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Friday, April 1, 2016

Comfort in the Sour

When thoughts come to comfort foods, sour is more than likely not the first word that comes to mind (unless you are a lemon lover!). Ah-h-h! At the top of the list is probably bread with the best of the best being homemade. After all, the aroma is so inviting it is not unusual for anyone to simply stand around in anticipation of that first right-out-of-the oven, slathered-with-butter, melt-in-the-mouth first slice! YUM! But 'sour' bread??? Aha! The light bulb just came on, the miner struck gold, the answer is simple!

April 1 is...
National Sourdough Bread Day

Sourdough is the oldest and most original form of leavened bread. The oldest recorded use of sourdough is from the Ancient Egyptian civilizations around 1500 BC.
"Sourdough" has also been called Chuck wagon bread, Cellar biscuits Yeast dough, Spook bread, Saurteig in Germany and in Africa they use the wild yeast and call it "Most". 
[Source: The History of Sourdough]
If you are fortunate enough to have a 'starter', then all you have to do today is get to work and get it made! For those that do not, click the link above. A recipe is provided not only for the sourdough starter but also the sourdough bread.  

Prefer to watch how it is made, rather than read a recipe?

 Don't forget...

OMG! Can you imagine grilled cheese on homemade sourdough bread?

Your Basic Sourdough Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!

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