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…

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…