I have been with my family for the holidays. Of course I brought my sourdough starter with me! I baked two different times and both times the oven failed at my mom’s house. The igniter was going out on their oven.The oven was 100 degrees cooler than I needed it to be…bad news! So my dad got a new igniter and I decided to try again. I made up a batch of basic white sourdough using 100% starter, you can find the recipe here.
I then added some chunked cheese to one loaf, because believe it or not, there are people in my family who don’t like kalamata olives!
Then I added chopped rosemary and kalamata olives to the second loaf, because my sister who was baking with me, is allergic to milk. So no cheese in her loaf. In my loaf, I put kalamata olives, cheese and rosemary… I got the best loaf in my opinion!
I did not weigh the extra ingredients (the cheese chunks, olives and rosemary) we just added what looked good.
The loaves turned out great, so now I feel like I can bake again. I am thinking about what to bake next…
My dad and me at Christmas 2010:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!