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The Return of Sour Dough – Night One

The Return of Sour Dough – Night One

For those of you lucky dogs and ducks that inherited a piece of my multi-million dollar sourdough starter, here is the first blog post in the series discussing how to actually bake a sourdough bread that will gain back your spouse’s respect, as your kids and friends would bow in front of you and address you as “Your Royal Majesty”. This series is a remastered version of the original Sourdough Chronicles I wrote a while ago.

Roasted Onion and Asiago Miche

Roasted Onion and Asiago Miche

You know that fall is approaching when you start baking. Lately the temperature in Chicago was more baking-friendly so I thought it was time for another BBA Challenge dust-off here with a delicious Roasted Onion and Asiago Miche.

Panettone – Not Your Momma’s Fruitcake

Panettone – Not Your Momma’s Fruitcake

Panettone
Panettone

Merry Christmas! This is the second time me baking the Panettone from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice for the BBA Challenge. I didn’t blog about it since there were some things I wanted to tweak and adapt from his original formula (that, with all respect to the man, doesn’t even come close to the quintessential Panettone Milanese). Quite a few changes. Now I know why Nicole calls the BBA Challenge a ‘challenge’…

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A Birthday Menu

A Birthday Menu

As every caring husband would do, I wanted to get the perfect Birthday gift to my dear wife, cooking the perfect meal, make her day, etc., and as every procrastinator husband does, I realized half day into it that I did NOT have a plan!

Sourdough Chronicles (Day 6) – Grand Finale

Sourdough Chronicles (Day 6) – Grand Finale

This was the Happy Day! The day when everything came together. The fun. The Grand Finale. The day you can hug everyone on the street, then get arrested for being weird.

Happy New 2009 and Sourdough Cam!

Happy New 2009 and Sourdough Cam!

Dear friends,

Thought of starting of this first day off 2009 with a live Sourdough Cam showing the growth and live development! How fun this can be?
Now, I don’t expect you starring at the sourdough jar for hours, but you can check the progress from time to time and hopefully inspire you to get your own Sourdough going!

A Happy New 2009 and may your blessings multiply like the yeast in my Sourdough (that is by the BILLIONS!)

Check The Sourdough Cam here.

Yours,
Gabi, Mamaliga.com

Sourdough Chronicles (Day 5) – A Doughy Day

Sourdough Chronicles (Day 5) – A Doughy Day

Le Dough – (Bread Day 2) A somewhat more complicated day. I started off by taking the sponge out of the fridge and cutting it into rough pieces to help it warm up faster (about an hour). I covered it so it would not crust […]

Sourdough Chronicles (Day 4) – Now We’re Talking!

Sourdough Chronicles (Day 4) – Now We’re Talking!

I know. My mysterious disappearance left some of you wondering if the sourdough process got out of control or I got into depression following the ‘depression’ of the previous sourdough starter. I could say both. As Christmas approached, things seemed to be getting more busier […]

Sourdough Chronicles (Day 3) – The End

Sourdough Chronicles (Day 3) – The End

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Things looked promising!

The 3rd day looked like thing were moving in the right direction. The sourdough starter grew about 1 inch over the indicator line (rubber band). Not as aggressive as during the day before, but given the fact that our night temperature is set to 65 (to save energy), I thought this was okay.
I went on to prepare the sourdough starter breakfast – the usual 1 cup flour , unbleached, all-purpose, and realized that I ran out of bottled water (used ¾ cup of tap water instead). Mixed that with the leftover (1 cup) and took off to church.

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Sourdough Chronicles – Day 2

Sourdough Chronicles – Day 2

Day 2 in the life of a sourdough starter. Things are growing!