Wild Bread - Flour - Water - Air

Wild Bread: Sourdough Reinvented by MaryJane Butters completely reinvents the concept of healthier-for-you, naturally fermented sourdough. Until now, sourdough was perceived as too much work and sour-tasting, artisan-style-only loaves. Here, her quick and easy 1 minute 2x/day technique demonstrates the use of eight different types of flours for each bread featured - everything from gluten-free brown-rice flour to quinoa to common white to heirloom whole wheat - for a grand total of 295 recipes and 475 photographs. This is an encyclopedic volume devoted to sourdough.


Using her step-by-step method, every style of bread imaginable, including gluten-free, will loft with wild abandon without the purchase of a single packet of not-so-healthy, store-bought yeast. In nutritionally superior wild-yeast bread, fermentation triggers the release of vital nutrients and breaks down carbohydrates. In MaryJane's world, there's no such thing as too much bread because once you convert to slow-rise wild-bread making, that bagel you've been thinking about is more like a vitamin pill than a source of "carb-loaded" guilt. I'm excited to try the author's recipe for sourdough bagels myself as I've been on a quest lately to find the best.

Our provides a look inside this title and features the following and variations include:

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  • FireRunner2379  on  8/18/2018 at 4:40 PM

    I'd like to make the Cheddar, corn & jalapeño bread.

  • KudosKitchen1  on  8/18/2018 at 4:43 PM

    Pretzels are my thing but I don't make them often enough at home. I'd love to make each one of these pretzel recipes.

  • FireRunner2379  on  8/18/2018 at 4:43 PM

    I'd like the 11"XD NONSTICK EDGE STIR-FRY PAN WITH LID from Swiss Diamond.

  • kgmom  on  8/18/2018 at 4:45 PM

    I would try one of the pretzel recipes! They all look great.

  • Rboom  on  8/18/2018 at 5:01 PM

    Love cooking with sourdough. The einkorn boule

  • erinrobinson  on  8/18/2018 at 5:03 PM

    Sprouted rustic rye

  • musingsondinner  on  8/18/2018 at 5:06 PM

    I can't believe how expansive this book looks. I love making sourdough and want to get into more challenging breads. I've been looking to make sourdough croissants so would love to make the white croissants or even the kamut croissants from this book.

  • rchesser  on  8/18/2018 at 5:17 PM

    Gluten-free white rice French bread.

  • Nkrieda78  on  8/18/2018 at 5:27 PM

    Oohhh I want to make the sprouted boule!

  • Kristjudy  on  8/18/2018 at 5:28 PM

    Asiago rosemary and garlic bread.

  • miggsy  on  8/18/2018 at 5:28 PM

    Sprouted soft pretzels-- I love pretzels!

  • miggsy  on  8/18/2018 at 5:32 PM

    I would really appreciate the premium clad chef pan with lid

  • liasim  on  8/18/2018 at 5:38 PM

    Asiago garlic and rosemary bread 🥖

  • Amdona  on  8/18/2018 at 5:40 PM

    Quinoa batter bread

  • liasim  on  8/18/2018 at 5:42 PM

    Premium clad stainless stock pot

  • Kristjudy  on  8/18/2018 at 5:47 PM

    The stir fry pan looks fabulous.

  • Lesliehauser  on  8/18/2018 at 5:58 PM

    White bagels please. Can’t wait to get my starter going again in NorCal.

  • laffersk  on  8/18/2018 at 6:14 PM

    White pizza crust and everything lol

  • GregH  on  8/18/2018 at 6:15 PM

    Einka ficelle | 6.8 L Braiser

  • lovelily1001  on  8/18/2018 at 6:38 PM

    a white ciabatta would be great!

