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sourdough banana bread

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flour-girl

sourdough banana bread

Thanks to buddye for posting the Sourdough Banana Bread recipe the other day. I made it last night and it's wonderful -- lighter than traditional banana bread, but very sweet and moist. Plus, it helped me use up some spotty-looking bananas and a bunch of extra starter in my fridge. Thanks!


I posted a photo and recipe at Flour Girl, where I also share a few details about my first day as a culinary-school student (in the post below the banana bread ...).


I'll be posting every day after school, so feel free to follow along as I try not to embarrass myself too terribly.


Thanks and happy baking!


Flour Girl

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trailrunner

I found it by Googling sourdough . There was a site that had a ton of recipes for using the extra starter. It is in a post here. Also there is a great waffle recipe on KA's site in the recipe section for leftover starter and buttermilk. It is GREAT ~ I will have a look at the report on the 1st day of school. GOOD LUCK !! Caroline

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althetrainer

Wow that's all so exciting for you.  Hey, you get to use someone's name without having to steal her identity, that's pretty neat.  I like how your banana bread turned out.  Did you use 100% hydration starter?  The last time I used sourdough starter to make coffee cake and it turned out more like a coffee bread instead of a cake.  Maybe my starter was too dry.  I will try the banana bread this weekend when I have time.  Just yesterday, I bought a bunch of cheap bananas on quick sale to make granola.  I am sure I have more than enough to make some banana bread too.  Thanks!


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flour-girl

the liquid levain from Hamelman, so I think it's more like 125 percent hydration, so it's pretty runny -- kind of like yogurt consistency.


Thanks for reading!

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flour-girl

that looks amazing; this site is dangerous!


 


Happy baking!


Flour Girl

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nbicomputers

let them get black they will be sweeter in the cake and give more flavor