How to make your own sourdough from scratch
a.k.a. Allison’s Adventures in Sourdough Land

Today, I’m going to show you how to make an easy, no fuss, (almost) no knead sourdough that’ll knock your socks off.

A few weeks ago, I decided to embark on a quest to make my own sourdough bread. Inspired by Michael Pollan’s latest book (a MUST-read for food lovers) Bread – something that was once undeniably basic – has become incredibly artisanal in the past few years, and there is a reason why – it truly is an art. There is a certain pride in cooking from scratch, even more so when you’ve cultivated your own ingredients. While I don’t have the means to grow and mill my own wheat, I’ve done the next best thing: cultivated wild yeast.

Fermenting foods is not new to me. I had a brief love-hate relationship with a Kombucha scoby a few years back, and I’ve brewed my own ale & lemon wine (though, the latter may have had a taste similar to prison hooch.) This sourdough starter method is a piece of cake — err, bread — compared to all of that.