What IS sourdough bread?
Sourdough is the new revolution, the bread buzzword of the pandemic period, it’s aromatic and delicious – but what exactly IS sourdough?
In fact, sourdough is not new at all, it’s believed to have originated in ancient Egypt and was the way we made bread until a few centuries ago. The rising agent isn’t a commercial yeast; traditional sourdough fermentation relies on “wild yeast” and lactic acid bacteria that are naturally present in flour, to make the bread rise. This yeast combination is called the sourdough starter.
Sourdough takes longer to ferment and rise than other types of bread giving it particular characteristics. Sourdough is known for its characteristic tangy flavour, chewy texture and crisp, crackly crust.
From a health standpoint, the naturally occurring acids and long fermentation help to break down the gluten, making it more digestible and easier for the body to absorb. Best of all – it tastes great!
Try one of the OH THE SOURDOUGH range today – but be warned, you might be hooked!