Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 1: the story

I may have mentioned in past posts, about my mother's memories of bread baking in pre-WWII Poland. I was fascinated by what she could tell me. With no commercial yeast available, I had thought my Babcia (grandmother) had used a sort of sourdough. I know my father remembers this; a portion of the bread dough … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 1: the story

Basic Sourdough Rye Bread

The following is the Rogers Basic Rye Bread recipe, modified into a sourdough version. We have never used lemon juice in bread baking before, but the packaging for our rye flour recommends it as a conditioner for no-additive flour.  In fact, the packaging is very enthusiastic about the use of lemon juice in bread baking! … Continue reading Basic Sourdough Rye Bread

Sourdough Bread Variation: Cheese and Olive Roll

Today, we made another variation of the Quick and Easy Sourdough Bread recipe. For the last while, we've been making a Black Olive and Cheddar variation that has been so delicious.  With today's bread baking, I did two loaves this way. The other two loaves were made into rolled loaves.  The other change was that … Continue reading Sourdough Bread Variation: Cheese and Olive Roll