Learn to make sourdough bread Sep 19

Sourdough bread is the oldest-known type of leavened bread – dating back to ancient Egypt – many of us in this country connect sourdough with San Francisco. French bakers brought the technique with them to California during the Gold Rush, and prospectors took it along to Alaska when following the trail to gold.

The age-old technique for baking sourdough bread will be demonstrated at the 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, Breads of the World program in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio. The free class is open to adults and teens age 13 and older. Registration is required and begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, online at www.fdlpl.org, click Calendar.

Home sourdough enthusiast and UW-Fond du Lac Associate Professor David Demezas will explain the process and walk through the steps – including starting and keeping sourdough starter. Demezas has been making sourdough for years and has perfected the technique, turning out loaves as enticing as any on Fisherman’s Wharf.

Breads of the World in the Idea Studio features a different country’s bread every third Tuesday of the month taught by professional and amateur cooks from around the area. Registration for each program begins online at 9:30 a.m. two weeks before the program. Coming up:

  • Oct 17: Mexican pan de muertos
  • Nov 21: Italian ciabatta
  • Dec 19: Danish aebleskiver

In the photo: A recent loaf made by instructor David Demezas.


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