Sourdough Bread celebrates this delicious ancient bread that dates back in history to at least 3700 B.C. Sourdough is made by a long fermentation of the dough by using a naturally occurring lactobacilli bacteria and wild yeasts. This type of leavening was used prior to science learning the process of cultivating yeasts. The sour taste and aroma of the Sourdough Bread is still a taste so many people around the world love. So enjoy some Sourdough Bread on Sourdough Bread Day!
As one of the world’s oldest bread recipes, sourdough bread is a bread best known to improve any sandwich. The process of making sourdough is one that is different from most breads. The process starts with a fermentation of the dough. This is possible through the use of lactobacilli and yeasts. By creating the bread in this way, it causes the slightly sour taste that we all know and love for sourdough bread.
History of Sourdough Bread
Sourdough bread has a long history, which is no surprise due to it being one of the oldest breads. It is believed to have first been made in the time of the ancient Egyptians around 1500 BC. The bread made in ancient times greatly resembled the bread we know and love today and was commonly used up until the middle ages. Sourdough bread saw a resurgence in California during the gold rush. This bread was so popular that it became a common name for gold prospectors. This bread also travelled once again and became popular in Alaska and western Canada.
This bread remains a large part of Californian culture to this day. San Francisco is most famous for their sourdough bread. In contrast to other bread bakeries, the bread made in California has been in continuous production since 1849. Some bakeries can even trace their starters back to 1849 during the gold rush. Sourdough bread remains a menu staple for many San Francisco restaurants.