Starter Sourdough: The Step-by-Step Guide to Sourdough Starters, Baking Loaves, Baguettes, Pancakes, and More (Paperback)

Starter Sourdough: The Step-by-Step Guide to Sourdough Starters, Baking Loaves, Baguettes, Pancakes, and More By Carroll Pellegrinelli Cover Image
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Easy sourdough starter—for flawless finished bread.

For perfect sourdough bread, you need a healthy and happy starter—that yeasty concoction that gives sourdough its tangy, delicious flavor. Starter Sourdough helps you get the tricky starter process down pat, so you can have mouthwatering loaves, rolls, baguettes—and even cakes and cookies!

This guide simplifies the process of making your own starter so it's accessible to anyone, no matter your skill level. Keep your tasty new creation alive and thriving with the help of clear instructions accompanied by beautiful photographs. Then try your hand at baking Perfect Italian Sourdough, Sourdough Marble Rye Bread, Double Piecrust, Sourdough Pretzels, Sourdough Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts, and more.

Inside Starter Sourdough, you'll find:
  • Great start—Master the secret to a good sourdough bread using this basic starter recipe: just flour, water, and a little attention.
  • Creative variations—Craft whole grain breads, pizza dough, biscuits, and cake—there's a huge variety of recipes to explore, all from your starter.
  • Nonstop starter—Sustain a hearty, long-lasting starter with a simple weekly feeding schedule, so it will repay you in baked goods for years to come.

Put a unique twist on baked goods with Starter Sourdough!

About the Author

Carroll Pellegrinelli is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author who has been writing about baking for nearly 20 years.

Praise For…

“Expert baker Carroll Pellegrinelli takes the mystery out of sourdough bread baking in this comprehensive cookbook. With easy-to-follow instructions, Carroll guides you through the entire process, from starters and artisan loaves to sweet treats and how to use any leftover starter. This cookbook is a must-have for bread lovers!”—Diana Rattray, recipe developer, cookbook author, contributor at The Spruce Eats (

”I can think of no better authority to have at my side in the kitchen than longtime baker and cookbook writer Carroll Pellegrinelli. With her help, I finally have the confidence to not only keep a sourdough starter alive and healthy, but to use it in her many creative and delicious recipes! This book not only explains how to create and care for a starter from scratch, but also troubleshoots the many things that can go wrong, so even a beginning baker can have success.”—Jessica Harlan, author of The 5-Ingredient Vegetarian Pressure Cooker Cookbook and more

“San Francisco sourdough bakers have nothing on Carroll Pellegrinelli. Writing in an easy-to-follow style, Carroll shares the secrets of fermentation that turn a few ingredients, found in any kitchen, into a sourdough starter that can live on for generations. Create sourdough bread, cookies, pancakes—and more—the way cooks have for centuries by following Carroll’s user-friendly recipes in this must-have book for experienced bakers and neophytes alike.”—Debby Giusti, USA TODAY bestselling author of Her Secret Amish Past

Product Details
ISBN: 9781641521642
ISBN-10: 1641521643
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Pages: 158
Language: English