This Pumpkin Sourdough Focaccia Is the Perfect Partner for Any Stew

Fall baking season is well under way and this pumpkin sourdough focaccia recipe is an ideal loaf to eat all season long. Your well-meaning, bread-baking friend gave you some sourdough starter—or you...

Intercontinental Study Sheds Light on the Microbial Life of Sourdough

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

"Abstract: Humans have relied on sourdough starter microbial communities to make leavened bread for thousands of years, but only a small fraction of global sourdough biodiversity has been character...

Using a Dutch Oven for Bread Recipes That Don't Call For It

by tetraneutron 8 months ago

I've been baking a lot of sourdough and rye bread, and I bought a ceramic dutch oven and I get much better oven spring with it. But a lot of recipes just want you to bake it on a parchment, with we...

Marla Bakery & Catering opening soon in Windsor, Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

A year ago, the popular Marla Baker & Restaurant in San Francisco announced that it would be closing and moving to Santa Rosa. Huh, what, how cool! was my reaction to that news and I've been keepin...

Secret Bakery | Salinas & Greenfield

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

One of this season's farmers market discoveries is Secret Bakery, vending at the Oldtown Salinas market on Saturday morning's or at Flora's Farm in Greenfield on Sundays. The cottage baker works ma...

Ad Astra Bread Company | Other Brother Beer Co - Seaside

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

So I've just learned that Ron Mendoza has been giving away his test batches of bread this week of the soon to open Ad Astra Bread Company located inside Other Brother Beer Company brewery. However,...

Bakers Against Racism Cookies by Ad Astra in Seaside

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The Bakers Against Racism movement created the world's biggest bake sale on Saturday, June 20, uniting thousands of professional and home bakers across 16 countries and more than 200 U.S. cities to...

Grow sourdough and contribute to science

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Forwarded from the University of California Cooperative Extension: "The Dunn lab at NC State wants YOUR help with an enormous study they're conducting to understand how geography and flour type ...

Table Talk w/ Tara Jensen: Quarantine Baking Edition

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 1 year ago

With the country on lockdown these past few months, baking has seen a major boom in quarantine kitchens. From comforting loaves of sourdough to fluffy cakes, cookies, and whole lot in between, baki...

"Capture wild microbes and turn them into bread – for science!"

by MikeG 1 year ago

I don't think this has been posted before, but particularly in light of the recent spate of sourdough-related posts/threads, I thought some people might be interested in contributing (data) to this...

Bread making

by emeldag 1 year ago

I have been trying to make sourdough bread without success. My levan never floats even after 15 hours . What is the secret of making what is supposed to be an easy bread? I wonder if one could d...

Sourdough Starter from Acme Bread in Ferry Plaza

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Acme Bread's bakery in Ferry Plaza has been giving away sourdough starter on a first come, first served basis. This video from Michael, an Acme baker, shows how to refresh the starter. Acme Bre...

Sourdough Bread

by raberbm 4 years ago

I'm ready to make a loaf of sourdough bread and I'm wondering if the enamel covered metal pan with lid will work. Its one of those blue ones with white speckles.

Bernal Heights sourdough starter giveaway

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In the time of novel Coronavirus when the shut-in populace is cooking at home and bakers yeast is sold out from every source, neighbors in San Francisco are sharing sourdough starter. This offer w...

Sourdough Starter not rising and hardly any bubbles

by jdauray 1 year ago

I purchased a sourdough starter in 2019, which I never used, and was a month expired. The quarantine had just started so I thought I would still try it. I also figured I would try one from scratch ...

SF Sourdough Revisited

by mtskeeter 7 years ago

Thank you for all of the very helpful responses! Can someone comment on why there is only one game in town (Boudin) when it comes to sourdough bakeries? Did the old bakeries up and die and take the...

Grover Beach Sourdough | SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In November I had a chance to check out Grover Beach Sourdough for the morning meal. Open for six months at that point by SF Bay Area escapees who also operate The Spoon Trade Restaurant across the...

Sourdough Starter Help?

by Briennewitt 3 years ago

I started a sourdough starter last week using Nancy Silvertons method. I fed it last night and again this morning but it doesn’t look very active. Is this normal?

I killed my sourdough starter, help!

by Chandler114 3 years ago

So....I have this starter, feed it every other day, it's nice and active, beautiful. I wanted to make some bread so I pulled it out at 11 am, fed it, did some stuff and around 2 pm it didn't rise a...