Well…we made it. This blog post has been a long time coming. Ever since I made my sourdough starter (it was the first week of January, by the way), I’ve attempted to make sourdough bread. Yet each time I tried it, I couldn’t seem to get it right. I read countless blogs and articles, watched hours of YouTube videos, and for some reason would still end up with bread that had a gummy texture and barely risen. And then…a lightbulb went off in my head. I realized the mistake I was making, and from then on, I’ve made beautiful loaves ever since. Are you ready to learn what that “lightbulb” is? Then let’s dive into this long-awaited tutorial on how to make sourdough bread.
So…how’s everyone doing? It’s the beginning of a new month and I’m starting off strong with (yet again) another post about breakfast food. Cue Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry” because I couldn’t help but post these sourdough crepes immediately. And y’all are going to thank me for this recipe. Did I scarf down an entire crepe as I was making the others? Maybe. Just maybe.
Alright now that you have a sourdough starter, what next? Sure, you can make bread over and over, but quite honestly, sourdough bread doesn’t call for a ton of starter. Once you have a fed starter you’ll probably want a way to use up the discard before putting it back in the fridge for another week, so here’s a recipe that uses up a lot of it. Oh, and uh, these sourdough cinnamon rolls are the absolute bomb.
I have a focaccia obsession lately. Seriously, I think it might be a problem. I take June (my sourdough starter) out of the fridge to feed her and get her ready to bake something on the weekend. And when the feeding is finished and my starter is ready to use…I just make focaccia. AGAIN. I’m so unoriginal. So I figured it was time to teach you how to make sourdough focaccia, to continue to feed my obsession.