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Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 7: Traditional Sourdough Bread

The day has come! The final bake: sourdough bread. After a week of yummy treats, I was eager to get on to the main attraction. Cultures for Health’s Traditional Sourdough Bread, complete with a video tutorial, seemed like a good place to start. After the franken-caccia debacle, I tried to be especially careful with how… Continue reading Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 7: Traditional Sourdough Bread

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Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 6: Sourdough Almond Banana Bread

Ok, home stretch! Two more bakes till Sourdough Sam goes back in hibernation. We had some bananas that were way past their prime so this was a no-brainer. I tweaked Food.com’s Sourdough Banana Bread recipe, using more bananas, substituting brown sugar for sugar, and almonds for walnuts. Ingredients: 1 stick butter 3/4 cup brown sugar,… Continue reading Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 6: Sourdough Almond Banana Bread

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Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 5: Sourdough Crackers

Sourdough Sam was getting out of control. Despite my resolve to use every last scrap of starter, Day 4’s bake – while the gastronomic equivalent to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy – only used a 1/2 cup of starter. I was drowning in the stuff. Sam was crawling out of his bowl after each feeding, oozing all… Continue reading Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 5: Sourdough Crackers

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Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 4: Long-Fermented Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Ode to Cinnamon Rolls Oh my. These cinnamon rolls. Warm, spicy, toasty, sweet yet tangy, gooey yet flaky. It’s like cuddling by the fire with your favorite mug of hot cocoa. Spiked with Amaretto and whipped cream. It’s sweetness and comfort, hearth and home. It’s memories of autumn, Christmas, candies, toffees, French vanilla, apple pie,… Continue reading Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 4: Long-Fermented Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

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Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 3: Sourdough Pancakes

After the touch-and-go start to Day 2, I opted for something dsimpler today. And something I’ve actually made before. So pancakes it was. Since Sourdough Sam’s growth was starting to resemble The Blob, I decided to go with Food Network’s sourdough pancakes as, out of the recipes I’ve seen, it called for the most starter. Now,… Continue reading Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 3: Sourdough Pancakes

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Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 2: Sourdough Focaccia with Rosemary and Kalahari Salt

I actually got this started yesterday evening, on Day 1 of Seven Days of Sourdough, as there was a 12-24 hour fermentation period. The original recipe from Cultures for Health promised a simple bread, “Italian in origin and beautiful in simplicity and flavor.” However, right off the bat, my spidey sense was tingling; I might have bitten off more… Continue reading Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 2: Sourdough Focaccia with Rosemary and Kalahari Salt