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Elaine Boddy: A Conversation with the Sourdough Whisperer

Elaine Boddy is a sourdough baker, cookbook writer and teacher, but mostly a sourdough ‘simplifier’. The key focus of everything she does, and shares, is to show how truly simply sourdough can be made. She removes the complication and unnecessary steps, and often the fear, that can come with making sourdough. Elaine shows bakers all over the world how they can easily make their own healthy, tasty bread, week in, week out, in their home kitchens, to suit their lifestyle and timings. She has a website, Foodbod Sourdough, a YouTube channel and a new podcast, The Foodbod Pod.

Website: https://foodbodsourdough.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elaine_foodbod/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodbodsourdough

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/foodbodSourdough

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Elaine fell in love with baking sourdough bread
  • Tips on making a thriving sourdough starter and what flour to use
  • How Elaine developed her master sourdough recipe and why it works so well
  • Why she starts with a cold oven and leaves the lid on!
  • Her advice on using pasta and vegetable water on bread
  • Using hydration percentage to control the strength of the dough
  • Tips on making and shaping baguettes without the bother
  • And much more!

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