If you’ve been on social media recently, you’ve seen that the pandemic has prompted a bread-making boon that has resulted in a yeast shortage.
Luckily, you don’t need yeast to make sourdough bread, which is made with a live fermented culture of flour and water as a natural leavening agent. This is a starter.
There are boundless internet resources available on how to make your own starter. Any grain-based flour will work, and you can make a gluten-free one. Just don’t forget to post about it online; you may inspire another amateur baker to jump on this quarantine trend.
– Kelsey Swithers, Bascom Communications & Consulting