Sourdough rye bread has always been one of the most popular styles of bread. With its strong, distinctive flavor and the ability to mesh well with a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, and other foods, it’s not hard to see why it is the bread-of-choice for many. Most stores and bakeries offer traditional loaves or rolls, but there is a whole variety of different styles of sourdough bread, making it even more suitable to a wide range of dishes and uses. Here are five of the most popular types of sourdough bread you may or may not have tried yet:
Traditional Sourdough Bread
While traditional sourdough bread can be found just about anywhere, a great sourdough bread is not nearly as easy to find, or make. Making your own authentic sourdough starter and allowing adequate time for proofing and shaping can be a painstaking process, but they are necessary to experience the best taste and consistency with the piquancy and open crumb that good sourdough is known for.
Sourdough Round Rolls
These small rolls are great for buttering up or dipping in a soup. While not big enough for sandwiches, they will make a decent bun for sliders because of their size and the crusty consistency of their exterior. They also complement any delicious dinner spread as a tart dinner roll.
Sourdough Stubby Bread
Unlike the round rolls, Sourdough Stubby bread has a thin crust, and both the inside and outside consistency is relatively light. This style of sourdough bread is good for either sandwiches or to make a delicious garlic bread with. With a broad body and extremely thin exterior that won’t overpower the taste of ingredients, sourdough stubby makes a great surface to build the perfect sandwich on.
This thin loaf is often made free-form, with minimal shaping utensils, and yet its iconic look is familiar to nearly everyone. It is probably most famous as being used for submarine sandwiches, and boasts a crisp outer crust and chewy center. While it may not be as hefty as the Stubby Bread, the sourdough Baguette cannot be overlooked when you’re trying to decide how to make your sandwich.
Sourdough Turf Rolls
Turf Rolls are large, circular boules, a completely different shape than any of the other types we have covered so far. The shape and sturdiness of this type of bread is perfect for making edible soup bowls, or to slice up into wedges and serve as part of a snack platter. These Turf Rolls are a popular choice among restaurants because of the novelty use of edible dishes, which also allows less cleaning up after!
Frisco Baking Company
Frisco Baking Company makes the best sourdough bread available in the Los Angeles area. They make their sourdough breads, offered in all the above styles and more, with the same sourdough culture that was used in their San Francisco location over half a century ago. Their traditional baking practices and natural ingredients ensure the maximum flavor and consistency for the best sourdough bread you’ve ever had.