You are here: Home » Baking » Making Bread and Pancakes with Sourdough Starter Making Bread and Pancakes with Sourdough Starter Baking,Cooking How-To,How-To,Recipes http://relish.com/articles/making-bread-and-pancakes-with-sourdough-starter/ April 18, 2011 Starting sourdough and baking bread is the most fun science experiment ever. http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/88x704.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint I didn't keep a diary as a kid. I did, however, keep a list of emergency supplies I'd need in the event I happened upon a time machine: formulas for soap, remedies for stomach ailments and, most importantly, a recipe for sourdough starter. Starters, those homemade slurries of flour, water, yeast and sugar, are the backbone of great breads. Since the days of Byzantium and Phaeronic Egypt, little bits of natural candida have been dropping from the ether and fermenting blobs of flour and water. Baking a crusty loaf is an excellent way to win over the locals in any century. By Gesine Prado, a food writer in Worcester, Vt. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Classic Sourdough Bread Become your own artisanal baker with this wonderful, Old World-style sourdough recipe.