Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sourdough


I enjoy baking and I often make my own bread and my family really enjoys my efforts most of the time. ;)

I have been wanting to make sourdough bread but I didn't have any starter and I wasn't feeling confident about making my own. I mentioned it to my son's girl friend at one time or other and for Mother's Day she gave me some lovely bubbly sourdough starter. She had started a batch for herself on April 3 and she generously shared it with me. :)

I am a little nervous about whether I can keep the starter going but so far so good. I received the starter on Thursday and I put it in the fridge because I had no recipes ready to make with it. When you use sourdough starter you do have to feed it on a daily basis but if you keep it in the fridge you don't have to feed it as often. It's not a problem other than you end up discarding some perfectly good starter during the feeding process. I didn't want to waste it so I found this recipe to use it up instead of throwing it away. Anyway, long story short is that these dinner rolls turned out great. I can't stop eating them.....

I don't think I am ready to make a sourdough bread without yeast yet so I will be making this bread tomorrow. As long as you keep feeding the starter it keeps giving so I just may be baking sourdough everything for the rest of my life! lol

5 comments:

belarmina said...

Ellen ese pan tiene buen aspecto
siento estar lejos para probar un poco......
gracias por las recetas
buen domingo

barbaradougherty126 said...

I have some lovely starter in my fridge too. My dad made the BEST sour dough bread and I want to keep it going. It turned out pretty good the first time. Problem is, we don't eat much bread, lol.

Deb A said...

Looks yummy. I might have to try that this summer with the kids and let them bake a bit.

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

All I can say is Yum Yum Yum! Your rolls look great!

Love sis

KaHolly said...

Yum! When I was growing up, my dad had a sour dough starter in the fridge, and every Sunday morning, he fried bacon and made sour dough pancakes. He'd put his favorite country western album on the turn table, and we'd wake to lovely aromas and nice music!