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When I got my first sourdough starter from a local friend last year around this time, I will admit I found myself very intimidated by it. I stuck it in the fridge and let it stay there for a little while, until I was tired of something I may never use taking up space. I don’t think I had ever even tasted sourdough bread before making my first loaf, so I had no clue what I was missing. I’m glad I mustered up the courage to try it, because it was so good that I wouldn’t even dream of taking a bite of regular bread again! I actually have tasted regular bread since then, and trust me, the taste difference is nothing short of amazing. Why? Because, to put it simply, sourdough bread actually has taste!
The first boule I made was out of Einkorn flour, and I used a recipe from Jovial Foods. It was delicious! But because Einkorn is so expensive, I usually use flours that I can easily get in stores such as bread flour or all-purpose. I’ll usually mix these with some rye, although not always.
I’ve made several boules since then, and while they aren’t always perfect, they are pretty good and definitely edible. Not as bad as the bricks I made quite often in the early days! I’ve discovered the best recipe for no-knead sourdough crusty bread, which I make a few times a month. This sourdough challah recipe is very good, but I don’t make it as often.
I’m really into making sourdough pancakes these days. But I wouldn’t have been able to experiment with recipes of my own such as these sourdough rye pancakes if it weren’t for food bloggers sharing their own recipes. I’m generally not a “from scratch” baker (or should I say pancake maker?) but making modifications to get things how I want them works well for me.
I can’t wait to try out the most versatile sourdough pancake recipe ever, it really seems so simple compared to the process I currently use and would make for an easy breakfast in a pinch. And since it’s that time of year, I can’t help but try out these pumpkin sourdough pancakes first! I’ll be sure to let you all know what I think–I’m picky about my pancakes!
If you’re having trouble figuring out what to do with your sourdough starter, here are 60 ideas!!!
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