It’s Saturday morning and Iris is expecting a visit from her Aunt Mary, who she likes to call “Plant Mary” because she’s a plant scientist. Today Aunt Mary wants to experiment with making whole wheat sourdough bread from scratch! As the family kitchen transforms into a bread lab, Iris is surprised that bread needs only four ingredients―flour, water, salt, and starter. She also learns about the invisible microbes that make the dough rise, and how flour comes from wheat grown by farmers. It all seems magical, but it’s really science.
The endnotes include bread facts and a recipe for whole wheat sourdough bread. Thanks for Readers to Eaters for donating this book to our lending library.