Authentic Eastern European Rye Sourdough Bread

Is your starter ready? Last week, I wrote about making your own sourdough starter from scratch using wild yeast. If your starter has been growing for 7 days or if you already have a ready-made starter, it’s time to make some authentic Eastern European rye bread! I literally grew up on that kind of bread, it’s a real diet staple in my contry, and I’d been missing it so much since moving to Spain. Then, I got a brilliant idea to try and make my own bread. Big success! I truly believe that Lithuanian dark rye bread is the best one in the world, and if you tasted it, I’m sure you would agree with me. Yes, there is the German one, the Russian one and the Scandinavian one, but none of them is as good as ours. Seriously! So today I’d like to share with you a recipe of the traditional Eastern European (or Lithuanian) rye sourdough bread with sunflower seeds (or any other seeds of your choice).

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How To Make Sourdough Bread Starter From Scratch Using Wild Yeast

In this part of the mini series, I’m going to show you how you can make your own sourdough starter from scratch. Trust me, you’ll feel so accomplished when it’s fully grown. It’s a bit like successfully growing a pet. Kind of. A sourdough starter like this doesn’t require any commercial yeast. All it needs is just two ingredients, and a bit of TLC. Making bread is so easy that every single household could make their own.

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