Sourdough is the oldest form of leavened bread and was used at least as early as ancient Egypt. It was probably discovered by accident when bread dough was left out and good microorganisms – wild yeast – drifted into the mix, resulting in giving the bread a lighter texture and better taste.
Sourdough is so popular right now. Unlike other types of bread, sourdough doesn’t require dry yeast. It requires “wild yeast,” which is present in all flour. When you combine flour with water, you’ve got your sourdough starter — and neither flour nor water are going anywhere.
Now, there’s a brand new company in Trowbridge that bakes and supplies this fantastic and nutritious bread – find out more here.