When Bazu offered to send out some sourdough starter, I jumped at the chance to get some. Then... it arrived and I was scared of it. I didn't want to start it going, because I was afraid of killing it! I finally worked up the courage, though, and now I've made couple of goodies.
Thanks to Bazu's fantastic sourdough post, I was pointed in the direction of some good recipes. I picked the sourdough pancakes to start with. YUM. We weren't sure if they would work, and Musty was disgusted by the sight of the starter, which he affectionately called "bat spit." But then, these delicious babies came off the griddle, and who can argue with these?! They were fantastic - fluffy, light, and flavorful.
Yummers sat at the table with us, and Musty let him lick the extra maple syrup off his finger.
How cute are Musty and Yummers, sitting next to each other at the table??
Empowered by my pancake success, I decided to try the Sourdough Rye Loaf. Hot Damn! This turned out fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly and I got a big beautiful round loaf of delicious rye bread. It's got just the right chewy, flavorful, crumb that I'd expect from rye bread. Maybe it was a bit dense, but I didn't mind. I'll definitely make it again.
The only down side of making bread? I can't stop eating it! :)
Thanks Bazu! I've bookmarked a few more sourdough recipes that I'm looking forward to trying. What fun.