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!


I am on Day 16 with my starter using all purpose einkorn flour and following the instructions in your cookbook. I am still refreshing in the morning and at night and then placing in a dark cabinet. I have yet to see it bubble up within 5 hours and subside either because I go off … Continued

sourdough starter

Either now while I am still in the first week and refreshing every day or later when it is refrigerated and I am only refreshing once a week. Do I need to place my sourdough starter in a clean container every time I refresh it, or can I scrape it out, refresh, and add back … Continued

Sprouted Country Loaf

My first successful Einkorn bread!! This is the Sprouted Country Loaf. 100% sprouted whole grain flour. Sprouted, dried and milled at home. I’m so pleased and excited. Isn’t it lovely? 🎉

Overnight Ciabatta

Hi there! Last night, I used the Overnight Method to make sprouted ciabatta, using sprouted levain, and I am so glad I gave it a try…the bread is delicious. Love that I can make healthful einkorn bread that is less time intensive. The Method really is easy-peasy! Thank you, jovial, for your continued dedication to … Continued

Overnight Boule

Thank you so much for this methodology for making the Boule overnight…what a blessing! Question: if I want to use this methodology for the recipe using sprouted levain and flour and since the sprouted recipe does not call for turning, should I add the 30g of flour? Many thanks!


Can you help me convert the recipe for dairy free brown bread in the cookbook to use the sourdough starter instead of the yeast? I assume you cut down the water, right? I imagine the proofing would be longer too?

Forgot about starter while refreshing

Hello, all! My starter has been going for about a year and a half. I refreshed it the other day and promptly forgot about it. It sat at room temperature in a dark cupboard for about 4 days. Is it ruined? If not, what should I do to restore it (if anything)? Thanks for the … Continued

Artisan’s Bread

Hi Carla! I plan to make this bread using sprouted flour for the levain and dough. Please confirm that the 7% reduction by weight is appropriate,. Or is 9% right as in the Boule using sprouted for L & D? As you may have read, I am concerned with the % when using sprouted flour … Continued

Light and Fluffy Bread

Hi Carla! I’ve made the ciabatta bread multiple times now and every time I try to transfer the loaf to the pan, my bread ends a flat mess 🙁 It just spreads and spreads. I have your linen couche as well as a round linen lined bread proofing basket. I turn the dough as instructed … Continued

My First Einkorn Sourdough Bread

Tonight, I was able to pull this beautiful einkorn French Boule from the oven. It’s my first attempt at sourdough bread, and I’m very happy at how well it turned out. Thank you Carla and Lauren (amazing customer service)! I’m so excited about the possibilities of einkorn for our family’s health.