HI, IT’S CARLA. As the founder of jovial foods, I’ve always wanted to create a space where einkorn bakers could compare notes. I also love to hear and learn from your feedback. And, if you have questions or want to show the community what you’re baking, please register and create a post. I’ll do my best to answer all questions about the cookbook, with help from the jovial staff. Welcome to the einkorn cookbook community!

EINKORN starter

I’m a 78 year old baking newbie trying to master nutritious sourdough bread.When baking einkorn sourdough bread what is the recommended hydration level of the starter?

Einkorn starter video

Questions from watching the video: 1) On day 6 and beyond, am I right in understanding that while you’re looking for bubbling to occur within 6 hours, you’re still only feeding every 24 hours? I ask because so many other sourdough recipes and videos say every 12 hours so just want to confirm. 2) For … Continued

Sourdough bread

I am looking for a sourdough sandwich bread recipe made with Einkorn flour… please help!! 😊

Plain AP tortillas?

Hi Carla! I’d like to make some plain tortillas using the AP Einkorn flour. If I use the spinach tortilla recipe on your website, would I need to add extra water if I omit the spinach puree? Thanks!

Einkorn starter

Hi, I have tried to start with starter 3 times but each time it does not start! Does not bubble or anything. I followed the directions in the cookbook but no joy. What am I doing wrong? I really want to bake with sourdough as my wife has digestive issues. Can you give me any … Continued

Doubling a recipe

If I want to make two boules at the same time, would it be better to make two separate levains and two separate bowls of dough, or could I combine them and double everything and then just split the dough at the end before the final proofing stage? I have been doing two separate balls … Continued


Last question I hope. I used my new starter to make the whole grain batard. It turned out beautifully so I put my starter in the fridge for the first time. That was Wednesday. I took it out today and refreshed it. I did not let it come to room temp, just added cold starter, … Continued

Drying and rehydrating starter

I want to preserve and ship my starter. I’ve read about drying the starter then rehydrating it when needed. Please give me instructions for my einkorn starter. Thanks

Proofing basket

Can anyone recommend a good proofing basket? I used a ceramic bowl yesterday and it worked ok, but I’d really like to get a proofing basket. A search on Amazon is overwhelming.


I want to adapt some favorite recipes to using Einkorn flour. I want to know some guidelines.