Sourdough September for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Friday, September 1st. There are until the next observance.

Sourdough September is honored all month long, and it’s the type of promotion that makes our hearts sing. The program is part of the Real Bread Campaign. If you’re wondering why, the answer is in the name. Sourdough bread is a delectable, excellent bread. It’s also stunning! Everything about sourdough screams “hygge” and a happy, fulfilling existence. The yeast needs time to ferment and make that thick, lovely bread. That loaf of perfection that the world is always grabbing and photographing Baking sourdough is, in many ways, a metaphor for life. The finest things take time, love, and patience to create. This month’s goal is straightforward: to urge people to buy authentic sourdough bread. Better still, create your own sourdough bread.

📆 When is Sourdough September?

This year, Sourdough September is on September 1st. It is the 1st Friday in September; in 2024, it is on Sunday.

Countdown to Sourdough September

Did you know: When gold rush workers utilized a particular bread to bake delectable loaves, San Francisco sourdough was formed.

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📜 History of Sourdough September

While bread comes in a variety of forms and sizes, one thing they all have in common is the leavening process. Nobody knows how or when the approach was discovered. The ancient Egyptians kept the first records. Some hypotheses link the growth of bread manufacturing to the rise of alcohol brewing. But, in the absence of sufficient proof, they remain just that: speculations.
All leavened bread contains naturally occurring yeast prior to the development of commercial yeast. For the uninitiated, this means that bread has always risen slowly. As a result, every loaf of bread was sourdough. A simple tour of several kitchens throughout the world demonstrates this. Ethiopians produce injera using wild yeast. Fermentation is used to manufacture ogi in Ghana and Nigeria. Sourdough was a common technique in Germany before the popularity of brewer’s yeast. Sourdough recipes from France dating back to the 17th century are available around the world. The recipes call for a starter that has been fed and raised three times before being mixed into the dough. It’s hardly surprising that the French have long been picky about good bread. After all, the life of a baker isn’t supposed to be simple.
The allure of sourdough bread lies in the time and patience required. The magic takes its own time. But, as we all know, it is well worth the effort. The breadmaking business was not convinced. With the arrival of commercial yeasts, sourdough sank into obscurity. Commercial yeasts enable speedier, more efficient, and less labor-intensive manufacturing. Sourdough baking was no longer viable. Bakers shifted their focus to the baguette, a faster-rising bread.
But it appears like we’ve gone full circle today. Sourdough has resumed its place in the limelight thanks to television baking and Instagram. We’ve seen sourdough passions reignite or new interests emerge.

☑️ Sourdough September facts

It’s quintessentially San Francisco
San Francisco sourdough is more tangy and delicious than others.

Is it the weather?
People have said that the San Francisco fog is good for a certain kind of bacteria that makes the tasty sourdough.

Unusual methods
Rumor has it that in the 1800s, California miners snuggled with their starters at night to keep the yeast alive.

Things to do on Sourdough September

Join a sourdough class
Sourdough Everyone is encouraged to bake and try sourdough in September. Find a class near you to learn and enjoy.

Support small independent sourdough bakeries
What could be better than bakeries? local bakeries that sell authentic sourdough! Buy from them and offer them some love online as well.

Eat sourdough
All we need is some sourdough bread with hummus or avocado. A chocolate and strawberry topping would also be delicious. We believe that sourdough enhances the flavor of any topping!

📅 Sourdough September Observances

2023 September 1 Friday
2024 September 1 Sunday
2025 September 1 Monday
2026 September 1 Tuesday
2027 September 1 Wednesday

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