Green Chile + Gruyere Sourdough

We just got our fresh batch of 2022 Green Chile so I wanted to use the last pack of the 2021 batch that was lingering in the freezer. What better way than to whip up a quick Green Chile cheese bread. Schedule Using the lazy sourdough method is actually quite simple. The real key to…

Blue Corn + Whole Wheat Sourdough

When I was pulling some ingredients out for my normal sourdough, I saw a package of blue cornmeal staring me in the face. I decided to change up my standard sourdough with whole wheat and throw some blue cornmeal in there too. Schedule Using the lazy sourdough method is actually quite simple. The real key…

Diastatic Malted Barley Flour Experiment #2 – Pretzels

Following the sourdough experiment with Diastatic Malted Barley Flour (DMBF), I wanted to try it with pretzels, which commonly call for DMBF. I wasn’t really sure what differences I’d get out of this and was curious if I could get by without using it in pretzels again. I used the recipe below for each batch…

Diastatic Malted Barley Flour Experiment #1 – Sourdough

I bought a bag of diastatic malted barley flour (DMBF) a few years ago when I heard it makes a great addition to pretzels, bagels and other types of bread. I’ve used it a few times but have never done a side-by-side comparison to a loaf using the diastatic malted barley flour vs a straight…

Aleppo Pepper + Mozzarella Sourdough

I finally got my hands on some Aleppo pepper and knew it needed to go into some bread. Aleppo pepper, in my opinion, is like a combination of sun dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes and paprika. It has a slight smokiness and a lot of earthiness without an overwhelming kick of heat. I paired the…

“No Fuss” Blue Corn Pizza Dough

I’ve made this crust countless times (with both yellow and blue cornmeal) and it’s quickly become my go-to pizza dough recipe. There’s no autolyse and no stretching and folding. You can make it first thing in the morning and get it into the fridge before work so it’s ready for you when you get home….

Blue Corn + Pepita Sourdough

I wanted to make a “New Mexico” sourdough but had recently made a loaf with green chile and another with red chile. What else is a typical New Mexican ingredient? Blue corn! Pepitas (or pumpkin seeds) are also used in a lot of Mexican and New Mexican cooking. Let’s combine these together into one delicious…

Overnight Loaves w/ Roasted Red Pepper, Paprika & Red Chile

Some friends of ours are having us over for soups this weekend. I knew bread would be my contribution to the meal but was on the fence about what ingredients to use. My wife suggested paprika and then the ideas really started flowing. We had an unopened jar of roasted bell peppers in the pantry…

Spent Grain + Whole Wheat Standard Loaf

My sourdough culture has been acting up lately (really low gluten development), so I wanted to go back to basics with a standard bakers yeast recipe. If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ve probably seen how I really like using spent grain flour in my loaves to help give it an extra boost of whole…

Bread Flour + Spent Grain Sourdough

I wanted to have some more bread on hand and hadn’t made a loaf with spent grain in a while. I threw this one together on a whim and it turned out tasting really nice. Schedule Using the lazy sourdough method is actually quite simple. The real key to this method is that you can…