Wild yeast baking experiment

Sam’s teacher invited parents in to talk about things they are really passionate about. I offered to talk about baking with wild yeast sourdough starter, so last week I brought in my starter and showed the kids how to get dough going, let it rise, proof overnight, and then bake (and eat!) the bread. We also experimented with different sugars for the yeast to “eat” during the fermentation process. Feed The Beast!.

Testing which sugar source (complex or simple carbohydrate, sucrose or fructose) the yeast likes to "eat."

Testing which sugar source (complex or simple carbohydrate, sucrose or fructose) the yeast likes to “eat.”

The finished product met with approval!

The finished product met with approval!

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