Sourdough and Other Fermented Foods

Sourdough Ciabatta Bread

Sourdough Ciabatta Bread

Ciabatta is a soft Italian bread, often used to make paninis. We base our version on a traditional sourdough starter, giving the Ciabatta a tangy flavor.

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Quick Sourdough: Blueberry Muffins

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough and Other Fermented Foods by on March 10, 2020 0 Comments
Quick Sourdough: Blueberry Muffins

Use extra sourdough starter – make these quick blueberry muffins.
Make blueberry muffins at home for less fat and sugar, but much more flavor!

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Quick Sourdough: Keep Your Friends Cake

Quick Sourdough: Keep Your Friends Cake

Quickly turn extra ripe sourdough starter into delicious cake.
Update traditional German Friendship Cake for today’s healthier lifestyle.

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Oolong Peach Kombucha

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough and Other Fermented Foods by on August 30, 2018 0 Comments
Oolong Peach Kombucha

Make your own kombucha at home using fresh, seasonal peaches. Once or twice a year I make a big batch of kombucha. Don’t get me wrong, I drink kombucha all year – but usually I purchase a commercial brand at the grocery store. When summer peaches are at their peak though, it’s time to make […]

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Best Ever Sourdough Oatmeal Bread

Best Ever Sourdough Oatmeal Bread

One of the easiest, and most gratifying, urban homesteading projects is making sourdough bread. Sourdough bread has much more flavor than a regular straight bread. For some, the extra flavor, or sourness, is an acquired taste. For others, it sings on our tongue and makes straight dough breads sad in comparison. Originally published: 2/19/13 Updated: […]

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Make Your Own Sourdough Belgian Waffles

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough and Other Fermented Foods by on February 12, 2018 1 Comment
Make Your Own Sourdough Belgian Waffles

Waffles + Sourdough = Luxurious Breakfast! Belgian waffles are a delight. I love the deep crags filled with melting butter and warm syrup. Traditional Belgian waffles are made with a yeast dough, as opposed to “regular” waffles which are made with baking powder. So Belgian waffles are like Grandma’s homemade bread, whereas regular waffles are […]

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Sourdough Pfefferneusse Cookies

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough and Other Fermented Foods by on December 22, 2017 0 Comments
Sourdough Pfefferneusse Cookies

Make a big batch of these not-too-sweet cookies this weekend. They will last all through the holidays. It’s interesting how many of our Christmas traditions originated in Germany. The Christmas tree, marzipan, and these delightfully spicy cookies known as “pepper nuts.” I am not a big cookie eater. In fact, I’ve been known to say […]

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Spring Herb Sourdough Bread

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough and Other Fermented Foods by on April 20, 2017 1 Comment
Spring Herb Sourdough Bread

How to Revive a Dead Sourdough StarterHomemade sourdough bread made with whole grain Kamut flour and delicate herbs. I’ve been on a sourdough bread kick again lately, making some of my favorites like Best Oatmeal Sourdough and Sourdough Banana Bread. But last week I made a new version of sourdough herb bread. Although most herb […]

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Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Make your own holiday sourdough bread. Every year around Easter-time I get the urge to make a rich, egg-filled bread. Some people make cakes, I make breads. For many years I made traditional hot cross buns. A few years ago it was lemony sticky buns and last year it was Babka. This year’s entry is […]

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Sourdough Herb Stuffing Bread

Filed in Real Food, Sourdough and Other Fermented Foods by on November 19, 2015 0 Comments
Sourdough Herb Stuffing Bread

Make your own bread for homemade stuffing with added flavor and less fat. Note: This post was originally published on my long-neglected Hestia’s Kitchen blog, where you can find additional photos. Looking for a way to make your own sourdough starter? See our tutorial here. Save Print Sourdough Stuffing Bread You don’t have to use […]

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