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Sourdough Corn Bread with Old Bread - something old is new again

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MadAboutB8

Sourdough Corn Bread with Old Bread - something old is new again

This bread was inspired by a post at Wild Yeast Blog (and also my inner frugality and curiosity) about incorporating old bread into the dough. The idea is also based on the bread-making wisdom that old bread will improve bread flavour and its keeping quality.



I love the idea that instead of throwing stale bread away, I can make the use out of it. The piece that was destined for the bin or compost could potentially improve the bread flavour and texture. It is a fabulous idea.



I had a small piece of sourdough corn bread left over from two weeks ago that I have put them aside in the fridge. I chopped it into one-inch pieces and process them in food processor to get the breadcrumb (it was about 90 grams, or 10% of total flour weight).


The bread has a wonderful aroma, and it is even more so when toasted. The bread is quite sweet even though there is only 5% of honey in it. I guess the high amount of corn in the recipe also contributse to the natural sweetness of the loaf. I totally love this bread for its flavour and aroma. It is seriously yummy bread. It's nice on its own and even better with butter.



I also stenciled hearts into the loaves, just to get into the spirit of Valentine's Day:P.



For more details and pictures, you can follow the link below:


http://youcandoitathome.blogspot.com/2011/02/sourdough-corn-bread-with-old-bread.html


Sue


http://youcandoitathome.blogspot.com

Comments

Mebake's picture
Mebake

Wonderful Looking Boule, Sue! Very Artistic.

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MadAboutB8

Until I can do as good scoring as you, I have to make do with the stencilling:)


It was my first time making boules and I'm still finding my way about effective scoring.


Sue


http://youcandoitathome.blogspot.com

Syd's picture
Syd

Lovely bake, Sue!


regards,


Syd

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MadAboutB8