Wild Apple Cider Yeast Sourdough

A couple years ago I fermented a wild apple cider using only the yeast and bacteria that were naturally on the apples. The cider had a really nice funkiness to it, very similar to French and Spanish ciders. I kept a jar of the yeast and bacteria after I bottled the cider and it had…

Purple Sweet Potato Sourdough

I get on weird kicks every now and then and currently it’s trying to make purple bread. If you asked me why, I honestly have no answer for you. Before I started baking my own bread, I’d often find myself buying potato bread due to its soft texture. This bread has that same pillowy and…

Hibiscus w/ Lemon Zest Bread

This idea started when I was thinking about making purple bread. I use hibiscus a lot when I brew beer and it gives a great bright color as well as some tartness. Without having any idea how much hibiscus to use, I took a guess and ended up using much less than I should have….

Cinnamon Swirl Sourdough w/ Bourbon Soaked Raisins

I bought a new Pullman loaf pan and really wanted to try something delicious in it. I had been thinking about a cinnamon swirl loaf for a while and decided to give one a shot using some sourdough discard and golden raisins that had been soaked in bourbon and vanilla. The smell of this loaf…

Turmeric + Almond Sourdough

Turmeric is a great addition to just about any food but it really makes bread pop with vibrant yellow tones and subtle hints of an exotic flavor. The shaved almonds thrown in give an unexpected crunch and texture. Schedule: I based this loaf off of my sourdough schedule. Since this is a 100% naturally leavened…