Experts share tips on foods and dips to pair with sourdough bread

Making sourdough bread has become a phenomenon, with many beginners trying to bake the perfect loaf.

The process of making sourdough bread is not so simple.

It often takes trial and error to get it right. All sourdough making starts with a starter. The starter is a combination of flour and water that must be fed daily during development.

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Once you have established your starter, you can start baking your delicious bread.

If you don’t want to go through the trouble of making it yourself, you can always stop by your local bakery and buy a loaf or two of bread.

There are many foods that pair perfectly with freshly baked sourdough bread. (Andy Cross/Media News Group/Denver Post via Getty Images)

When you make or buy bread, you may find yourself wondering what to eat it with. Here’s our expert opinion on the best foods to pair with delicious sourdough slices.

  1. What is sourdough?
  2. What foods go best with sourdough?
  3. What kind of spread is ideal for sourdough?

1. What is sourdough?

Sourdough maintains the delicious, tangy flavor established throughout the manufacturing process.

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“Sourdough is not a specific ‘type’ of bread; it is a fermentation process that uses lactic acid bacteria and yeast in the environment. The lactic acid produced is what gives sourdough its sour taste,” says Caitlin of Madison Sourdough in Madison, Wisconsin. Zarovy says. he told FOX News Digital.

“You can make many types of bread using this process, and they’re all sourdough.”

2. What foods go best with sourdough?

There are so many unique varieties of delicious sourdough, so there are plenty of foods to pair them with.

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Making sourdough bread can be quite a time-consuming process, especially if you’re just starting out with a starter. (Laura Chase de Formigny for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

“Our plain and yogurt sourdoughs pair wonderfully with local salted butter or a tahini-grape molasses mix,” say Sara Moridpour and Sohail Fatih of La Saison Bakery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. he told Fox News Digital.

“Our cranberry-pecan and fig-walnut sourdoughs complement creamy soft French cheeses, and our pistachio-apricot sourdoughs are perfect for sparkling wine.”

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“Soups, stews, and braises go well with sourdough or anything saucy that requires dipping or scooping,” Zarovy says.

“Sourdough makes great sandwiches and toast. Leftover sourdough can be used to make bread pudding or strata, or to make croutons or breadcrumbs.”

3. What is the best spread for sourdough?

Sourdough can also be enhanced with delicious spreads or used in sandwiches layered with your favorite toppings.

sliced ​​sourdough bread

Sourdough is great for making hearty sandwiches. (Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

“Sourdough bread is often tough and hearty. Sourdough bread is a great base for hearty toppings that other soft-crust breads wouldn’t hold up to,” Zarovy said.

“Tartines (open-faced sandwiches) are a great use for sourdough. Nut butters, cheese, high-quality butter, and seasonal jams are all great toppings.”


“Our favorite spread/dip for sourdough bread is based on quality over quantity. All you need to enjoy a well-baked sourdough is French butter or a good extra virgin olive oil,” says Moridpour. said Fatih.

“These spreads enhance the flavor of our sourdough breads, creating authentic and delicious combinations without changing or adding texture.”

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