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Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough English Muffins

Sourdough English Muffins This is a stunning sourdough English Muffin recipe which has been on this site for years.  We’ve just taken another shot at it to clarify instructions and measurements.  The taste of these muffins is awesome! My son, who was about 10 when we first made these and who didn’t like English Muffins, …

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Pasta being cut into fettuccine

Sourdough Pasta

Sourdough Pasta Sourdough, it’s not just for breakfast any more! What’s this? Sourdough pasta?  Isn’t this a bread blog? Nah, it’s a sourdough blog.  And, honestly, when I heard about sourdough pasta I was skeptical.  Pasta isn’t risen, so it wasn’t obvious that sourdough would add anything to the pasta.  Still, as a die hard …

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Fettucine with Tangy Wilted SpinachAC

Fettuccine with Tangy Wilted Spinach

Fettuccine With Tangy Wilted Spinach In all honesty, this is not the most photogenic recipe we’ve ever come up with.  On the other hand, it’s not the least photogenic either.  But it is quick, easy and very tasty.  And with spinach in it, it’s gotta be healthy, amirite?  This should make 2 servings. Ingredients: 2 …

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Our Denali Pizza

Slow Rise Sourdough Pizza

Slow Rise Sourdough Pizza All through this web site, and our cookbooks, we stress the importance of a long, slow rise.  I’ve gone so far as to say the secret to baking is patience, and the secret to sourdough baking is MORE patience.  But, it’s in a good cause. The pie to the right is …

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Simple Sourdough Pan Bread

Simple Sourdough Pan Bread

Simple Sourdough Pan Bread This is from “The Friends of Carl“, a group dedicated to giving away Carl Griffith’s ancestral sourdough starter.  I We talk about them at some length in “Getting a Good Starter” page. This bread is a good learners loaf, and it is the first loaf I baked that was nicely sour!  …

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Sourdough Blueberru Muffins in a lined basket

Blueberry Muffins

Sourdough Blueberry Muffins Muffins, notwithstanding a bizarre song by the late Frank Zappa, are fine foods, and they are a great way to start a day, to brighten a covered dish function at work or church, or to just tell someone that you think they are special. Also, they are a great way to use up an extra cup or …

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