Hi from Vancouver BC (Canada)
I am really new at baking bread - I've been doing it for about 2 weeks. I got a sourdough starter from the flour co I buy from (it was a promo for a pop up store). So far, I've just made pretzels with the discard & added some discard to a loaf of jalapeno cheese bread I was making. It turned out actually pretty good. I haven't made a sourdough yet though. I hope to in the next week or so. We have quite a bit of bread atm so I really don't want to over saturate our bread supply. In the meantime, I'm learning about making sourdough as well as regular bread & the different kinds of flours. I have quite a few allergies, but, not to gluten. I'm allergic to just about all the "ancient grains" as well as chia, flax and buckwheat. So, I do have some challenges trying to eat healthy. I'm not sure the wheats are going to be great for me either as they can make my mouth burn. Not a true allergy, just annoying. I used to love eating sourdough when I was younger, and then all of a sudden I couldn't eat it anymore. I think it's likely I wasn't eating true sourdough bread, so, I'm hopeful that a true sourdough will be okay for me. The bread I added some discard to seems to be okay, so, fingers crossed. I'm pretty glad to have stumbled upon this forum!