Blog Posts - Sourdough Starter



Five seeds sourdough Irish soda bread

It has been a while since I took part in Sourdough Surprises . To re-phrase, it’s been a while since I posted the results of my sourdough surprises challenges. Each month, I make the recipe, love it, take pictures but I never get around to pub...
by Chef in disguise on Mar 20, 2014

Sourdough pancakes

Today is the first day of school after the winter break and we have had an amazing one. My mom, the kids and I took a trip back home to Palestine that I will tell you all about when I sort through all the pictures It was a wonderful time to slow down...
by Chef in disguise on Feb 9, 2014

Autumn Pretzel Rolls

Ms. Word Magician relishes puttering in the kitchen specifically sourdough again much to her family’s chagrin As the poem alludes, we are once again puttering with sourdough at The Word Magician’s Kitchen. In this new expression, we yank...
by The Word Magicians Kitchen on Oct 27, 2013

Sourdough marble muffins

My relationship with sweet muffins can mostly be filed under the heading “disasters”. For years, I have  been looking for a muffin recipe that produced those beautiful domed muffins you usually buy at the bakery.  The results are usuall...
by Chef in disguise on Oct 24, 2013

Sourdough English muffins

Are you in a hurry in the morning yet you want to have breakfast? not any breakfast but a decent one? Do you have kids who are always bored of the routine breakfast?snack or the stuff you put in their lunch box?  Are you looking for new and refreshi...
by Chef in disguise on Oct 6, 2013

Cocoa Cookie Cake Bars

Today is my birthday, so I thought sharing a recipe for cookie cake bars seemed most fitting for the occasion. In nonconformist style, these dessert bites oscillate between confectionery categories, refusing to be defined. Adding a touch more rarity,...
by The Word Magicians Kitchen on Sep 24, 2013

You Are the Proud Parent of Sourdough, Now What?

By this part of your journey, your sourdough culture is either activated or just about to pop. Now that you have generated this living, breathing organism, though, your care taking responsibilities for your sourdough have just begun. I refer to the c...
by The Word Magicians Kitchen on Sep 22, 2013

Vegan Sourdough Crepes

As you muddle with your sourdough starter you may begin to feel the pinches of guilt for having to discard so much of it at each feeding. The reality of building your starter is that you will have to toss out half of its bounty unless you can recast...
by The Word Magicians Kitchen on Sep 18, 2013

Starting Our Sourdough

Sourdough, as the Gemini of breads, acts as both a wild yeast and a distinctive breed of bread. This tangy viand has made its own name among the artisan baking community, which is why I thought it was time for us to add it to our repertoire of artisa...
by The Word Magicians Kitchen on Sep 16, 2013

Sourdough donuts

I rarely make donuts at home. You need a REALLY good recipe, one that gives you donuts that make you forget about the calories, at least long enough to have a couple of donuts! Up until recently I didn’t have a recipe that fit that description.
by Chef in disguise on Aug 11, 2013

Amazing sourdough cinnamon rolls

This month’s sourdough surprises challenge was to make cinnamon rolls. As the title already gave away, these cinnamon rolls are the best I have ever made. Actually they are the best I have ever had! Anything you can buy and I don’t care w...
by Chef in disguise on Jul 20, 2013

Sourdough crepes two ways

It is time for the reveal of sourdough surprises , after making sourdough brownies in May, this month we made crepes. My kids love crepes but I don’t make them enough because the recipe I usually use asks for leaving the batter for one hour i...
by Chef in disguise on Jun 20, 2013

Basic sourdough white bread #sourdough adventure

Once you have a happy bubbling starter living on your kitchen counter and once you get a taste of how much richer and more interesting it can make your baked goods, there is no turning back. After making sourdough brownies, sourdough bread had to be...
by Chef in disguise on Jun 7, 2013

Chocolate sourdough brownies

When you have a sourdough starter that is bubbly and alive, there is a world of options on ways to use it. This is my first month participating in Sourdough surprises. A group dedicated to helping you enjoy your sourdough adventure. Every month ther...
by Chef in disguise on May 20, 2013

Say Yes to the Breads

As a feature to my blog in the future, I will be conducting interviews with some Portland bread bakeries. I would like the chance to expose bakers that have made a profession of putting bread on the tables of many local families. I know that I have b...
by Well-Bread Baker on Apr 24, 2013

We all have to start somewhere

After many failed attempts at making a sourdough starter, I've got to say that cracking open my container and smelling that foul scent of fermenting flour was the best way to start my morning. If you are unfamiliar with sourdough starters, you can ge...
by Well-Bread Baker on Apr 23, 2013

Sourdough Journey – A Loaf is Born

At the start of the year we welcomed a new addition to our house – Alex, the sourdough starter!  And since Alex’s birth, several weeks ago now, we’ve been nurturing him, feeding him and keeping him... Read the latest from Crumbs and Corkscrew...
by Crumbs & Corkscrews on Jan 21, 2013

Slightly Sourdough Almond Butter Biscuits with Cacao, Orange & Tart Cherries

This biscuit is truly a collaborative effort. I modified a recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking, by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau by replacing the vegan butter with almond butter, trading out the AP flour for whole wheat and kicking in some sourdough start...
by An Unrefined Vegan on Jan 9, 2013

Sourdough Journey – Day One

Yesterday we started a journey in our house, by welcoming a new ‘living’ addition – a sourdough starter! I’ve been wanting to start or create a sourdough starter for a while... Read the latest from Crumbs and Corkscrews...
by Crumbs & Corkscrews on Jan 5, 2013

A Transfer & Selling Our House

After we got home from Michigan, my husband and I started our annual planning of what house projects do we tackle this year. When your house is 83 years old, there is always a project waiting to be done. With our never ending list in our hands, we de...
by Gluten A Go Go on Aug 1, 2010


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