Rhubarb Apple Sourdough
This is the most amazing bread I have ever created. I used a banana bread recipe for the base. The original is on Perfect Sourdough Teresa L Greenway’s Facebook site. I had previously made her formula. In an effort to clear out my pantry I decided to incorporate new fruits but keep the other essentially the same. I have canned green Victoria rhubarb from a friend in Wisconsin. I used applesauce that I made from wild apples I picked. I created enough bubbly levain to double the formula making 4– 8x4 loaf pans. The original recipe as published by Teresa calls for discard. I don’t keep any so I made 740 g of bubbly levain!! I drained the rhubarb and boiled the syrup down and basted the hot loaves with it. The flavorings are cardamom and diced candied ginger. All I can say is wow! Amazing. I leave this batter to rise in a warm place for 2 hrs. I find it really makes a wonderful difference in the breads texture. You can see the incredible oven spring. If you join/search Perfect Sourdough you can see the post and get the links for the details.