Frisco Baking Company

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May 13, 2013

What Makes Great Sourdough Bread

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If you have ever been to San Francisco, then you may have heard about or tasted their traditional sourdough bread. If you have not, then make sure to put it on your bucket list! San Francisco is a city that is greatly known for their tangy, delicious sourdough bread. The making of sourdough bread is not easy and is a great culinary art. If you do decide to visit the beautiful city of San Francisco, be sure to try their delectable traditional sourdough bread. If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area however, Frisco Baking Company provides the most authentic experience you can have.

What makes sourdough bread so tasteful and unique is the complex flavor and texture. Sourdough bread is distinctive because the baker does not have to use any store-bought yeast. Commercial yeast is yeast that is store-bought, coming in small packages. Sourdough bread features a combination of yeast and bacteria that arises naturally from microorganisms in flour. The biggest variation between sourdough bread and the “regular” bread bought or baked today is the source of the yeast. The bacteria contained in the bread is what gives sourdough bread its characteristic sour flavor, while the yeast allows the bread to rise. The yeast and bacteria that is naturally found in flour are activated by mixing in water and leaving it in a warm environment. Frisco Baking Company takes no shortcuts when making our delicious sourdough bread. It spends 12 hours in the holding box before it is even created. While this old school method of bread takes time and effort, the final result is well worth it!

Tsourdough breadhere are many different types of sourdough bread that can be made by using slightly different ingredients. For example, baking with a wheat sourdough starter makes the loaf fluffy, even when combined with rye flour. The type of bread desired results from what is put into the starter. If a person is looking for a more dense center of the bread, then a rye sourdough starter is desired. If a person enjoys a bread with a more “fluffy” center, then a wheat starter is preferred.The most important feature of bread made with “sourdough yeast” rather than “packaged yeast” is the chewy texture. Every country has their own traditional type of sourdough bread and it all comes down to what is preferred by an individual.The quality in sourdough bread is made by a long fermentation of dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeasts. The texture of the bread is made from an individual’s personal preference. Whether it be a soft or more dense texture, the result depends on what is added into the starter. Every person has different tastes and ideals, so the bread is baked to match the taste a person desires.

Frisco Baking Company has been producing authentic San Francisco style sourdough bread for commercial and personal use for over 50 years. All of our sourdough comes from our recipes passed on from generation to generation and is 100% trans fat free and no preservatives.
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