Rye Sourdough with Roasted Cracked Wheat

Mmmmmm… it smells terrific! This bread fresh out of the oven smells awesome! It is the roasted cracked wheat that gives it that extra kick in flavor and smell…. So you want to try a rye without caraway seeds? This is another in the series of 100% starter hydration formulas. I am working with 100% sourdough starters right now, except when I am working on my salt sourdough of course. Continue reading

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Tasting Local Sourdough Bread

I had the fun of tasting local sourdough breads here in California while visiting relatives. Of course I kept my eye out for any new brand of sourdough I could find. I was lucky enough to find three new ones that I had not tried before. Continue reading

Salt Sourdough

Yea, I am at it again. I found out that adding more diastatic malt to this kind of dough is a good thing. The salt can initially make the this kind of dough somewhat tough, the crust too thick and crunchy. It can be difficult to obtain a good color to the crust.

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Mill Grain @100

I love Mill Grain Bread. You can add any kind of grains or seeds you like. It smells and tastes so good! I know that many people if not most, keep their starters at 100% hydration. You might have noticed that the last several blog entries with recipes were also using the starter at 100% hydration. Continue reading

Fun with Malt Spray

Just for fun, I put 7 oz of warm water and .5 oz of amber medium malt syrup in my spray bottle. This of course is the spray bottle I use to spray my bread dough just before baking, not a new whacky tanning spray!!  I had two – 1 lb loaves of basic white sourdough that I was working with. I sprayed the first loaf with plain water and it came out like this: Continue reading

Moist Sourdough Chocolate Cake

Arthur, an accomplished baker on the forum posted a chocolate cake recipe. I decided to try my hand at a sourdough chocolate cake recipe too, just for fun. Can’t have too many choices…

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Sourdough Cinnamon Walnut Rolls

Yea, yea, I am on a sweet dough binge, I know it, my neighbors know it and well, we are not exactly upset about it! I have been experimenting with the soft sweet dough I came up with for the Sour Cream Rolls and the resulting variation is the Sourdough Walnut Roll demonstrated here. Continue reading

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