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Leave the storebought stuff behind and try making your own sourdough

This fermented bread has made a major comeback, here’s how to try your hand at baking your own

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By Alyxandra Carolus | December 29, 2022 | Recipes

Is there any better than freshly baked bread, straight out of the oven? We think not. There’s something to be said about the simple pleasure of eating a warm slice of bread with slightly softened butter and maybe a sprinkle of salt (or a slice of sharp cheese). With 2023 on the way, explore the skill of making your own sourdough bread in the new year.

Sourdough bread has been linked to better overall fibre absorption and may have some gut health benefits, thanks to that fermentation process. This bread has seen a comeback in recent years and most likely it’s what you’re being fed at your local eatery (avo on toast, anyone?). But what makes it so special is that you need a sourdough starter, which is a mixture of flour and water that has been allowed to grow some beneficial bacteria and yeast. The cultivated starter gives it the unique taste that so many know and love.

If that sounds too complicated, there are simpler ways to make bread and you can get dough from your local grocery store or supermarket. Less fuss and frills, if you’re just looking to try baking bread for the first time before you explore other options. Alternatively, you can also try making rye bread, corn bread or foccacia.

Keen to see how you can make your own? Check out this Bon Appetit video featuring Brad Leone and Claire Saffitz, and how they tackle this baked delight

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