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Finally I am finding (or rather taking) the time to post about my recent baking activities. And since I am still on vacation, but the semester starts next week, I'd better not rely on having more leisure then...


I have baked quite a bit with my sourdough starter (which is now about 4 months old, but has already spent five weeks straight in the fridge when I was in Switzerland - seems to have survived it well) and we all love the resulting breads. Here are some examples:


The classic Vermont Sourdough (Hamelman):



Susan from San Diego's "Original Sourdough":



Sourdough Walnut and Sultana Bread (recipe by Shiao-Ping):



This bread was absolutely delightful. I put all kinds of dried fruit (the big black spots you see are prunes). The only change I will make next time is to include a tiny amount of sweetness, a spoon or two of honey probably.


Pain de Provence (Floyd's recipe; herb bread, no sourdough):



Delicious! I made it with all sorts of fresh herbs from the garden, chopped very finely.


King Arthur's Monkey Bread (no sourdough):



By the time I got the camera, the kids with the visiting neighbour kids had already torn into it ...


And for good measure, two desserts.


Blueberry Pie with fresh Michigan berries:



And finally, Eclairs filled with Vanilla Pudding and fresh strawberries. They certainly didn't last long!



 


As I said in my introduction, I LOVE a certain Swiss bread and have been trying to recreate some kind of copy of the patented original. I'll do a separate post on how that is coming along.


 


 

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