A Course by Farmhouse on Boone
Sourdough is on the rise! (Get it? It’s a bread pun!)
But a quick search of the internet will return literally millions of results. Who should you trust? How do you know what method to follow?
And then you see the supply list! Do you really need a special basket, a razor blade, and a scale to get started with sourdough?
How did something as basic as bread become so… complicated?
Hey there, I’m Lisa, from the blog, Farmhouse on Boone.
I got started baking with sourdough over a decade ago. Way before it became popular and internet trendy!
In fact, when I was learning about sourdough, I mostly had to wing it. I had some baking experience before, and wanted to see if I could recreate baked goods that I traditionally made with a yeast packet with sourdough starter instead.
And through a lot of trial and error, I found a simple way to make sourdough breads, cakes, cookies, and so much more.
What started as a desire to bake something good for my family ultimately grew into a wealth of experience that is so much easier than most people think. And certainly easier than many internet chefs make it look!
If you want to learn sourdough the simple way, this course is for you!
In Simple Sourdough, you will:
🍞 Make your own starter that is robust enough to bake your bread. – I’ve had my master starter for over 12 years and it is still going strong!
🥖 Bake your very first loaves of sourdough bread. – My tried-and-tested recipes will turn out great results for you. Practice makes perfect, and I promise, you’ll want to eat your experiments!
🍞 Improve your understanding of sourdough and bake better loaves. – Perfect your rising and proofing, make Instagram-worthy boules, and build your confidence as a sourdough baker.
🥖 Expand your repertoire with specialty loaves and a variety of flours. – Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be amazed how versatile sourdough can really be!
🍞 Download my Complete Recipe Book. It includes every recipe I’ve ever published for sourdough. That’s over 130 delicious recipes!
Plus, as a Simple Sourdough student, you’ll get access to our private Facebook group!
In this group, you’ll get hands-on support from me and your fellow bakers. It’s a place to show your work, encourage others, and get help when you need it.
Simple Sourdough students will also get first access to my new recipes. You’ll be an official Farmhouse on Boone taste tester! 😋 Yum!
Who is this course for?
This course is for every kind of sourdough baker. The wonderful thing about sourdough is that there is always something to learn!
We all come to sourdough with our own levels of experience and motivations for learning the art of sourdough baking.
Do any of these sound like you?
- The brand new baker who wants to start out on a sourdough journey with a great foundation
- The not-my-first-boule baker who is looking to try new techniques
- The experienced baker who wants to find a community of other bakers to share recipes and tips and tricks with
- The health-conscious home cook who finds the long-fermentation process healing in more ways than one
- The do-it-yourself homesteader who wants to simplify and return to traditional bread baking methods
- The Instagram-inspired explorer who dreams of beautiful breads that taste as good as they look
Then Simple Sourdough is for you!
Lisa Bass is the content creator behind the home and lifestyle blog, Farmhouse on Boone. After working diligently on her blog, and social media channels, for just under two and a half years she was able to create a full-time income for her family. She started her online work in late 2015, as a stay at home mom, and had every intention of bringing her husband home from his day job. After making this dream a reality, she created an online course to teach others to do the same, and believes wholeheartedly that it is possible for anyone willing to put in the work!
Sourdough baking has exploded in popularity in recent years. And it’s easy to see why! The return to a slower baking process brought so much peace and contentment to people, as it does for me and so many other bakers.
But did you know that this method of rising bread from a sourdough starter is actually ancient?
Once upon a time, the tradition of keeping a sourdough starter and rising breads from native yeasts was passed down from generation to generation. (Even the starter itself would be handed down!)
In fact, prior to the isolation of yeast into the packet and quick leaveners like baking soda, a starter was the only way to rise baked goods!
But along the way, modernity found ways to isolate the yeast, make our flour shelf stable, and make feeding ourselves all around more convenient.
In many ways, these innovations are wonderful!
Yet, many people find modern breads tough on the gut, and even those of us with no intolerances can find most bread to be hard to digest.
As the world is returning to sourdough, we are rediscovering the holistic benefits of sourdough, as well as the pleasures of making a beautiful, delicious loaf of bread that does such a tremendous job of holding up our butter!
Whether you’re into sourdough for the health benefits, the slow-living pace of a long-ferment, or simply to expand your baking repertoire, I hope you’ll join me inside Simple Sourdough!
Start2.1 Supply List, Glossary of Terms, Conversion Chart
Start2.2 Making a Sourdough Starter Feeding Schedule
Start2.3 Quick Start: Make Your First Sourdough Starter (16:05)
Start2.4 The First 7 Days with Your Sourdough Starter (24:11)
Start2.5 Side-by-Side: New Starter Bakes vs. 12-Year-Old Starter Bakes (4:58)
Start2.6 Making a Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter (21:02)
Start2.7 Other Ways to Get Started with Sourdough