A Sourdough Safari

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Bread has been around for a long time and yeast has ever been an important part of bread making.  Time was, if a baker wanted to buy yeast then he had to get it from the local brewer as it is only quite recently that yeast has become available commercially.  Most makers of bread chose instead to capture their own wild yeast, a practice that is less common today.  So it is in the spirit of tradition and adventure that I intend to embark on a grand safari to go forth and capture wild yeast and its companion bacteria lactobacillus to make my own sourdough starter. Continue reading