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Thank You Loaves

Bred Maverick's picture
Bred Maverick

Thank You Loaves

I am looking for suggestions for "lovely" sourdough loaves (sweet, savory, or tart) to bake for kindhearted neighbors and friends.

Beyond thinking perhaps 300 grams of flour(s) per loaf, I  can't wrap my mind about possibilities. I suppose I could make long loaves of SD French bread, or round SD boule, but Maybe there is something else that says "thank you".

 I am an experienced home bread baker, own plenty of bakeware and could use the diversion.

TIA

 

 

pmccool's picture
pmccool

here on TFL You can find a link to it in the recipes list on the front page.  There's no reason you couldn't make it with a sourdough, even though the recipe calls for yeast. 

It is as pretty as it is delicious.  

Paul

pmccool's picture
pmccool

here on TFL You can find a link to it in the recipes list on the front page.  There's no reason you couldn't make it with a sourdough, even though the recipe calls for yeast. 

It is as pretty as it is delicious.  

Paul

Bred Maverick's picture
Bred Maverick

thanks for the suggestion! i definitely like the dough lapped criss cross top

 i will See if I can find a recipe, tried-and-true, with sourdough and by weight instead of volume.

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chouette22
Bred Maverick's picture
Bred Maverick

 that's a great list! thank you

today I am trying Sarah Owen's recipe, SD Butternut squash and cherry bread.  I am  substituting canned pumpkin and omitted the dried cherries, first run. 

 I am also intrigued by her SD recipe Buckwheat Milk Bread. It uses tangzhong, a cooked roux. This would definitely be an antithesis  of the craggy SD boules  I typically bake. But you are correct in that I am looking for a challenge, a distraction.

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Bred Maverick

 next time I will add dried cherries

chouette22's picture
chouette22

...look fantastic! Anybody receiving such a gorgeous loaf will be thrilled no doubt!

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vlubarsky

although not a sourdough, Larry’s Cheese bread has been a hit with anyone I have made it for!