I’m always on the lookout for good ways to use discarded sourdough starter and this banana bread makes the list of good ones. It’s easy to throw together and is hard to eat just one slice without going for more. The recipe can be found at The Perfect Loaf but you have to scroll down the page… Continue reading Banana Bread, Whole Grain Sourdough
This is my first success with a 100% rye and it is a very easy recipe. Starting early, this recipe can be completed in one day. I will make this one again and again, with some minor tweaks along the way. I usually follow a recipe very closely the first time but tweak many ways… Continue reading 100% Sourdough Rye
Like rye bread? Do you often buy rye at the grocery? Look at the ingredient label on most commercial rye breads and you’ll usually find the first ingredient to be wheat flour. The second is water and the third is rye flour. Usually. Nothing wrong with that, but if you really like rye, try this recipe.… Continue reading Sourdough 70% Rye Bread
The first and last rye bread I baked was many years ago. It was a door stop. Inedible. Embarrassing. I have thought about that loaf a lot over the years so I wanted to redeem myself. I just baked a rye loaf that resembles my first in appearance but is in a different world in… Continue reading Sourdough Rye Bread
I can hear your groans from here already. It’s not as bad as it sounds. Really. If you’re a beginner as I am, you have probably noticed the above terms in many bread recipes. And if you dislike math as most people, you’ve studiously avoided them. Right? Well, this post will attempt to show you… Continue reading Bakers Percentages and Hydration
This is easily our favorite bread of all I have baked. Every time I bake a different bread, Wife says, “Yeah, it’s good, but that rye is the best. Make it next, okay?” I had trouble with the hydration the first time. I could handle the gloopy dough but I had trouble getting it… Continue reading Tweaking the OMG Sourdough
I like rye. I like to use it in my sourdough starter. It mixes well and it seems to rise more robustly than wheat. And I especially like rye bread. My OMG Rye Bread is our favorite of all the sourdough breads I have baked. I also bake rye sourdough crackers often, using my discard starter.… Continue reading Hip Hip Hoo-RYE!