Sourdough is an enticing, tangy flavor; a snapshot of American culinary history, and a welcome ingredient in everything from bread and cake to pretzels and pizza crust. Create your own starter, and experience how it becomes part of the family — a living ingredient that thrives on flour and water and love.
This guide covers the basics of sourdough baking. In Understand, we explore the simple science of sourdough. Create teaches you how to make your own starter. In Bake, we put your starter to work with one our favorite sourdough bread recipes. Then Maintain covers how to keep your starter alive and healthy, so you can bake with it again and again.