BLACK DEATH - Zourdough Sourdough Starters

BLACK DEATH - Zourdough Sourdough Starters

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: yeast, flour, water

WELL HELLO THERE: YOU EITHER GOT LUCKY AND LANDED HERE ON THIS LISTING OR YOU CAME FROM OUR ZOURDOUGH WEBSITE. IN ANY CASE, HERE, THROUGH THIS ETSY SHOP ARE ALL OUR ZOURDOUGH SOURDOUGH STARTERS AND ALWAYS ON SALE:>
THE OTHER GREAT THING IS, WE SHIP 1K UNITS A WEEK, BY GOING THROUGH THIS LISTING, YOUR ORDER JUMPS IMMEDIATELY TO THE TOP OF THE ORDER LIST, WHICH MEANS IT SHIPS OUT FIRST THE NEXT DAY, ALOT OF THE TIME, IT WILL SHIP THE SAME DAY DEPENDING ON THE TIME YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER. WELL EXCEPT FOR SUNDAYS.

IF YOU SUBSCRIBED ON OUR ZOURDOUGH WEBSITE, YOU WILL ALSO BE THE FIRST NOTIFIED WHEN WE RELEASE ANY NEW SOURDOUGH STARTERS, WE CURRENTLY HAVE 16 DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF SOURDOUGH YEAST IN OUR ARCHIVES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ORDER, AND REMEMBER
HAVE FUN
CHRIS


Bavarian "Black Death" Sourdough Starter Circa 1633



THIS STARTER DISAPPEARED OVER A YEAR AGO, WE ARE BRINGING IT BACK TO CONTINUE ITS HISTORY.

WE PERSONALLY CAN NOT VERIFY ITS STORY, BUT IT IS A GOOD STORY AND MAKES A GREAT SOURDOUGH BREAD!!!



I maintain a repository for rare and historic cultures that are being preserved for future generations. These historic cultures are now becoming available to the general public.



I believe this culture to be one of the finest European starters available. It makes the wonderful bread that has become associated with the southern part of Germany. And, as one would expect, it comes with quite an interesting and rich history as well. Oral history indicates that this starter dates back to around the period of Germany?s Black Death (1633) and originated in or near the town of Oberammergau. It literally took me years to track down a reliable German culture from this time period.



I was able to find this strain from a single family who had been handing it down through many generations. Note: One has to remember that commercial yeast for bread making wasn?t available until the 1920's. The only way families and bakeries could bake leavened bread prior to this was by having a reliable starter. With the advent of commercial yeast, most folks simply tossed out the starters they had been using for years.



This is the only historic German starter I?ve been able to locate that has been passed down through one single family for almost 400 years. The bread it leavens is absolutely fabulous. Having been born and raised in Bavaria (not far from Oberammergau), I remember this as the bread I ate as a young child in the 1950?s. How fortunate I was in having found it. It is one of my favorite starters and now I share it with you.



Upon payment, you will be mailed the authentic ?Bavarian Black Death? dried starter. There are no bulk fillers or commercial yeast

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Jessica Polke Mar 14, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived quickly. Very active. My first two loaves ever made went really well and were delicious!

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5 out of 5 stars

Made my first batch of bread with this. Great starter!

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Judi Shea-Vaillancourt Oct 29, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I am so glad to have found Zourdough all of the starters are great. I now have a log of dried starter saved in freezer in case I screw up my starter.

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Jack Apr 17, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

My first time making the sourdough starter and making sourdough bread. The starter was very easy to make and is really potent stuff. My first sourdough following a really good step by step recipe was a huge success making a very tasty sourdough.

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