Posts tagged ‘sourdough’
February 5th, 2015

Sourdough Popovers

Sourdough amazes me, and popovers do too. When they come crashing together it’s a delicious thing to behold. I am enthralled with sourdough bread–how basically a handful of ingredients: flour, water, and salt, can make a crisp, webby loaf of bread– it gets me every time. I feel like I am truly making something great […]

I never knew how easy it is to make English Muffins for yourself, perhaps even easier (or at least less rising time is called for) than when you are making a loaf of bread. Recently I brought out my sourdough starter, a few hours later, and a after bit of muscle-building kneading, I had a […]

September 1st, 2005

The Lovely Loaves

They are here! After two weeks I finally have sourdough bread, and it is edible. In fact, it’s more than edible, it’s delicious– crisp, with a good crumb, and an even better crust. But it was not an easy road, filled with failed attempts, flour flying, and several unleavened– well, breadsticks. The baguettes are beautiful, […]

August 27th, 2005

The Final Goo

Well, it’s over. Ten days of wait and worry are over, and my starter is now complete. I fed it one last time, mixed, and waited. The scent was surprisingly not like a fruity, alcohol-based dessert, rather a tangy, tart, sourdough fragrance was emitted from the goo. I now have my sourdough starter indefinitely. Stored […]

August 26th, 2005

Goo: Day 9

What looks like hummus, and smells like Banana’s Foster? Goo, that’s what. For the last few feedings, when I take the plastic cover off of the starter, I am overcome with a peculiar, fruity, grain alcohol scent. The scent mellows as I stir the starter, reserve 1/4 cup, add the 1/2 cup lukewarm water, and […]

August 24th, 2005

Goo: Day 7

It smells like a goo-lag in here! Sourdough starter, at least that’s what it smells like it is, is growing strong and taking over my house. The starter was up for another feeding, so I discarded all but 1/4 cup, added 1/2 cup lukewarm water, and 2/3 cup bread flour, and stirred. The proportion of […]

August 19th, 2005

Goo: Day 3

Two days have passed, and the feeding has begun. Like a boa constrictor consumes it daily diet of rodents, and small jungle creatures, so too has my rye flour engulfed the 2/3 cup of bread flour it was fed last night. The rye flour was puffy and swollen looking upon its consumption, so there was […]

August 17th, 2005

The Long Road to Sourdough

I admit it, maybe it has something to do with the fact I am a Bay Area native, and here sourdough is like pablum, but I love sourdough bread. The tang, the crumb, the subtle puckery nature, it makes my heart go pitter pat. To me, even a bad loaf of Colombo Sliced Sourdough makes […]

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