  • jmay42066  on  8/18/2018 at 6:55 PM

    Classic reuben sandwich

  • jmay42066  on  8/18/2018 at 6:56 PM


  • SallyCristina  on  8/18/2018 at 7:06 PM

    Asiago, garlic & rosemary bread

  • kimtrev  on  8/18/2018 at 7:24 PM

    Kamut calzones

  • kimtrev  on  8/18/2018 at 7:29 PM

    The 8.9qt oval cast iron casserole is gorgeous

  • JulieQC  on  8/18/2018 at 7:51 PM

    Il start with a starter...probably wheat.

  • mph993  on  8/18/2018 at 9:25 PM

    Anything with sprouted whole wheat flour

  • kitchen_chick  on  8/18/2018 at 9:48 PM

    3-seed bread

  • kitchen_chick  on  8/18/2018 at 10:05 PM

    XD Nonstick Crepe Pan 10.25" (26cm)

  • NaomiH  on  8/18/2018 at 10:31 PM

    White Rice English Muffins!

  • NaomiH  on  8/18/2018 at 10:33 PM


  • stepspior  on  8/18/2018 at 10:44 PM

    White boule sounds like a great place to start

  • eliza  on  8/18/2018 at 10:48 PM

    Cheddar corn and jalapeño bread looks good. I make lots of sourdough, but there's really no evidence that purchased yeast is bad for health.

  • veronicafrance  on  8/19/2018 at 1:58 AM

    Cinnamon-raisin bread with streusel sounds interesting!

  • lils74  on  8/19/2018 at 2:22 AM

    I'd love to learn to make the white boule

  • lils74  on  8/19/2018 at 2:30 AM

    Oooh, the 8.9 quart cast iron oval casserole in Saphir Bleu looks amazing!

  • snooterinas  on  8/19/2018 at 2:38 AM

    Any pretzel recipe really ( I really want one right now!)

  • JRumi  on  8/19/2018 at 7:04 AM

    White brioche

  • vickster  on  8/19/2018 at 7:16 AM

    Caraway Dill Bread

  • mayastonecastle  on  8/19/2018 at 7:51 AM

    Cheddar, corn and jalapeño bread

  • Lmocooks  on  8/19/2018 at 7:54 AM

    Caraway Dill bread. I haven’t worked with sourdough in years but I’d love to give it a go again!

  • Lmocooks  on  8/19/2018 at 7:56 AM

    Any size wok would be great

  • resummers0618  on  8/19/2018 at 10:08 AM

    White brioche

  • MiMi60  on  8/19/2018 at 11:32 AM

    Kamut calzones

  • sgump  on  8/19/2018 at 2:00 PM

    The Kamut Dutch-oven bread sounds exciting!

  • ravensfan  on  8/19/2018 at 6:20 PM

    6.3 Qt. Shallow Casserole Blue | Cast Iron

  • ravensfan  on  8/19/2018 at 6:22 PM

    Kamut Dutch-oven bread

  • Elena Rose  on  8/19/2018 at 11:35 PM

    Asiago, Garlic and Rosemary Bread

  • riley  on  8/20/2018 at 12:35 AM

    Since I am not an accomplished bread baker, I would start with the White batter bread and work my way up.

  • kmn4  on  8/20/2018 at 9:43 AM

    White bara brith

  • kmn4  on  8/20/2018 at 9:55 AM

    8.9 Qt. Oval Casserole Blue | Cast Iron

  • sarahawker  on  8/20/2018 at 10:01 AM

    Asiago, garlic & rosemary bread

  • sarahawker  on  8/20/2018 at 10:02 AM


  • sarahshan  on  8/20/2018 at 10:40 AM

    White soft pretzel ! I always wondered about how to bake them. And then study healthir variations from there.

