It’s Not Sourdough, It’s Levain

My levain, photo by Martin Edic

They’re related but not the same

Based on the craze for baking with dough starters that blossomed during the Covid shutdown, and the concurrent unavailability of commercial yeast, information on these ancient methods of leavening dough spread across the Internet. Google ‘starter, sourdough, or breadmaking’ and you’ll see dozens of tutorials, articles, videos, and recipes on the subject…

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