Basic White with Walnuts Variation

The really fun thing about Basic White sourdough is that you can do so many fun variations with it. Adding walnuts is one fun variation. Many people like adding walnuts without adding sugar to the dough so the bread is not too sweet. I have two variations here for you today. One is a slightly sweet walnut bread and one is a savory variety.

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Salt Fermented Sourdough and my Book

I have been playing with the salt fermented dough again. I cut down on the amount of salt in the initial pre ferment dough and it still did very well. I am not sure if it is better or what, it came out really good. I have to experiment with it a few more times to see what is different enough about it to compare it with the first iteration.

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Having Fun Testing Breads…

I found a great Natural Foods store in San Luis Obispo called New Frontiers. The store was filled with good things including a wonderful deli, a great salad bar, a meat counter, a cake and cookie bakery, bins and bins of bulk grains, seeds, and other foods, spices and many other items. I bought 50.00 worth of grains, seeds and different flours. I wanted to work on some Mill grain sourdoughs and I didn’t have any grains to put into the bread! In the storeContinue reading

Rosemary Kalamata Sourdough

At my sister’s request, I made up a batch of Rosemary Kalamata Sourdough. The combination of those two flavors is irresistable! I also like to put Asiago cheese with this kind of bread but my sis is allergic to milk, so it got left out this time.

To make up this bread you need to start with a preferment the evening before you plan on doing your dough mixing. To do this you mix together:

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Jarlsberg Cheese Onion Bread

Due to a family crisis, I have ended up in California and am no longer in Hawaii. I am still getting plenty of sun, but it is cooler here. I have a minimum amount of baking equipment, so I am having to improvise and do with what I have.  It was three weeks of not being able to bake when I finally baked up some Jarlsberg  Cheese Onion Bread.

I did bring my kitchen scale , thank goodness! My sister in law, Michelle, who bakes terrific sourdough, shared some of the Italian starter with me that I had brought with me to California a year ago. So I was good to go…

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