  • janv  on  8/20/2018 at 2:22 PM

    Fire-roasted tomato, chile, and garlic salsa (Sot ca chua nuong)

  • janv  on  8/20/2018 at 2:25 PM

    Would love a wok - XD NONSTICK WOK WITH LID & TEMPURA RACK 14" (36CM)

  • artthecat  on  8/20/2018 at 2:59 PM

    Einka focaccia bread

  • Melissa1019  on  8/20/2018 at 4:41 PM

    Sprouted boule

  • ebs  on  8/20/2018 at 9:04 PM

    White rustic rye

  • KarenGlad  on  8/21/2018 at 5:49 AM

    white batter bread

  • kelliwinter  on  8/21/2018 at 6:32 AM

    Sprouted pizza crust

  • kelliwinter  on  8/21/2018 at 6:35 AM


  • Wojtanowski  on  8/21/2018 at 10:31 AM

    3-seed bread!!!

  • thecharlah  on  8/21/2018 at 8:24 PM

    The mother of all starters - einkorn wheat flour

  • iza27  on  8/21/2018 at 11:53 PM

    Sprouted pull apart pumpkin loaf

  • iza27  on  8/22/2018 at 12:27 AM

    Cast iron oval casserole.

  • kitchenclimbers  on  8/22/2018 at 2:16 PM


  • kitchenclimbers  on  8/22/2018 at 2:20 PM

    roasting pan

  • vinochic  on  8/22/2018 at 5:22 PM

    The mother of all starters - sprouted whole-wheat flour

  • lgroom  on  8/22/2018 at 7:05 PM

    Asiago garlic and rosemary bread

  • mduncan  on  8/23/2018 at 11:53 AM

    Sprouted Parker House rolls

  • mpdeb98  on  8/23/2018 at 5:40 PM

    Cinnamon-raisin bread with streusel

  • Siegal  on  8/23/2018 at 8:44 PM

    I want to make caraway dill bread

  • LSanders  on  8/24/2018 at 3:56 PM

    3 seed bread

  • DJCross  on  8/24/2018 at 5:01 PM


  • trudys_person  on  8/24/2018 at 6:31 PM

    Cheddar, corn & jalapeño bread!

  • t.t  on  8/24/2018 at 11:55 PM

    Sprouted bâtard

  • cake17uk  on  8/25/2018 at 4:48 AM

    I'd like to try making Sprouted Focaccia

  • debbiehb  on  8/25/2018 at 7:42 AM

    Asiago, garlic & rosemary bread

  • lapsapchung  on  8/25/2018 at 7:47 AM

    Feta and pesto bread. I'm very curious about the skillet breads too

  • amylou61  on  8/25/2018 at 5:47 PM

    I'd try the Cinnamon-raisin bread with streusel.

  • MaryCunningham86  on  8/25/2018 at 8:41 PM

    Wow, such a comprehensive index - hard to choose! I would probably start with the Kamut Rustic Rye

  • Dannausc  on  8/26/2018 at 8:06 AM

    Cheddar, corn, and jalapeño bread

  • jifar  on  8/26/2018 at 10:44 AM

    Caraway-Dill Bread

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  8/27/2018 at 10:50 AM

    I would like to make the Gluten-free brown rice fougasse.

  • RickPearson54  on  8/27/2018 at 1:43 PM

    white brioche

  • jlg84  on  8/28/2018 at 2:55 AM

    I would probably give one of the challah recipes a shot early on.

  • LMS209  on  8/29/2018 at 5:53 AM

    Gluten Free Quinoa Boule :)

  • Karen.2018  on  8/29/2018 at 9:25 AM

    I would start with The mother of all starters - white-wheat flour

  • luccio  on  8/29/2018 at 5:28 PM

    The mother of all starters - Einka (einkorn) whole-wheat flour, followed by Einka Dutch-oven bread .

  • ltsuk  on  8/29/2018 at 7:04 PM

    white pullman loaf

  • lydiag12  on  8/29/2018 at 8:57 PM

    I'd like to try the Sprouted soft pretzels first!

  • jd5761  on  8/29/2018 at 9:30 PM

    white cinabatta for me

  • WideAngleMind  on  8/30/2018 at 12:59 AM

    OMG Caraway Dill Bread!!!!

