Lievito Madre: How to make the Italian marjoram yourself

Have you ever heard of Lievito Madre? Here you can find out what makes this sourdough variety special, how you can make it yourself and what delicious things you can bake with it.

Lievito Madre means mother yeast in German. It is the Italian variant of the one known in Germany sourdough. You can make it yourself relatively easily and use it to bake various foods such as bread, rolls or pizza. Equal Yeast or baking powder, Lievito Madre ensures that the pastries are airy and airy. It has a much milder taste than German sourdough, so you can even use Lievito Madre for sweet pastries.

The next section shows you an example recipe for growing your own Lievito Madre. Do not be discouraged if you do not succeed on the first try. It takes time and experience to learn how the dough reacts and how to best handle it.

The sample recipe is made so that you do not have to throw anything away. Many recipes work with relatively large amounts of ingredients and require regular disposal of similarly large remnants of dough, but this is a waste of foodwhich you can easily avoid. You do not need 100 grams or more of flour for the first batch, you can also do it with less. However, dough residues always occur in the process. It is best to collect these in a separate container in the refrigerator and use them later when baking.

There are many different ways to plan a Lievito Madre. By using dried Lievito Madre as a base, you can make a baking mass in just one day. Without it, the whole process takes up to 25 days at room temperature. But you can easily speed this up by laying the dough in a place that is around 28 to 30 degrees Celsius. In winter, for example, this can be with the heating, or you take a cooler and put the dough in it with a bottle of warm water, which you change regularly. In just five days at best, follow the steps below to create your own Lievito Madre.

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  • Preparation: about 30 minutes
  • Rest time: about 7200 minutes
  • Audience: 1 serving (s)