National Sourdough Bread Day is an annual American holiday devoted to sourdough bread. This recipe has been known for centuries and is actively used in baking. The holiday is celebrated on April 1 and is a great excuse to buy a freshly baked loaf of bread and enjoy its great taste!
Bread on sourdough began to be made in the second half of the 19th century with the discoveries of Louis Pasteur in the field of microbiology. Microorganisms that provoke fermentation were found. They could be used in cooking for the purpose of intentional fermentation. Thus, a sourdough appeared that made it possible to prepare lush and very tasty bread. The new recipe was successfully used by French bakers.
Sourdough bread came to the United States during the Gold Rush. It began to gain popularity in California, specifically in San Francisco. This recipe took root in the culture of the city for many years, and sourdough bread itself became a culinary symbol. It is the appearance of this product in our country that marks National Sourdough Bread Day!
To make such bread, lactobacilli are added to the dough. Their use allows the active production of acids. The bread acquires its original slightly tart taste with a pleasant sourness and a set of unique flavors and aromas, which became available as a result of the fermentation process.
- Consumption of bread on sourdough can improve intestinal function, as well as saturate the body with amino acids, vitamins and protein of plant origin.
- Due to the natural breakdown of flour into simple substances in the process of preparing the dough, thanks to acids and enzymes, the final product is much easier for the body to digest.
- The key feature of sourdough bread is its porous structure and slightly sour taste.
How to celebrate
Buy freshly baked bread from a bakery to enjoy the taste. Surprise your family and friends by making your own sourdough bread. Recipes can easily be found on the Internet. You can also watch tutorial videos.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users what kind of bread they like best: regular or sourdough? Why?
When is National Sourdough Bread Day celebrated in 2023?
National Sourdough Bread Day is observed on April 1 each year.