Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sourdough Away!

I mixed up my sourdough...um...dough...today.

It's in the fridge, where it will be resting and rising for the next 14 hours or so. 

In the meantime, if you're interested in why sourdough is so dang good for you, here are a few things to chew on (and be grateful for, since it is Graituesday!):

1.  It lasts longer!  That's right - the combo of bacteria and yeast make the grain in your bread more resistant to mold and stale-ification (I made that word up.)

2.  It's easy to digest!  Be honest...do whole grains make you...um...*gassy?*  Yeah.  You're not alone.  That's cuz it's HARD to digest when it hasn't been broken down a little.  Again...bacteria and yeast double up to break down the hard to process stuff in wheat and even make white flour better for your bod.

3.  It's cheap.  That's right...the bacteria and yeast in sourdough starters are pulled directly from the air around it.  So you won't have to spend any yen on yeast.  It's like pulling money right out of the air!

4.  It's easy.  All you have to do to catch those yummy yeasts and bubbly bacteria is mix up some water and flour and leave it on your counter.  It requires a little planning, sure.  But that ain't hard.

Got any more reasons why you LOVE sourdough???  Post 'em!

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