September 2013

Your Questions About Sourdough Bread Calories

Michael asks… how many calories are in my sandwich? it has 2 slices of sourdough bread, 4 pieces of salami, 1 slice of colby jack cheese, and some mustard. any estimation on how many calories are in it? sourdough answers: Around 480 calories. Two slices of sourdough bread = 140 calories Four pieces of salami […]

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Your Questions About Sourdough Starter Feeding

Carol asks… Does anything chemically happen when you put sugar and milk in a bag for 10 days? Any chemical cooking reactions that happen when you put sugar, flour, and milk in a ziploc plastic bag for ten days? You also take out the air. Someone gave me this as a starter for some bogus […]

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Your Questions About Making Sourdough Starter Without Yeast

Carol asks… How often can you bake friendship bread without taxing the yeast? I am baking an Amish friendship bread in a cafe and I bake generally twice or three times a week. I feed it every time, but it seems like the yeast is becoming weaker now. That could just be my ignorance of […]

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Your Questions About Rising Sourdough

Paul asks… can you make pancakes with yoghurt instead of milk? sourdough answers: You sure can. Yogurt (plain), milk, and buttermilk can usually be exchanged, in equal measure, in most recipes. The advantage of using yogurt instead of milk in your pancakes is that the pancakes will leaven (rise, “puff up”) even more than with […]

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Your Questions About Sourdough Bread Recipe

Sandra asks… can any bread recipe be used to make rolls? I made a recipe for sourdough bread (recipe was for use with a bread machine, I was making it by hand) it very quickly tripled in size on the first rise, I turned it out and kneaded it, cut it for rolls and it […]

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Your Questions About Sourdough Starter Pancakes

Betty asks… Non-Sourdough recipes for use w/ starter? I’m trying to figure out how to use (rather than discard) my sourdough starter for other things besides sourdough, such as pita bread, pancakes…maybe even more of a regular tasting bread or dinner rolls? Is it possible to use the Starter in place of yeast in some […]

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Your Questions About Cooking Sourdough Bread In A Dutch Oven

Donna asks… What is a lovely recipe for a seafood stew containing squid, cockles, that sort of thing? I’m more interested in commonly available non-fish seafood, but 1 or 2 varieties of fish is ok. Thanks! sourdough answers: You need to make some cioppino A delicious seafood stew! Crab Cioppino 2 lbs. Mussels 1 large […]

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Your Questions About Making Sourdough Bread In A Bread Machine

James asks… Why does the bread I bake come out grainy? Whether I use a bread machine or make the dough by hand and bake in an oven, my bread always comes out grainy and crumbly, and gets worse by the day. This happens with both basic white bread or sourdough. Any suggestions for making […]

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Your Questions About Sourdough Biscuits

Ken asks… What are you doing after work/school today? I think I’m going to work out, then go home and bake some sourdough biscuits! sourdough answers: Shopping trip !! ~ Michael asks… Does anyone know how to make homemade biscuits without baking powder or baking soda? I want to make homemade biscuits but I do […]

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