After selling our business, suddenly after years of working usually more than one job and sometimes more than two, I found myself with a lot of time on my hands. This led to finding places like this blog and a few others that got me interested in prepping for what many of us see coming…. Darker days ahead.
With that in the back of my mind I got to thinking it might be good to be able to make my own bread. So, knowing nothing at all about bread making except it looked like a lot of work, I started with a book titled Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, which you can get on Amazon if you want, and started making their basic bread recipe. After making this very simple bread for a while I got to thinking some more and realized that if things got bad, I’d not be able to go to the store and get things like yeast, so I began to look into how to make my bread without needing active dry, or instant yeast from the grocery store. This led me to thinking about sourdough, the original ancient way of leavening bread.