To celebrate Sourdough September, we have delved into the history of the brilliant and versatile sourdough.
Like many bakes, sourdough was supposedly created by accident in Egypt. Sourdough is made by yeast fermenting with ingredients (usually flour and water). There are many stories and we cannot be sure, however, Egyptians are known to have enjoyed their beer-brewing and bread-making. The general idea is that the dough was mixed with beer or mixed with wild yeast spores in the air from the brewing process which gave the bread a higher rise than usual.