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Better Homes and Garden recipe

Mech.Mon's picture
Mech.Mon

Better Homes and Garden recipe

Hi all,

Dug out my "go to" cookbook, but the recipe for sourdough seems to be misleading. It States you need a starter And a pkg of yeast. Odd but I can see where you would definitely end up with a loaf of bread!

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Mon

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Floydm

Starter and yeast AND baking soda! Throw every leavening in, at least one of them ought to work!

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Yippee

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Petek

The "starter" in that book probably was made with commercial yeast. That's true in my my copy (ninth edition, copyright 1981) and the instructions there are virtually the same as shown above.

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Mini Oven

Fifth edition isn't much better but it puts one teaspoon active dry yeast in the "starter" with no extra yeast in the dough but only 1/4 tsp baking soda in the dough. ย Hmmm, only one tsp salt in the whole recipe and up to 7 c. Flour.

I suppose we would call this a poolish recipe. ย ย 

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Mech.Mon

Somewhere around here I have a reprint of the first edition. My mother still won't give me her "annotated" copy. As soon as I find it I'll see what it says.

Mon