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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 11, 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 6:30-8 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.”

Samples, instructions and starters to take home will be included during the workshop.

“People can purchase starters or make their own,” Minster said. “Participants in the workshop will get some of my own culture to take home with them. 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. The registration deadline is February 4.

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

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About White Violet Center for Eco-Justice

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, teaches, cares and inspires for all creation. More information about White Violet Center for Eco-Justice may be found at WhiteViolet.org.

About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 250 women religious, with more than 280 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Jason Moon

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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For inquiries or information, contact Jason Moon at jmoon@spsmw.org or 812-535-2810.