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…

Multiple Flour Standard Loaves

I was running low on bread (and time) so I whipped together these loaves using multiple flours and bakers yeast. The bread has an excellent crust and crumb and smelled amazing while baking. The sound of the bread cooling when I took it out of the oven lasted quite a while too! Schedule: I based…

Valencia Mill Standard Loaves

A friend of ours had some flour from a mill here in New Mexico and wanted me to try baking some bread with it. The mill is Valencia Flour Mill and I used some of their unbleached flour in these loaves. Schedule: I based this loaf off of my bakers yeast schedule. Ingredients: Dough I…

5 Flour Sourdough

These ‘clear out the cabinet’ loaves came about after I was looking at all the random flours I had in my pantry. The five flours in this recipe are bread, whole wheat, rye, buckwheat and spent grain. These flours and flavors combined into a couple really nice loaves for sandwiches. Schedule Using the lazy sourdough…

Spelt Flour Sourdough

I felt like I had been neglecting my sourdough starter in the back of the fridge so I decided to feed it over a few days and then use it for some bread. I had been missing that good sour twang in my recent loaves and this one gave me what the other loaves had…

Spelt + Rye Standard Bread

I really love how adding a little bit of rye flour to a loaf can give it an extreme boost of complexity. In this loaf I added some spelt flour as well. Schedule: I based this loaf off of my bakers yeast schedule. Ingredients: Dough Method: I started with a 30 minute autolyse with all…

Black Rice Flour Standard Bread

Summer struck Northern New Mexico with some wicked temperatures and living in a house with no A/C means severely limiting oven usage. After a couple month hiatus from baking, monsoons have started up again and temperatures mellow at in the late afternoon. My first loaf back is an experiment using some black rice flour to…

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…

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…