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!
The really fun thing about Basic White sourdough is that you can do so many fun variations with it. Adding walnuts is one fun variation. Many people like adding walnuts without adding sugar to the dough so the bread is not too sweet. I have two variations here for you today. One is a slightly sweet walnut bread and one is a savory variety.
I have been playing with the salt fermented dough again. I cut down on the amount of salt in the initial pre ferment dough and it still did very well. I am not sure if it is better or what, it came out really good. I have to experiment with it a few more times to see what is different enough about it to compare it with the first iteration.
This post will be on cheating… the tasty kind of cheating. I made up some Kalamata, Artichoke Sourdough and I added something to make the bread sour… by cheating. It was certainly a fun and tasty way to bake up some loaves of bread!
I found a great Natural Foods store in San Luis Obispo called New Frontiers. The store was filled with good things including a wonderful deli, a great salad bar, a meat counter, a cake and cookie bakery, bins and bins of bulk grains, seeds, and other foods, spices and many other items. I bought 50.00 worth of grains, seeds and different flours. I wanted to work on some Mill grain sourdoughs and I didn’t have any grains to put into the bread! In the store Continue reading
A while back I was sent some King Arthur Organic Bread flour from the mainland to test. It was sent from a humid area where it had been stored for a while and I kept it stored here in a warm humid area for some time before testing it. Continue reading
In my upcoming book, the feature recipe is the Salt Fermented Sourdough. I love working with this sourdough. I decided to experiment using the Power Flour from Pendleton Mills that I have been posting about. Power Flour is the flour of choice for this San Francisco style bread. I started out by…