Learn How To Make Sourdough Bread Without A Starter

Homemade Sourdough Bread

If prehistoric man can make bread, so can I, or so I thought. Bread making is a challenge especially if you are teaching yourself the science and art of making a perfect loaf. Sure their are bread mixes and machines on the market that can reduce amount of time needed, but like most of the food I make, I like to start from the most natural state as possible.  Once I have mastered and understood how the food is made, then I add my own twist. I wanted to start this project with sourdough, so I researched multiple site on starting a starter. I had some luck at first, but the up keep for my current family lifestyle was not sustainable. My kitchen helper loved helping me “feed” the starter in the morning before school and discover the bubbles that grew by bedtime. We made a few loaves, but there was always something missing, too dense, not enough flavor or didn’t rise enough. If bread has been made all around the world for thousands of years, there must be a way I can bake bread for my family.

After several attempts making bread with a sourdough starter, I didn’t want to give up on my goal. I decided to seek out a recipe that didn’t require a starter and have the homemade sourdough loaf attributes. This led me to the recipe found on Half Baked Harvet’s blog. It claimed to be a “cheaters” version of the bread baking challenge and I was ready to give this bread one last try. Success! Even though this bread didn’t require a starter, it still maintained the various phases of the dough rising that I became familiar with on my other attempts. This does require time, but I knew it would result in a better final product. Making homemade bread for your family is doable.  You just need to know what your family lifestyle can adjust to. I hope in the future I can revisit making a starter and baking loaves of bread on a regular basis, but for now I consider this goal met and I’m already planning my next challenge.

What baking challenge do you want to conquer? Leave a comment below

Recipe Source: Half Baked Harvest

Homemade Sourdough Bread For Beginners
Homemade Sourdough Bread For Beginners
Homemade Sourdough Bread For Beginners
Homemade Sourdough Bread For Beginners
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One thought on “Learn How To Make Sourdough Bread Without A Starter

  1. Wow does that look great….I can smel it from here….like the recipe layout with printing icon for quick paper copy. AOB Chatham

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