Step into the home kitchen of Bridget Lancaster from America's Test Kitchen for a lesson on sourdough starters. In this audio segment, Bridget takes you through the steps of getting a successful starter going, and how to then use it for making loaves of sourdough bread. Spoiler alert: It's easier than you think. Bridget says, "If you've ever had a goldfish, and you've kept alive for more than a couple months, you can make sourdough." Sounds easy enough, let's get to work.
Listen to Bridget's audio above, then learn more about the process from this article on how to make your own sourdough starter provided to The Splendid Table by Cook's Illustrated. Once you get your starter built up, try your these recipes for Almost No Knead Sourdough Bread and Classic Sourdough Bread (Pain au Levain) from America's Test Kitchen.
Audio segment produced by Ari Daniel.
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