Homemade Sourdough is Way Different

April 19, 2023

Ever wondered why the sourdough bread from your local bakery tastes so different – so much better – than anything you've found at a supermarket? We at 335 on the Ridge in Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada, have a secret to share – it's all in the process. Specifically, it's in the art of making organic, homemade sourdough bread.

From the delicate balance of wild yeast and bacteria in the starter to the lovingly slow fermentation that gives the bread its signature tang, every loaf of sourdough we produce is a testament to the craft of baking and the richness of locally sourced ingredients. But why exactly is homemade sourdough bread different? And where can you get your hands on such a delicious, crusty treat near you? We're glad you asked.

The Art of Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread is a world apart from its commercially produced counterparts, largely due to its unique production process. This baking gem takes its name from the fermentation process, where a "sourdough starter" — a mixture of flour and water — is left to ferment over time, developing natural yeasts and bacteria. The result? A wonderfully tart, dense, and flavorful bread that's as nutritious as it is delicious.

At 335 on the Ridge, we're known for our commitment to quality, using only the finest locally sourced ingredients in our dishes. This commitment extends to our sourdough bread, where we rely on a locally sourced, organic sourdough starter, which gives our bread its unique, tangy flavor.

The Magic of Fermentation

Unlike conventional breads, sourdough doesn't require commercial yeast to rise. Instead, it relies on the wild yeasts and lactic acid bacteria present in the sourdough starter. As these microorganisms digest the sugars in the dough, they produce carbon dioxide gas, which makes the dough rise, and organic acids, which give the bread its characteristic sour taste.

But the fermentation process doesn't just contribute to sourdough's unique flavor. It also has several health benefits. The fermentation process can aid digestion, improve the availability of nutrients, and even lower the bread's glycemic index, making it a healthier choice for those watching their blood sugar levels. That's the magic of sourdough bread – it's not just food; it's food science at its best!

Experience our sourdough on all our homemade sandwiches!

Fresh Sourdough Bread Near You

Craving a slice of fresh, homemade sourdough bread now? If you're in the Niagara region, you're in luck! 335 on the Ridge not only serves sourdough as part of our gourmet cuisine, but we also offer it for sale at our storefront, The Kitchen.

Made with love, our sourdough bread is the foundation of many delicious dishes on our menu, including our mouthwatering pizzas and exquisite sandwiches. Imagine biting into a crunchy sourdough pizza crust or a sandwich made with organic sourdough bread, filled with farm-fresh ingredients!

And since it's made with organic ingredients, you can enjoy its rich flavors without worrying about synthetic chemicals or preservatives.

So if you're in or near Ridgeway, Ontario, don't just search for "sourdough bread near me" and settle for the first supermarket you find. Instead, come visit us at 335 on the Ridge and enjoy a taste of what real, homemade sourdough bread can be. You might find that it's not just way different – it's also way better.

Part of a Larger Culinary Experience

Sourdough bread is just a slice of what we offer. We are renowned for our fine dining experience, romantic ambiance, farm-to-table philosophy, and family-friendly atmosphere. Don't just take our word for it, though – check out our reviews and see what others are saying about their experience with us.

And if you're interested in bringing the 335 on the Ridge experience to your next event, we offer catering services that are sure to impress your guests.

At 335 on the Ridge, we're about more than just great food. We're about creating unforgettable culinary experiences that celebrate the flavors and spirit of the Niagara region. Come join us for a meal, and taste the difference for yourself.