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…

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…

Cheddar Cheese and Paprika Sourdough

A friend clued me into a new sourdough method that promised to be pretty low effort but still resulted with great bread. I decided to give the method a try with a loaf using some sharp cheddar cheese and paprika. Schedule Using the lazy sourdough method is actually quite simple. The real key to this…

75% Whole Wheat w/ Sunflower & Pepitas

I’ve been trying some new techniques and have ended up with a few major fails. I’ll start documenting those for the blog but for now I’m sticking with successes. I was looking for a hardy and healthy loaf so I went with a 75% whole wheat bread that I added some sunflower seeds and pepitas…

6 Grain Sourdough

I really enjoy using several different flours and grains in a bread to really give it some depth and complexity. With this bread I used six different grains and flours I had in my pantry to come up with a really tasty sourdough. Schedule: I based this loaf off of my sourdough schedule. Since this…

Overnight Loaves w/ Whole Wheat

Some friends are doing a big pre-holiday dark beer sharing party and I wanted to bring some bread to help keep everyone sitting upright throughout the night. There wasn’t much notice about the party so I used the overnight baking schedule to whip up these flavorful loaves. Schedule: I based this loaf off of my…

Blue Corn Sourdough

I love the color, crunch and flavor that adding blue cornmeal gives to bread. The longer fermentation and proofing that comes along with sourdough also helps to soften the blue corn a little more than a quick bakers yeast loaf does. Schedule: I based this loaf off of my sourdough schedule. Since this is a…

Spent Grain Sourdough

It’s been a while since I made a sourdough loaf using my spent grain flour. I remembered how well the flavors played together and wanted to give it a shot with my new sourdough culture instead of the old whole wheat starter I had used with the last loaf. Schedule: I based this loaf off…

Green Chile Cheese Bread

The second loaf in my holiday baking spree is a staple in New Mexico… Green Chile Cheese bread! I’m still working on perfecting this recipe and I think I’m getting really close. I think the key to good coverage of cheese and chile on the top of the bread is to use sliced cheese instead…