Sourdough Discard Pasta

For that never ending discard one has when tending to a sourdough starter, we bring you yet another way to utilize it: pasta. Slightly tangy, with lots of great texture, sourdough noodles can be used anywhere you would regularly use pasta.

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Sourdough Starter and Basic Loaf

If you have been interested in making sourdough but have held back because maintaining starters and baking with wild yeast seems complicated, or have just begun to bake with sourdough and would like a straightforward recipe for a basic loaf, this post is for you!  I am excited to share Cultures for Health Sourdough Starter Kits as an easy way to begin your own sourdough starter.  They carry four different kinds: San Francisco Sourdough, Whole Wheat Sourdough, Gluten-Free Sourdough and Rye Sourdough.  I tried out all but the Rye one, and was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I had a starter going, and how precise and helpful their included instructions were.  Within a week, I was baking with their starters and turning out scrumptious sourdough loaves.

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Sourdough Bread Part 1: Cloche Baking & Making Your Own Starter

As I sit here and type this post, I almost feel like an expectant mother on the day of her baby’s arrival. All this hard work and the day has finally arrived to share with the world my findings. This post has truly been a year in the making and I can not begin to guess at the pounds and pounds of bread dough that have been made during recipe testing. Not to mention the many “science experiments” that have grown on my kitchen counter in an attempt to create the perfect homemade starter. My family certainly hasn’t complained at all the test loaves they’ve been able to enjoy but I’m beginning to feel like I will slip into a carb coma at any moment. In this post I will show you an easy way to make your own starter and share with you a basic sourdough recipe. This recipe produces a slightly sour flavor and is more artisan in its shape. I will continue to work on a sourdough sandwich loaf and a recipe that can be used to make hamburger buns. Those will be posts for another day. Okay, its time to dive in!

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