Smoked Gouda + Hatch Green Chile Bread

When the weather starts cooling down and Fall starts knocking on the door, it turns into Green Chile season here in New Mexico. Anywhere you go you get whiffs of green chile roasting. It’s one of my favorite times of year here. I bought about 5 pounds of freshly roasted Hatch green chile this year…

Dark Rye + Spent Grain Sourdough

Monsoons finally hit here in Santa Fe which really helped cool the house down. I hadn’t baked bread recently because cranking the oven to nearly 500’F for almost 2 hours when it’s already 85’F in the kitchen just wasn’t appealing. I decided my first loaf back was going to be a hearty rye and spent…

5 Flour Sourdough

These ‘clear out the cabinet’ loaves came about after I was looking at all the random flours I had in my pantry. The five flours in this recipe are bread, whole wheat, rye, buckwheat and spent grain. These flours and flavors combined into a couple really nice loaves for sandwiches. Schedule Using the lazy sourdough…

Oat + Walnut Standard Loaf

I wanted to make a loaf of bread that would be good for sandwiches, toast and garlic bread so I went with a recipe loaded with oats and walnuts. I love using walnuts in my loaves. They give a really good flavor and soften up nicely after baking. The oats also give a really nice…

Turmeric + Almond

I remember really liking the savory flavor of my last Turmeric + Almond sourdough loaf so I decided to make it again. Due to time constraints, rather than using my sourdough starter, I used bakers yeast. The color of this bread is ridiculously yellow. Schedule: I based this loaf off of my bakers yeast schedule….

Sourdough Pretzel Buns – Trial #1

After having a successful batch of pretzel buns with bakers yeast, I wanted to try making some with my sourdough culture. I made this recipe and method to fit my schedule and was fairly happy with this attempt, although there are definitely things to improve on. I scaled this recipe down to make 5 bratwurst…

Lazy Sourdough w/ Spent Grain

I was down to my last slice of Cheddar Cheese + Paprika bread and needed something else to have on hand. That loaf was awesome and savory, but not the best for sandwiches or toast. To make a better sandwich and toast loaf, I went back to the pantry and grabbed some spent grain flour…

Pretzel Buns

I’ve had an itch to make pretzels for a while but was waiting for the right opportunity. We were planning on grilling out some burgers for dinner and we didn’t have any buns on hand. The solution? Pretzel buns! These buns are stupid easy and taste amazing. I might try updating this recipe to use…

Seeded Lazy Sourdough

This is another loaf using the “lazy” sourdough method. I baked this at the same time as my Cheddar and Paprika loaf. This recipe uses sunflower, poppy and sesame seeds but you can substitute just about any seeds you’d like. Schedule Using the lazy sourdough method is actually quite simple. The real key to this…