While we tend to lean low carb in our eating habits, we do like a piece of hearty toast in the morning before heading out to do the farm chores. Having taken a break from our sourdough to explore other options, we recently found an easy recipe for this rustic, crusty whole wheat loaf – baked in cast iron!Continue reading “Cast Iron Cooking: Rustic Whole Wheat Loaf”
Chilly weather, fewer hours of daylight…these seem to be triggers for carb cravings (at least for me). In an effort to avoid packing on the pounds over the winter, I look for ways to satisfy the cravings without consuming too many simple carbs and sugar – but that doesn’t mean doughnuts are off the table!Continue reading “Good Bites: Low Carb Sugar-Free Cake Doughnuts”
Who doesn’t love a hot, fresh, and easy-to-make biscuit? And I’m not talking about ones that come out of a tube. You can make these biscuits from scratch, no special equipment needed…not even a biscuit cutter! And they’re made with sourdough, so that extra starter you’ve been thinking about pouring off can be put to work instead of wasted. Sound good? Read on!Continue reading “Bake This: “Discard” Starter Sourdough Biscuits”
If you’ve followed us or just taken a look around, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that this blog is replete with posts about fermentation. I ferment things, different things, and often. But I’m not the only fermenter in the family!
We recently made a sourdough loaf with half wheat and half barley flour, and it was fantastic. Our next experimental loaf? Buckwheat!
Winter often means fewer eggs, so vegan recipes are especially welcome. Despite the fact that most people think of challah as a very eggy bread, it can be eggless and delicious…thanks to an ingredient that could be considered “waste”!
You probably already know that sourdough bread is delicious, but did you also know about its health benefits? We love our homemade sourdough with wheat and rye flours…and, now, with barley flour!
There’s something particularly alluring about a crusty brown loaf, especially if it’s fresh out of the oven and filling the kitchen with its seductive fragrance. It whispers softly, insistently, “come cut a piece”. I know it’s crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, and it’s all I can do to keep my hands off until it cools. Bread porn? Perhaps, but when Audrey makes a rye loaf, it’s irresistible.
Diets come and go, and if you’ve ever been on one and followed it strictly, you understand why. I’ve dabbled in several and still enjoy making dishes that are low carb, gluten free, paleo, or vegetarian, for example. One of the more popular diets now is the Ketogenic diet, which is generally low carb and high fat. I wanted to try out the Chewy Keto bagel recipe I found (because who doesn’t love bagels?), and when I realized that I had all the ingredients needed already on hand, I had to try it!