The Benefits of Long Sourdough Fermentation

Bread is made with flour, water and salt, and another important ingredient: time. Typically bakers choose between bakers’ yeast and sourdough to raise their dough. With bakers’ yeast, it’s possible to produce fresh out of the oven bread within 2 hours, but with sourdough you need more time. In fact to make good sourdough bread you need hours, sometimes even days, to arrive at your delicious bread. Is sourdough really worth the wait? It is! Just like with matured wines and cheeses, the extra time taken to make bread also results in more taste, and… new research shows that this extra time can even bring additional health benefits. Let us tell you more!