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back to sourdough bread

I ended up taking a little hiatus from making sourdough bread. I’ve been working on feeding my starter to make it happy again. This is my first successful little loaf in a while, and it was sooo good. We tried this recipe, which was enough resting and rising time to give a good sourdough taste, but it was low maintenance enough that we didn’t need to check on it all day.

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two good things today

Today is already full of good things. I found one of my favorite breads at the store, and had some toast for breakfast. I also made some oatmeal raisin cookies last night, so maybe I’m just really into raisins and cinnamon at the moment.

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And look who I found in the garden this morning- a blooming wildflower. I planted wildflower seeds last fall, and they are finally starting to believe its time to bloom.

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Hope your day is full of warm toast and sunny flowers!

french toast for dinner

I’ve been wanting to try a cloche bread baker, and lucky me, I happened to get one for Christmas! I tried it out on New Years Eve, and it tasted great, except I didn’t oil and cornmeal the bottom enough. So the crusty bottom stuck to the baker. Never ones to be defeated by kitchen gadgets, we decided to make french toast out of hacked up bread, as the saying goes.

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focaccia with rosemary

Focaccia is fun to make, because you get to poke it and make the little dimples all over. Its also super delicious from the oven. Soft but a little crispy around the edges from the oil. We have a ton of rosemary growing, so I was able to use very fresh herbs. I based mine on this recipe.

Our living room gets a lot of afternoon summer sun, so its the preferred dough rising area, but its been cloudy lately. So I tucked the dough into the blankets to rise.

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I think that the herbs we grow smell the best, but I’m extremely biased. I want to try to make a wreath with all our sage soon.

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And here we have the final product. I want to start a petition that the fat chunks of pepper is the only pepper allowed. Its my favorite.

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so many biscuits

We’ve been testing different sourdough biscuit recipes. I wake up a tiny bit earlier, so I’ll have time to mix up a batch after our morning run. This part is crucial for controlling leftovers. No one in the office will turn down a warm, homemade biscuit first thing in the morning.

Our favorite biscuits are the super flaky ones, but we are still perfecting our ideal recipe. In the meantime, we need to stock up on more jam!

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