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WVC to host Baking Sourdough Breads

Learn various bread-baking basics, tips and tricks for creating and maintaining sourdough bread starters on Thursday, February 24, during a virtual workshop hosted by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (WVC), a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

The virtual workshop will take place from 6-8 p.m., and will be facilitated by Candace Minster.

Join by Zoom and learn sourdough bread making basics, tips, tricks and more on maintaining starters, as well as ideas for how to incorporate sourdough into a variety of other baked goods.

Minster said sourdough breads are much easier to make than most people realize.

“Sourdough breads are created with a living culture, also known as a starter, which houses millions of naturally-occurring bacteria and yeasts found in water, on flour, in the air and even on our hands,” she said. “This living culture/starter is used to leaven the bread instead of commercial dried or active yeast. Both kinds of yeast – commercial and wild ones found in sourdough – will cause the bread to rise, but they behave and taste differently from one another.”

Instructions and starters will be discussed during the workshop.

“People can purchase starters or make their own,” Minster said. “As long as a starter is well cared for, it can last indefinitely. There are bakeries that have maintained their starters for hundreds of years.”

Cost is $45, which includes instruction materials and a starter. A starter can be picked up at the White Violet Farm Store or shipped to your home. The registration deadline is February 16.

Register online here or by calling 812-535-2932 or emailing wvc@spsmw.org.

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Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.
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