Introduce your kids to the secrets behind sourdough bread baking, a tradition the whole family can experience, share, and enjoy together.
Using three simple ingredients: water, flour and salt, Sourdough Baking with Kids teaches young bakers and their families about the science behind caring for active sourdough starter: how to create it, keep it alive, feed it when it’s hungry, and prepare it for baking.
Each recipe in this book includes different ingredients, colors, and techniques for parents and kids to craft their own bread loaves together. Along the way, families can pick up breadcrumbs such as changes to observe in the dough, fun facts about bread around the world, and little lessons on the patience and discipline behind the process.
Once the basics are under your belt, families can dive into kid-friendly breakdowns of sourdough loaf and sourdough discard recipes including yeast-based baked goods recipes.
Bake these and more fun and delicious recipes with your kids:
- Easy Same-Day Sourdough Loaf
- Purple Corn Sourdough Loaf
- Sweet S’more Sourdough Loaf
- English Muffins
- Chocolate Cherry Brownies
- Apple Galette
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
About the Author
Natasha Syanova is a Chicago-based mother of two and sourdough expert with over seven years of baking experience. In 2013, she attended Food Enthusiast classes at the French Pastry School in Chicago to understand how to professionally bake pastries from the industry’s best. By 2020, her platform @NatashasBaking was named by Forbes as one of the top bread influencers that are go-to references when you are learning to bake bread at home. She is constantly exploring chemistry methods, flour types, proofing techniques, and more—proving that beautiful bread is both a science and an art. Natasha brings the age-old secrets of successful bread baking to a new generation in her first book, Sourdough Baking with Kids.