I just felt like whipping up something quick to go along with cold chicken for dinner. I thought biscuits/scones (I know in the UK biscuits are considered cookies) would be a good idea. So I used up some sourdough starter that was spent (not active and sour). Here is what I did: READ MORE »
This post is an excerpt from my four volume book “Discovering Sourdough.” I thought it would be nice to use for an “Oldie but Goodie” post. Have fun!
SOURDOUGH ENGLISH MUFFINS
English Muffins are griddled, they are fun to make. This recipe will make about 16 muffins.
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Hot water is the secret to great tortillas. Now that I’ve piqued your curiosity I will go on…
I have a member in my family that has issues with wheat. The individual has a skin condition made worse by consuming wheat products. However, the longer fermented sourdough baked goods don’t seem to be a problem. So I thought I’d modify my original tortilla recipe (one of the most popular posts on my blog ever since it was published) for my family member. See the original formula here: READ MORE »
Okay so I did something amazing this morning. I made up a formula for pancakes that will be my go to formula from now on. My son asked me to name them after him and my daughter, who won’t eat pancakes, helped herself to a full plate after tasting a bite. She said, “How did you make these taste so good?” READ MORE »
The Business of Baking
Kneading Conference West is a three day event held in September at the Washington State University Extension and Research facility in Mt. Vernon. It brings together bakers, plant breeders, millers, brewers and even oven builders, all with some connection to grain. READ MORE »
MC, Teresa (me) and Breadsong photo by Douglas McLaughlin
Kneading Conference West (Sept 13, 14 and 15) 2012 was a terrific success. I had the privilege of attending for the second year in a row and I am really glad I did. The Kneading Conference is held in the beautiful Skagit Valley in Mt Vernon, Wa at READ MORE »
San Juan Island area is a beautiful place to live. The locals are very friendly, it has been fun to meet new people. I attended a transportation meeting to see about road safety and bike trails. I joined a prayer group from the church I attend and I was able to help out at the local soup kitchen this week and bring some of my bread.
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Here is a neat shaping technique for dough that will enable you to end up with beautiful Christmas wreaths to give for gifts or showcase your buffet table. You can follow any recipe that will produce about 1.5 lbs of dough, as each wreath is 1.5 lbs each. You can also use any filling that suits your fancy. Some ideas would be pecans and chopped apples, preserves, chopped dates, figs and walnuts, cherries, dried cranberries, blueberries, etc.
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Sweet Potato Muffins
It’s that time of year where baking of squash, sweet potaoes (and/or yams) and other such autumn treats are pretty standard fare, especially around Thanksgiving. This recipe features leftover baked sweet potatoes baked up into muffins. You can substitute any veggie with a similar texture such as those mentioned above. I like using up my extra starter instead of tossing it whenever I can and these yummy tender treats will help you do just that.
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I have had an interesting week. I received my CPR certification yesterday. It was an interesting class to attend. We also received lunch and a nice first aid kit. This class was sponsored by the Shoalwater Bay Tribe. They are very helpful and active in our local community. We are lucky to have them as neighbors here in Tokeland.
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