All sourdough starters have a history behind them. A romantic tale of travel across the globe and changing hands from generation to generation, it's all very lovely. Sometimes the origins of a starter are unclear and sometimes they even cause arguments! Fact is that your starter is unique to you, so start your own history.
Sweet potatoes I feel are often overlooked in favour of a butternut, but they have the softest, sweetest flesh and most incredible flavour.
It doesn’t take much to make a amazing meal to go with homemade bread. A few super tasty salads like this one, some cured meats and a baked cheese really make the bread the star of the show
Does the type of yeast I use, fresh or dry, make the final bread taste any different?
YES. I believe so! I always use fresh yeast when possible, although I do have a few dry sachets in the cupboard for when I am in a proper pinch.
Fresh yeast has real character and it may sound silly, but I feel like the resulting bread tastes more bready! There is a much more satisfying and moreish flavour to a loaf made with fresh than one made with dry. Whenever I am in that pinch and have to use dry yeast, my bread always tastes like it is lacking a little something, like it's not as great as it could be!
I am yet to be tested in a blind taster but I feel like I could tell the difference easily.