Also, it's delicious. I mean, sourdough bread as French toast? To die for.
|"salty" sourdough crackers|
With these factors in mind, I thought it might be fun to note all the ways sourdough serves my family during the span of a week. You know, for kicks.
Because we eat it a lot. Just recently, I mixed up my second batch ever of No-Knead Dough (Sourdough dough. Shall we just say for the sake of simplicity that all bread items mentioned in this post are, in fact, sourdough?). The method is outlined in both the wonderful Sourdough A to Z ebook (a great investment if you are a newcomer to the ways of sourdough) and a great book I just bought The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods by Wardeh Harmon. It's basically a sourdough version (simplicity or not, I can't stop writing sourdough! Sourdough, sourdough, sourdough!)of THIS METHOD. You make a big batch of dough (huge, actually), and it keeps in the refrigerator for almost a week. When you're ready to use it, just scoop it out and shape it as you wish. It's pretty stinking cool, actually.
So anyway, that dough I often use for things like loaves of artisan-type bread, English muffins, and cinnamon rolls. I also have been having fun with sourdough recipes I've found on various sites. I love gleaning from other people's experimentation!
Sunday - breakfast: leftover English muffins & leftover pancakes.
lunch dessert: brownies or cinnamon rolls
Monday - lunch: flatbread (with egg salad) sandwich
dinner: artisan bread
Tuesday - breakfast: waffles
lunch: flatbread (as a side)
snack: cinnamon rolls
Wednesday - breakfast: caramel apple skillet pancake
lunch: flatbread sandwich
snack: cinnamon raisin muffins
dinner: English muffins
Thursday - lunch: spelt sandwich bread
snack: crackers, cinnamon raisin muffins
dinner: pita bread
Friday - breakfast: biscuits
lunch: flatbread, spelt sandwich bread
snack: crackers, cinnmaon raisin muffins
Saturday - breakfast: raspberry skillet pancake wedges
There you have it. Keep in mind that this is just seven days' time. One of my family's favorite sourdough recipes, as pizza crust, wasn't on the menu plan this week. My next goals are tortillas, pita bread, and noodles. In many ways, I'm just beginning my sourdough journey, but as you can probably tell I'm having fun playing with my "toy"!