I am the only one that seems to think summer is flying by waaaay to fast?! I can’t believe it’s almost August! My garden is finally starting to produce some yummy goods after a cool start. And I mean cool! I think yesterday it finally got up to 83 and that was the hottest day we’ve had all July! So it’s been slow going, but the Lord has truly blessed us with what has been growing. Another couple of weeks and we’ll start in full harvest mode!
So this past week I’ve been trying to make my own sourdough bread. And I’ve actually tried this twice over the last year and both times before it got moldy. Cause I forgot about it while I was trying to make the starter. So this time I set it out on our island so I’d see it, plus I wrote down in my planner I check each day, to remember to feed it! And this time it actually worked!
Something actually works when you remember!
And it’s so easy too. All you do is take a 1:1 ratio of water and flour (whole wheat, spelt or rye) (and rye is supposed to be the best, but I just used spelt) and place it in a very clean jar. Each day for 7 days you add in the same amount and stir. I only did 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup water each day because I didn’t want to waste flour if for some reason it didn’t work. After that you can place it in the fridge and just feed it once a week.
Now I did try and make a loaf of bread. And I wasn’t quite happy with it. For one, cause the recipe I tried added in extra yeast and I’m trying to get away from that. Second, because half the flour was added after the overnight soak and I’m trying to soak all of it for the health benefits.
And you might be wondering why I even tried the recipe if it had 2 things in it I didn’t want. Well….I didn’t read it all the way through before I started making it. Oops.
So I’m going to try a different recipe next week (I’m way to busy this week what with my sister’s wedding and the fact that I’m getting 20 pounds or cherries, 20 lbs of blueberries, and half a bushel of peaches from a co-op tomorrow!) and I’d love to know if you have a great recipe for using sourdough! Otherwise, I’ll do some more searching and give it a go sometime soon!
Did you try something this week? Leave the link to your post in the comments and I’ll update this post! (I’m not liking the ‘original linkys’ much. I’d rather you see the links on my blog than open a new page with the links. Yea, I’m fussy like that.)
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