Frequently Asked Questions About Sourdough Bread
What Flour Is Sourdough Made From?
Sourdough is only formed by the reaction of flour and water with air. The flour to be used at this stage is entirely at the request of the producer.
In Pikan Bakery, we use our own sourdoughs, which we call Nazlı and Cumhur. In addition, we use rye or wheat flour, depending on the type of bread, to increase the healthy content of our breads.
Is Sourdough Bread Healthy?
Of course! Sourdough breads are at the top of the list of healthy breads with the probiotics, vitamins and minerals they contain.
At Pikan Fırın, we adopt traditional bread making and prepare healthy and well-formed breads with our special sourdoughs. He even combines sourdough with grains; We combine taste and health with multigrain sourdough breads.
How to Bake Sourdough Bread in Which Oven?
Sourdough breads can be baked in any oven that can reach the required temperature. Stone kilns or professional kilns will be the best kiln option. Sourdough bread is baked at an average of 200-250 degrees.
In Pikan Bakery, our sourdough breads are carefully prepared by our bread masters and then baked in large ovens while maintaining the appropriate temperature and humidity balance.
How to Make Sourdough Bread ?
Sourdough is obtained as a result of the reaction of flour and water with air. Keeping the dough in a dry and warm environment for one day is enough to start the fermentation process. Yeast is fed regularly every day for an average of 10 days. When it is ready, it is mixed into the dough of the bread.
In Pikan Bakery, where we carry out all these processes by hand, we make sourdough breads using our own production of sourdoughs called Nazlı and Cumhur.
How to Tell Sourdough Bread?
For your sourdough breads, it is porous, hard on the outside and crusty. In addition, these breads are heavy compared to other breads.
It is enough to take it in your hands to understand that Pikan Bakery sourdough breads are real sourdough breads. You can distinguish it by its weight. Or you can take a slice of bread and check its texture; If the inside is soft and porous, the outside is hard and crusty, then you have found the sourdough bread you are looking for.
What to Spread on Sourdough Bread ?
Of course, Pecan Friends, which you can reach by clicking here! Extra virgin olive oil will pair well with sourdough bread. Altın belen tahini and spruce peanut butters are also accompaniments that double their flavor when spread on sourdough breads.
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Why Is Sourdough Bread Hard?
Gas bubbles in the dough make the dough grow. Well-rested and increased sourdough dough, when suddenly exposed to high heat, hardens on the outside and acquires a porous and soft form on the inside. This is why sourdough breads are tough.
You can click here to try beautiful sourdough breads at Pikan Fırın, which combines pure and real breads with sourdough as if they were made in villages with completely natural methods.
How Long Does Sourdough Bread Leaven?
Sourdough dough is obtained by the reaction of flour and water with air. Yeast fed every day becomes healthier and stronger. At the end of an average of ten days, the fermentation process of sourdough is completed.
For a detailed explanation of this problem, you can take a look at the articles we shared in the section called “Sour Maya Academy” on our website by clicking here.
Sourdough Bread From Which Region?
Sourdough breads can be prepared in any geography, regardless of the regions, and are generally produced in Anatolia, in villages.
Bringing the pure, natural and real bread experience to the city, Pikan Bakery prepares various sourdough breads with different tastes and ingredients and offers them to the people of Antalya.
How Many Calories in 1 Piece of Sourdough Bread ?
On average, there are 321 calories in one sourdough village bread. Healthy protein and healthy carbohydrates make up most of these calories. The calorie of one sourdough village bread in Pikan Fırın is 223.
Here you can find our sourdough village bread, which is low in calories compared to the average but does not lose anything from its nutritional properties.
How Many Days Does Sourdough Bread Last?
Sourdough breads stay intact for several days after they are made, due to the probiotics they contain and natural fermentation. If you want to keep it intact for a longer period of time, you must fulfill the appropriate storage conditions.
The dough should be stored in a dark environment, covered with a little air. If you want to store it at room temperature, you should place the yeast in a dry place away from the sun. You can learn how to store sourdough bread in detail here.
What is the Difference of Sour Yeast?
Sourdough strengthens the immune system with the probiotics it contains. Since it is easy to digest, it does not cause indigestion. They are natural foods. It is sensitive to gluten intolerance and has important benefits for cardiovascular health.
You can reach the additional sourdough labor options from Pikan Bakery, which adds health to the dough, by clicking here.
Where to Buy Sourdough Bread ?
You can buy sourdough breads by visiting the Pikan Bakery branches located in different parts of Antalya, or you can order instantly by clicking here and going to our online order page.
In Pikan Bakery, where we combine health and taste, you can reach all of our breads that we produce with the passion of real bread from our nearest branch or you can order instantly from our online order page by clicking here.