The Fresh Loaf

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Goodbye Lactobacillus....

albacore's picture

Goodbye Lactobacillus....

Hello bifidobacterium! Here's an interesting scientific paper about using bifidobacteria for breadmaking. It sounds like good stuff!

The only thing is ------ get your pooper scooper ready!


DanAyo's picture

I’m not ready to take the plunge :D

I’ve said in the past, “I’ll try anything once”. I now know I lied...


Benito's picture

Very interesting, Lactobacillus sp. are also found in human stool of course.


idaveindy's picture

Bifido is in those "probiotic" supplements, mostly included with Lactobacillus, but at least one product on amazon has a bifido strain by itself.

Though I doubt the supplements have the chicken variety that the article touts.  ;-)


Dan, using probiotic supplements to create a starter sounds like an experiment you might have experience with.  ;-)

DanAyo's picture

Never used it in a starter, but did experiment with it in a sd bread. I was unimpressed.