Are you TERRIFIED that you’ll never be able to eat bread again? Have you heard so many trendy diets tell you that bread is bad, that it makes you fat, causes disease, leaky gut, and other scary ailments? Or maybe you know the health benefits of bread, you just don't think you'd ever be able to make your own?
I've had the same fears! But now, Sourdough Bread is one of the top foods we’d recommend that you add to your diet. The low-carb craze never ends, it just changes names. Keto. Atkins. Paleo. But carbs in the form of bread CAN be a part of a healthy diet. Fully fermented sourdough bread is the key, and we will show you why and how to make your own healthy sourdough bread.
Sweet Friend, I'm Darie Estill, and I LOVE bread! About 15 years ago, I started taking my family on a real-food journey. But there was a catch--I don't like food unless it tastes really good! My goal became to eat healthy food that was delicious. A few years later when my daughter Georgia-Kate was 6 years old, her teeth were cavity-ridden and she craved only grains and sugar. I knew enough to know that these symptoms meant a serious gut issue. What's a mother to do? Calmly freak out, of course! I was so afraid that she would be gluten sensitive and I could absolutely NOT put my family on a gluten-free diet. In my mind, we may as well starve to ourselves to death.
I began a new chapter in our healthy-eating journey--searching out how to make sourdough bread that's easy and tastes amazing. It took over 3 years and many loaves of dense, sour bread to get to where we are today and to be able to take others on an easier path than the one I traveled. I hope that you have far fewer bricks (or none at all) and many more delightful ones!
When we owned our restaurant, Carolina became our head bread baker. She made hundreds of loaves of focaccia for our signature sandwiches. She's great at thinking out-of-the-box when it comes to creative recipes twists and joins me in our bread course videos.
Our Sourdough Simplified Bread Course is just that--A simple and easy way for you to bake sourdough bread right in your own home. You don't have to search for healthy bread you can eat anymore!
We'll be by your side the whole way, answering questions as you have them and cheering you on. It couldn't be easier.
Every family should have sourdough bread on their table. It's a basic, traditional, real food that people have eaten for millennia and for good reason.
Not only is it easy to make, there are lots of other amazing reasons to bake your own sourdough bread. Here are a few...
Caring for a starter isn't complicated! We'll show you everything you need to know about your bread starter, including sample schedules.
We'll share tips and projects for creating a warm, welcoming home.
From gluten to phytic acid, we'll teach you why YOUR family needs to be eating sourdough bread.
You'll learn our favorite recipes like sandwich loaves, cinnamon pastry loaves, tortillas, and more!
We'll teach you a few tricks that will assure a light texture and deeply flavored bread.
"As a volunteer chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation, teaching others about how harmful nutrient-binding phytates found in legumes, nuts, seeds, and grains can be reduced by proper preparation like sprouting, soaking, or fermentation, I was thrilled to take Darie's sourdough class! It is rare to find true sourdough bread in stores, as most of it also contains yeast (and often other questionable ingredients). Darie demystified the process with step-by-step, hands-on directions even I--who usually get confused with many steps to follow--was able to come away with the process under my belt enough to start baking sourdough bread (and some specialty sourdough breads) on a weekly basis for my own family. Our favorite is the cinnamon cranberry pecan bread! Toasted with butter, it's a delicious, nutrient-dense breakfast! I would highly recommend Sourdough Bread Simplified, because I learned more than I ever imagined. I had read many books about making bread but just wasn't able to get the results I wanted. This class has given me the confidence to make excellent bread every time. "
"Through the years I had tried to make sourdough bread, only to find out we couldn't stomach it, either due to being too sour or too chewy and tough! I gave up! Back to the old yeast bread that I had made for years. I hated to continue spending precious time and money just to throw it out. Along comes Darie's sourdough bread class. Hmmm...Was her bread really any better than what I had tried to make?? The taste/texture was amazing!! I could hardly tell it was sourdough, and it had a delicious taste! The lessons learned were invaluable and couldn't all be put in book form. Some things you can only learn by walking along with someone as you follow the process. And now, we have sourdough breads of all types and enjoy all of them! We even make some to sell, with very happy customers!! It was definitely worth the time and money! Terri Taylor of Taylor Farms "
"I had the best experience ever when I took a Sourdough Bread making class from Darie and Carolina. I was given the confidence I needed to make bread on my own. I had built it up in my head, that as much as I wanted to learn how to make my own bread, my experiences of making my own sourdough bread had always turned out bad. I was able to make it, and it tastes good! I definitely would take any class they would be teaching!"
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