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Recipe: Sourdough Crackers

Sourdough crackers and be broken up free-form for a rustic, savory treat.

When you make sourdough bread you have to feed your starter, and before you can feed your starter, you are supposed to throw away a cup of starter from the jar. Sound wasteful? It is. So every bread maker searches … Continue reading

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Recipe: Homemade Sourdough Crumpets

Now you never have to discard starter again.

While you rarely hear the word “crumpet” in common parlance these days, they are as tasty as they were in the Middle Ages (or more so, I’ll wager). Similar to English muffins, crumpets are thick pancakes cooked on a griddle. … Continue reading

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Sourdough Bread – Why It’s Better Than Yeast

Flour, water, salt and starter are the only ingredients in this loaf. Long rise (4 hours with turns every 1/2 hour), and then overnight refrigeration make this loaf great.

I’ve been making bread for 25 years, but I’ve always been afraid of sourdough starter. Pretty sure I would kill it from neglect, so I limited myself to packaged yeast…until yesterday. Maybe it’s a New Year’s Resolution. Maybe it’s courage, … Continue reading

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