Frozen sourdough

As a follow up to my post on bread, I just wanted to point out Dan Lepard’s excellent video of reviving a lump of frozen sourdough into an active starter:

Awakening the frozen sourdough

Great to see it in action. For anyone wondering, sourdough is simply bread leavened with yeasts from the air and the flour, raised into a starter that you keep alive, instead of by adding dried or fresh yeast. Freezing this mixture is a great way to be able to make sourdough without having to do it every week to keep the starter active. I have some rye starter in my fridge right now, and I’m going to have a go at freezing some this week – will let you know how it goes.

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I’m Louise, and I’m a compulsive baker, cookbook hoarder and a bit of a food geek. I learnt to cook at home, and later at Tante Marie’s cooking school in San Francisco. With a science degree and a background in IT analysis, I like to understand why a recipe works, not just how to do it. Why the rules are there and when they can be broken.

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