Tuesday, August 9, 2011

FEED YOUR FACE: Sourdough

How long has it been since you had some sourdough? I had some sourdough pancakes years ago that were made from a sourdough that I was told was 60 some years old. That's a long time to have sourdough.

The sourdough had been in the family for years, and came from a sourdough kit that his great grandma had started. Sourdough is fun and quite good. And the things you can make are mouthwatering. You're only limited by what you can't think of.

Here is a sourdough starter with yeast. And then, one with out yeast. You need:
1 envelope yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water (not hot water -- you should be able to comfortably stick your finger in it)
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water, then mix in the other ingredients. Place the dough in a covered dish and set it aside in a warm place for 1 or 2 days. (We have ours in a little crock jar.)
Always leave at least 1 cup or more of your starter for seed. Replenish it with 1 cup flour and a cup of milk or water. Your sourdough starter may be delayed for a few days when kept in your fridge. But it still does its thing, only slower. Which can sometimes be a good thing.

Sourdough starter without yeast
2 cups warm water
2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Mix well, and store in a covered dish for several days in a warm place. And, again, replenish with 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of milk or water. And always leave at least 1 cup of your starter for seed. And this starter will also be a little delayed when kept in your fridge.

Now make some up, make some pancakes with some blueberries! Fry an egg or two, throw in some bacon, and you will have nothing but smiles all around the kitchen or deer camp. Or make some bread from your starter, and get out the butter and homemade jam.

S0, quit drooling, get with it, and start some sourdough! You won't be sorry. Just make sure you have enough napkins to go around, 'cause every one will want some.

So, FEED YOUR FACE!! And enjoy.


6 comments:

  1. I'm hungry for sourdough cinnamon rolls. I should make some this weekend!

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  2. Sounds good, but, maybe we should have a 2AM cinnamon roll feeding frenzy. Just like we use to.

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  3. Those were fun times! And I think the Three Stooges are on at that time. Bonus!

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  4. There goes the diet.

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  5. Thanks for those. I brought back some sourdough starter from Alaska, but in subsequent moves it died off. I need to start some new. Thanks!

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  6. How about, sourdough Blue Berry bread. With home made choke cherry jelly. (Now I went and drooled on my key board.)

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