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Easiest Sourdough Bread Recipe for the Beginner Baker

Easiest Sourdough Bread Recipe for the Beginner Baker

Are you intimidated by the thought of making homemade sourdough bread? Well, there’s no need to be scared with this super easy recipe. This is one of the easiest sourdough recipes I’ve tried and is a great way to “get your feet wet” if you’re brand new to bread making. 

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How to make your own yeast for baking

How to make your own yeast for baking

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW PEOPLE MADE BREAD BEFORE PACKAGED YEAST?

They simply used a wild yeast starter made by mixing equal amounts of flour and water by weight.  I have had the best luck with either rye flour or whole wheat flour as these have more zinc and other nutrients to help speed up the yeast making process.

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