Spelt Flour + Rye Sourdough

The perfect sourdough recipe has been my goal for a few years. Between battling with varying ambient temperatures, trying to find a culture that ferments consistently and getting my schedule dialed in, there’s a lot to take into account. I’m getting pretty close with this spelt and rye flour recipe though! Schedule: I based this…

Blue Corn Pizza Dough

Adding some cornmeal to your pizza dough adds a nice texture that you don’t get when using plain flour. I always like to keep some blue cornmeal on hand and put some in this pizza dough. This recipe makes enough for 4 pizzas, each about 12″ in diameter. I like my crust thin and crispy…

Sourdough Culture Comparison

I started a new sourdough culture using wild yeast and bacteria from a naturally fermented apple cider. In this experiment I made two identical loaves of bread with the only difference being the sourdough culture each one got. The new wild apple cider culture was only about a week old at the time of this…

Base Sourdough Culture Loaf

I did a side-by-side experiment with my existing sourdough culture (this loaf) and a newly created starter based on a wild cider culture. The actual experiment will be in a separate post, whereas this one simply outlines the results of this culture’s fermentation. Schedule: I based this loaf off of my sourdough schedule. This sourdough…

Overnight 20% Spent Grain Loaf

I wanted to push the limits of what’s an acceptable amount of spent grain flour to use in a loaf of bread. I usually add about 10% but in this loaf I decided to up it to 20%. While the dough, and resulting bread, was definitely extremely dense, the taste and flavor is excellent. Schedule:…

Flaxmeal, Wheat bran w/ Oats Sourdough

I’m always searching for a great bread for toasting that’s packed with grains, wheat and fiber. While I’m not really too happy with how this bread turns out, I figured I’d post it anyway as a starting point for future experimenting. Schedule: I based this loaf off of my hybrid schedule. Since this uses a…

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Dough

We recently got a pasta roller attachment for our KitchenAid stand mixer so I’ve been playing around with making different pasta. This attempt uses olive oil packed sun dried tomatoes that have been pureed and then combined with the rest of the ingredients. The tomatoes give it a really nice color and flavor. While this…

5 Flours Country Bread

I took a look at my pantry and saw several jars, bags and containers of random flour I’ve been using over the last few months and thought ‘I wonder what would happen if I put all of this into one loaf?’ This bread has a lot going on. Using bread, spelt, whole wheat, rye and…

Spelt Flour Sourdough

I’ve been trying to buy and experiment with different flours to get a better appreciation and understanding about how they affect the fermentation, rise, flavor and look of the bread. For this double batch I used some Bob’s Red Mill spelt flour as about 20% of the flour in the recipe. Schedule: I based this…

Stout Beer + Oatmeal Bread

Bread using only beer instead of water? Let’s give it a shot! This idea has been tossing itself around in my head for a while and I figured it’s finally time to give it a try. I used a sweet milk stout for all of the hydration in this bread and also threw in some…