Herman Sourdough
May 6th, 2022 | Back to Blog Listing


Herman Sourdough just after I took it out of the oven
So this is basically the holy grail of sourdough breads. It's a complex process and as I've baked many dozens of breads over the past several months, I naturally wanted to give the most difficult bread a go. And I couldn't be happier that I did. While it was a tedious process that took 15 full days just to prepare the dough, it was well worth it.

Herman Sourdough is still a sourdough and so it still uses a starter that has that unique sour smell to it (like a beer tap), but the twist with Herman is that it's much sweeter. The starter is a careful blend of sugar, milk, and flour. And unlike a typical sourdough starter that specifically requires a warm environment in which to thrive, Herman lives in the fridge. It's an extremely unique bread and has an absolutely delicious flavor profile.

I recorded a few videos shortly after I ate my first slice of it and I'll just go ahead and leave them below.