Friday, November 11, 2011

Sourdough Bread

Based on King Arthur Flour's Extra-Tangy Sourdough Bread

Latest revision, on my website: 

Sourdough Bread Recipe

A work friend hinted and nudged me until I broke down and made a sourdough loaf, which I had not done in a long time. My old bit of dried starter failed to revive, so I bought a start from King Arthur Flour. It is a very nice, lively starter that made some delicious bread. I have had sourdough that is super dense, and so sour it will knock you over. This one has a nice "medium" density, is a bit chewy, and the sour sneaks up on you with a nicely assertive but not extreme kick. 

Navy Bread

Navy Bread

I created this unusual bread to satisfy our desire for bread with a reduced carb load, for those days when we feel compelled to be extra healthy. The result is a rather pleasant bread with an unusual purplish color, served here with Navy Bean Soup. The kids really liked it too. A really rare win-win for food!

Navy Bean Soup

Derived from Cook’s Illustrated American Classics U.S. SENATE NAVY BEAN SOUP.

Apple pie, hurrah!

After some searching around, I decided to try King Arthur Flour's apple pie recipe, using the One Pie Crust to Rule Them All. Now that's an apple pie. :) We forgot to take a picture, so I've borrowed KAF's pie photo.