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
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
Sometimes out breakfasts are quite ordinary and more traditional. Yesterday, for instance, we had scrambled eggs, veggie sausages and whole wheat sourdough toast with butter and guava jam. This morning I made whole wheat pancakes. I used: 1/4 cup whole wheat sourdough starter 1 egg 3/4 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon … More Traditional Breakfasts
My jar of whole wheat sourdough starter was full and it was time to either use or discard some of it. I made crepes using mostly sourdough starter, a little all purpose flour, an egg, olive oil, salt and water. For the filling I sautéed onion, jalapeño and mushrooms in olive oil before adding chopped … More Whole Wheat Sourdough Crepes With Mushrooms, Spinach & Brie
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
Here is an omelet made with eggs and cottage cheese filled with blue cheese and served on homemade sourdough bread.
Those who maintain and nurture a sourdough starter culture know that it is necessary to either use a portion of it, give some away or discard some of it from time to time. My jar of starter was getting full so I used some of it to make sourdough pancakes. Early this morning I made … More Sourdough Pancakes