However, all you really need to get a culture bubbling is some quality flour and pure water … ... 5 thoughts on “ Sourdough baking with Sarah Owens ” Sheila Patterson March 14, 2019 5:20 pm Reply. By: Sarah Owens In my book Sourdough I detailed how to begin a sourdough starter culture using a yeast water method whose vigor I find encouraging to many beginning bakers. We look at the art of making sourdough starter from the seed in the field to the delicious steaming bread loaf coming out of the oven. I brought on Sarah Owens, a James Beard Award-winning author, baker, and organic gardener. making sourdough starter, with sarah owens. I’m interested in growing all manner of things, so one photo in a new [read more…] Sourdough Rolls Sourdough Bread Starter Sourdough Recipes Bread Recipes Sourdough Pizza Starter Recipes Rye Bread Pasta Recipes Baking Tips. Never before had I used sourdough starter to make anything other than bread, but now I’ve tried it in cakes, cookies, popovers, even crackers. WHAT IS SOURDOUGH STARTER made of? Sarah Owens of BK17 Bakery in New York and Kentucky call the resulting starter the ‘mother’ because it will give birth to many different recipes. An interesting way to create a starter from scratch involves using raisins to make yeast water. The most important thing to remember is that sourdough is a living being. We look at the whole story and the importance of good ingredients when it comes to our health and that of our planet. The wild yeast adds a depth of flavour to these baked goods and a bubbly crumb. August 2020.