Sourdough and Other Fermented Foods
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.
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!
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...