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Baking in Someone Else’s House

I have a new url for my blog, Discovering Sourdough. To keep getting new posts, go here :

and use the subscribe button at the top of the page. I look forward to seeing you there! Today there is a new post on kalamata, cheese, rosemary sourdough.

Happy Holidays!  Teresa

New Sourdough Book, “Discovering Sourdough” is Released

The book I have promised you for some time is now finished and available from my website at:

I divided it into three separate .pdf files because it is a very large book. If you want to print it, it is best done on a printer that duplexes or you will have a VERY large book.

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World Bread Day and Salt Fermented Sourdough

I have been working with Salt Fermented Sourdough for some time now. So I decided it would be the bread to showcase for World Bread Day. On the Sourdough Forum, we have a special board dedicated to finding out how to bake really sour sourdough bread. You know, the elusive trait that you actually get started baking sourdough for.

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Getting the Sour in Sourdough – Salt Fermentation

In many parts of the world, a very sour sourdough is considered a fault in the bread baking. However, here in the USA, it is usually considered a virtue.  At the sourdough forum, we are having fun with a new board set up just for experimenting with “getting the sour” in sourdough. Anyone can join, you just have to ask for a password. The password will be removed when my book, “Discovering Sourdough” is posted. That is because the formula is part of the book, kind of like a preview. Continue reading

Sourdough Soft Wheat Rolls

Remember how I spent some time trying to get a good soft crumb with sweet sourdough? Well I applied that same science to getting a nice soft wheat roll. The secret is adding some sour cream. Yes, you can add potatoes and that works too but the outcome is a bit heavier than the sour cream which helps produce a soft light crumb. Everyone wants a soft roll with dinner at times, yes the crusty hard rolls are terrific too, but sometimes you just want a soft dinner roll…

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Blueberry Walnut Rye Sourdough

On the forum we are doing a baking challenge which includes any sourdough bread made using blueberries as one of the ingredients. I love berries of all kinds, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc. I missed out on being able to pick local blueberries this year because I was traveling, so when I got back here to Washington, I just wanted to eat blueberries( I love to eat them fresh). Of course I had to go to the market to get some and I won’t be doing that too often. I paid 4.00 for 4 oz of blueberries!

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