  • tennyogirl  on  8/30/2018 at 3:17 PM

    Einkorn Batter Bread :-)

  • BMeyer  on  8/31/2018 at 8:24 AM


  • linded  on  8/31/2018 at 10:33 AM

    I’d like to try sprouted English muffins, something a little different and very good for you!

  • camerashy131  on  8/31/2018 at 11:05 AM

    The mother of all starters - white-wheat flour. I would like to start with the starter and work my way through the book

  • fluffies  on  8/31/2018 at 2:10 PM

    sprouted batter bread

  • Livia  on  9/1/2018 at 4:08 AM

    It all has to start from good starter, so it has got to be the The mother of all starters - sprouted whole-wheat flour

  • Steben  on  9/1/2018 at 9:44 AM

    Kamut calzone

  • agoodreid  on  9/1/2018 at 2:14 PM

    I would love to have a sourdough starter that actually works for me. I have never been successful.

  • Lijstjesmeisje  on  9/1/2018 at 4:46 PM

    One of my first jobs was in a bakery, baking sourdough breads. I would love to have a good starter and bake my own breads again.

  • Cattyb  on  9/1/2018 at 7:19 PM

    Sourdough chocolate cake - the best of both worlds! Staff of life and stuff off life.😀

  • Laura1  on  9/1/2018 at 8:11 PM

    Asiago, garlic & rosemary bread

  • Shelley.b  on  9/1/2018 at 8:53 PM

    Caraway dill bread

  • Binguy  on  9/1/2018 at 9:36 PM

    Sourdough Soft Pretzel

  • GillB  on  9/2/2018 at 3:18 AM

    Sprouted Soft Pretzels

  • kkohle  on  9/3/2018 at 10:40 AM

    I would start with one of the starters, hopefully this one will live longer than the last!

  • shellee  on  9/3/2018 at 11:36 AM

    The mother of all starters - quinoa flour as I've heard great things about quinoa bread and have yet to try

  • mjes  on  9/3/2018 at 4:23 PM

    Einka English muffins

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  9/3/2018 at 5:41 PM

    love most things jalapeno so would like to try the cheddar, corn & jalapeño bread found on page 44 from "Wild Bread: Sourdough Reinvented" by MaryJane Butters

  • fbrunetti  on  9/4/2018 at 7:45 AM

    3 seed bread

  • Sfgordon  on  9/5/2018 at 11:07 AM

    I'd try brown rice fruit & nut crackers

  • LaurenE  on  9/6/2018 at 11:28 PM

    Sprouted rustic rye

  • Su2cool  on  9/7/2018 at 6:18 PM

    I have a sour culture now and want to try everything

  • Redlizzy1  on  9/7/2018 at 7:26 PM

    Kamut soft pretzels

  • Moodge  on  9/7/2018 at 8:49 PM

    I would make sprouted soft pretzels as we can never get these in Australia!

  • sequoia55  on  9/8/2018 at 12:34 AM

    Kamut calzone

  • Curlyfatkins  on  9/8/2018 at 12:37 AM

    3-grain bread

  • s2olivias2  on  9/8/2018 at 1:19 AM

    Asiago, garlic & rosemary bread

  • Ingridemery  on  9/8/2018 at 6:03 AM

    I’d love to try make my own sprouted flour

  • SplashyWatermelon  on  9/8/2018 at 6:32 AM

    Feta and pesto bread!

  • RSW  on  9/8/2018 at 7:47 AM

    Asiago, garlic & rosemary bread

  • PeavineBlues  on  9/8/2018 at 8:03 AM


  • lisambb  on  9/8/2018 at 8:29 AM

    asiago garlic rosemary bread

  • camerashy131  on  9/8/2018 at 10:02 AM

    i'll start at the beginning with - The mother of all starters - white-wheat flour

  • HArlow  on  9/8/2018 at 12:00 PM

    Feta and pesto bread

  • JJWong  on  9/8/2018 at 1:22 PM

    I want to learn to make pizza at home so I'd try the brown rice pizza crust.

