Before daybreak this morning I was mixing and kneading the dough for a loaf of sourdough bread. By dusk this evening we were reluctant to stop eating it because the bread was so irresistibly good. I’m not sure why sourdough bread baking is made out to be so difficult. It’s not like there is a … More Crusty Sourdough Bread
The sourdough bread I’ve been making has been very sour indeed. I wanted to tone the sourness down a bit with this whole wheat sourdough loaf. I used a bit more honey than usual and also added some sugar. That did the trick. The bread is still unmistakably sour but with a tinge of sweetness. … More A Not Quite So Sour Sourdough Bread
Some days I sense my body begging me to feed it something green. Such was the case this morning. I used up what little fresh spinach we had left to make a spinach, mushroom and goat cheese omelet. I enjoyed my portion on whole wheat sourdough toast spread with mayonnaise.
My attempts at sourdough bread making are having increasingly better results. I have been loosely following the same basic recipe because it seems simpler than some of the others. I started the baking in a cold oven set at 300ºF. After 30 minutes I raised the temperature to 325ºF and 15 minutes after that I raised … More Another Go At 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread
This is my second attempt at making sourdough bread, and I must say, I am quite pleased. To make this loaf as whole wheat as possible I separated a portion of my sourdough starter and for the past week have been feeding it whole wheat flour exclusively. I now have two starter cultures going: one … More 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread