Sourdough Sesame Bagels

I feel like January is becoming my bread month – just like February seems to be dedicated to chocolate. There is just something about being stuck at home, while Winter is raging outside, that calls to my inner baker. It’s also a slight brake from all of the sugar we’ve been pilling on during the…

Sourdough Rye

I’m getting back into my post Holiday baking with this lovely boule of sourdough rye bread. The addition of caraway seeds is optional, but I highly recommend the addition of orange zest. It adds a slight fruitiness to the bread that nicely compliments the bitterness of the rye and the tang of the sourdough. For…

Cheddar & Jalapeño Boule

A spin off of last weeks post, this wild leavened sourdough is studded with cubes of sharp cheddar cheese and a fresh jalapeños.  One of my latest tricks is to cut my cheese into little cubes instead of grating it.  This allows for mini pockets of melted cheese throughout the bread, ensuring that the cheese…

Wild Yeast Leavened Bread

I have been sitting on this blog post for weeks.  Writing about this process seemed like a massive daunting task that I was ill equipped to handle, after all, what do I really know about cultivating my own bread yeast? and messing around with all that bacteria? I’m likely to poison someone.  I quickly got…