteristic flavor (ranging from mild to strong), chewy texture and crisp crust. From a health standpoint, it dominates when compared to standard loaves. The naturally occurring acids and long fermentation help to break down the proteins and gluten, making it more digestible and easy for the body to absorb. And it tastes darn good, so how do i make it?.......... sourdough bread: a beginner’s guide The Starter A sourdough...

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