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 420g bread flour 50g spelt flour 30g rye flour 390g…

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…

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…

Standard Sourdough

I have an experimentation problem. Whether it’s brewing, cooking or bread baking I rarely make the exact same recipe over and over. I’m always in the pantry looking for what new ingredient, spice or technique I can use for my next loaf of bread. It’s about time I rein myself in and go back to…

Sourdough Spelt + Rye w/ Caraway Seeds

In the week or two surrounding St. Patrick’s day I ate my fair share of Reuben sandwiches and really started wondering why I never tried making a ‘Russian Rye’ style bread that you typically see used with Reubens. I’m a little late to the game but this bread turned out wonderful. The caraway seeds give…

Spent Grain Sourdough

I love being able to turn what would normally be composted or trashed into something delicious. Spent grain is what’s left over after removing all the sugars from malted barley and other grains during the mashing process of making beer. I dry the grain and grind it into a flour. At about 10% of the…

Cranberry + Walnut Sourdough

The tart bite of cranberries combined with the crunch and earthiness from the walnuts has made this my go-to bread lately. I use this bread for toast, breakfast sandwiches, pressed lunch sandwiches and to soak up soups and stews. Schedule: I based this loaf off of my sourdough schedule. Since this is a 100% naturally…