Saturday, March 14, 2009

Homemaking Fun

Garden boxes in our front yard.  Were just about ready to start planting!  

Sourdough loaves from leftover "sponge" from Saturday morning's hotcake ritual.  Look out San Francisco,  these loaves were awesome.  Very simple and easy to make too... 


Rustic Sourdough Bread
1 c. sourdough starter (sponge) 1 Tbs. sugar
1 1/2 c. warm water 2 tsp. yeast
2 1/2 tsp. salt 5 c. unbleached flour

Combine all ingredients, kneading to form a smooth, soft dough, adding extra flour if needed.  Place is a greased bowl and let rise until doubled, about 90 minutes.  Divide dough in half and shape into 2 oval loaves.  Place on a lightly greased baking sheet (I use stoneware).  Cover and let rise till very puffy, about 60 minutes.  Slash the tops, bake in a 425 oven for 30 minutes.


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April said...

Third try is a charm! (I realized I had commented on your garden boxes incorrectly, calling them "raised beds", and my spelling was horrible as well!) The sour dough looks so delicious! I really want to try out the recipe. The garden is going to be so great - can't wait to see how it turns out! You and Tom are the domestic king and queen, seriously!