Sourdough Simit

Sourdough Simit

April 25th, 2013  | Category: Bread


I have a friend who doesn't know what a sourdough starter is. Worrying, to say the least. What's even more worrying is that she still ordered it and when it arrived, asked me to guide her through "a quick recipe" on the phone. "I have an hour before my boyfriend arrives and I want to surprise him with a homemade bread," she naively begged. Where do I start? Tartine's ...

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Tomato Confit, Pesto and Oven-Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

Tomato Confit, Pesto and Oven-Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

November 02nd, 2012  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch, Preserving, Restaurants, Vegetarian


Finally, after what has felt like an eternity, I've stepped out of the house. Or, as my father puts it, I've finally left my lair. Of course, I'm not counting the instances where I rush to the grocery store - looking like Dexter right after he fillets his victim (it's pomegranate season) - snatch the missing ingredients for whichever recipe I'm working on and return - in ...

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Tartine’s Basic Country Bread

Tartine’s Basic Country Bread

March 06th, 2012  | Category: Bread


It could have risen a bit more. It should have had a more open crumb. And the "ears" would have definitely been more pronounced if I had scored the dough with a razor instead. But still, I can't believe this bread came out of my oven. Thanks to Chad Robertson and his detailed recipe, Tartine Bakery's Basic Country Bread, in his book "Tartine Bread", I baked the most ...

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Sourdough Starter Recipe

Sourdough Starter Recipe

February 20th, 2012  | Category: Bread


Now that the sourdough starter recipe is finalized, I can conquer all the sourdough bread recipes I've been dreaming about for years. The first on the list is Tartine Bakery's Basic Country Bread. Before I share that adventure (and what an adventure it was), I wanted to summarize the sourdough starter recipe in a single post and answer a very important question every beginner will eventually ask: How do ...

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Sourdough Starter – Day 9

Sourdough Starter – Day 9

February 01st, 2012  | Category: Bread


The sourdough starter is ready at last! Remember how it rose yesterday? Looks like it rose almost twice as much after the last feeding. The napkin on top kept it from overflowing... Almost. A teaspoon of it has found its way, but the rest is fine.

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