Make homemade and natural sourdough bread in the easiest way.
It used to be complicated
Making sourdough at home has always been a long and tricky process: you have to prevent it from drying out, you have to feed it every day… and it can also interfere with our daily social activities. Sometimes we’d like to bake bread for a special occasion and we just don’t have the time to do it!
With Masa Mater it’s easy
The experience of making your own sourdough bread is about to change. It’s as simple as opening a sachet, preparing the mixture, kneading, fermenting and baking. And all in less than a day. We bet you are wondering how this is possible, right? Find out more details in this video.
What are you waiting for?
You have to admit it: sourdough bread tastes better, smells better and lasts longer. That’s why we want you to be able to bake your own sourdough bread. Masa Mater is a mix of lactic bacteria and wild yeast. It’s just like a conventional sourdough, but in a powdered format and it’s so active that it will allow you to bake high quality sourdough bread in only one day. You will get to make your own sourdough bread in the traditional way.
SECALE, our first creation
Our flagship product is made with an organic integral rye flour of the highest quality. If you mix it with white flour, you can bake a rustic bread with a somewhat toasted crumb. But if you combine it with more rye flour or any other wholemeal flour, you’ll get an incredibly tasty, wholegrain bread. Soon the Masa Mater family will grow, using other cereals from our territory. We will even create some unusual mixtures combining the very best of the land and the sea.
Sourdough bread before Masa Mater
The fermentation of sourdough bread is carried out by a combination of microorganisms that include lactic bacteria, responsible for the characteristic acid flavor of the bread, and yeast, that is a leavening agent. Traditionally, us home bakers have always kept glass jars at the back of our fridge with our sourdough, but this sourdough can’t be directly used to make bread as we have to keep refreshing it. How do we do this? By mixing it with more water and flour, waiting for a day, emptying out most of the content of the jar except about one teaspoon, and mixing it again with more water and flour… This must be done regularly until the sourdough is so active that it doubles it size in only a few hours.
With Masa Mater we wanted to radically change the sourdough bread-making process without losing quality, but while reducing all the complications associated to the traditional way of making sourdough bread. For this, we had to select the best lactobacilli and wild yeast, grow them in large fermenters, dry them with a lyophilization process and combine them in large quantities. Yes, our sachets contain thousands of millions of living organisms!
Sourdough bread now
With our product, making sourdough bread is as simple as making soup. You need to soak your chickpeas for about a day before cooking them, right? Well, with Masa Mater all you have to do is mix the contents of the sachet with flour, water and salt, and let it sit all night. The next day you can give the dough whatever shape you want, you let it rise and bake it. If you want, you can preserve your Masa Mater like a conventional sourdough by regularly refreshing it (you will see that it’s quick and powerful), or you can combine it with your own sourdough starter, to give it even more robustness.