  • chasteph  on  9/8/2018 at 3:12 PM

    Soft pretzels for me.

  • choppergirl  on  9/8/2018 at 6:04 PM

    Sprouted brioche

  • bopper  on  9/9/2018 at 2:27 PM

    the white rice batter bread

  • Mehdi1963  on  9/9/2018 at 5:27 PM

    Mother starter and the various breads that will happen with it 🙏🏻

  • EmilyR  on  9/11/2018 at 1:45 AM

    Kamut soft pretzels ... or any of the pretzels.

  • Breeze81  on  9/11/2018 at 4:52 AM

    I want to make the Asiago rosemary and garlic bread.

  • stitchan  on  9/11/2018 at 8:29 AM

    Sprouted pull-apart pumpkin loaf

  • jrossington  on  9/11/2018 at 1:18 PM

    White batter bread

  • mfl  on  9/11/2018 at 2:16 PM

    I'd start by the mother of all starter using quinoa flour

  • ket06e  on  9/12/2018 at 10:47 AM

    I would start by making the mother of all starter - white wheat version

  • lpatterson412  on  9/14/2018 at 4:27 PM

    I want to make pretzels!!

  • auntietina  on  9/15/2018 at 3:04 AM

    Brown rice rolls

  • babiafi  on  9/15/2018 at 6:47 PM

    I'd like to try the soft pretzels first. :)

  • SallyCristina  on  9/15/2018 at 7:57 PM

    Cheddar, corn & jalapeño bread.

  • SallyCristina  on  9/15/2018 at 7:58 PM

    Kamut Dutch-oven bread

  • percussion03  on  9/16/2018 at 8:42 AM

    Quinoa Dutch oven bread

  • elsid22  on  9/16/2018 at 9:37 AM

    White cast-iron skillet bread !

  • Julia77  on  9/16/2018 at 10:56 AM

    Quinoa rolls

  • Kelos  on  9/16/2018 at 11:18 AM

    White soft pretzels - I love pretzels and would be great to know how to make my own :)

  • Lsgirl_cooks  on  9/16/2018 at 6:45 PM

    All of them!

  • KarenDel  on  9/19/2018 at 11:13 AM

    Since you need a starter first :) I'd start with The mother of all starters - white-wheat flour

  • Aproporpoise  on  9/22/2018 at 9:12 PM

    The white rice English muffins!

  • Plumbobmummy  on  9/23/2018 at 1:07 AM

    The sprouted soft pretzels

  • jemans  on  9/23/2018 at 12:27 PM

    making pretzels has been on my to-do list for a while, so I would definitely start with one of those!

  • orchidlady01  on  9/24/2018 at 1:54 AM

    Asiago, garlic & rosemary bread

  • antpantsii  on  9/24/2018 at 8:22 AM

    The mother of all starters - white rice flour Or brown rice flour starter for gluten free

  • antpantsii  on  9/24/2018 at 8:24 AM

    The mother of all starters - white rice flour Or brown rice flour starter for gluten free

  • RoseMGenuine  on  9/24/2018 at 8:29 AM

    This is an interesting book! The sprouted calzone.

  • Sand9  on  9/24/2018 at 11:41 AM

    The Cinnamon-raisin bread with streusel sounds lovely x

  • banba1  on  9/24/2018 at 1:57 PM

    sprouted batter bread!

  • PaulaCheadle  on  9/24/2018 at 5:38 PM

    Gluten-free white rice French bread

  • Ishtar  on  9/25/2018 at 10:53 AM

    Feta and pesto bread

  • deanfromuk  on  9/25/2018 at 3:06 PM

    Cheddar, corn, and jalapeño bread to dip in my soup

  • MamaEnki  on  9/25/2018 at 6:00 PM

    Asiago, Garlic and Rosemary Bread

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