Easter Sourdough with Honey, Almonds and Sunflower Seeds

I baked these loaves to take to an Easter BBQ. I wanted something that was good on it’s own, or with some meat piled on top. The subtle honey aromas and added twist from the sunflower seeds and shaved almonds was perfect! As a bonus, one loaf got a rabbit stenciled on top. Schedule Using…

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 #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…

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/ Garlic and Rosemary

Garlic and rosemary is a great combination and one I definitely need to use more often. You’d typically see these ingredients in a focaccia or in an olive oil dip for bread, but putting them in the bread themselves turns an ordinary loaf into an aromatic and savory masterpiece. Schedule: I based this loaf off…

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…

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…

Pumpkin Shaped Pumpkin Sourdough

The Aspens are changing color and the nights are getting chilly which means Fall is here! In honor of Fall, I wanted to try my hand at making a pumpkin shaped loaf that had a hint of the flavors of a pumpkin pie. I ended up pretty impressed with my first try at this style…

Whole Wheat + Spent Grain Sourdough

My sourdough culture had been sitting, mostly neglected, at the back of my fridge for the last two months. I finally decided it had been long enough and pulled it out and fed it a few times earlier in the week and then baked this delicious double batch today. Whole wheat flour mixed with some…