Category Archives for "Sourdough Baking"

Fun with Malt Spray

Just for fun, I put 7 oz of warm water and .5 oz of amber medium malt syrup in my spray bottle. This of course is the spray bottle I use to spray my bread dough just before baking, not a new whacky tanning spray!!  I had two – 1 lb loaves of basic white sourdough that I was working with. I sprayed the first loaf with plain water and it came out like this:Continue reading

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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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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