Homemade Eggless Sourdough Pasta

Variations for pasta would make a good math problem. Joe wants to make homemade pasta for his family for dinner tonight. Joe can make pasta with: Eggs Semolina and no other flour A combination of half semolina and half white, whole wheat, spelt or rye flour White, whole wheat, spelt or rye flour and no […]

How to Prevent Your Sourdough Starter from Taking over Your Life

I’ll teach a sourdough starter webinar on Wednesday May 3rd from 4 pm to 4:30 pm Pacific time. You can watch it directly from my webinar page. Open the webinar up in YouTube and ask me questions in real time through a chat window you’ll see to the right of the video. If you can’t watch […]

Soft Sourdough Pretzels

My daughter Charlotte makes soft pretzels often. After I posted her recipe here, I decided I had to come up with a sourdough version to use up some of my extra starter. Sourdough deliciousness and food waste aversion all wrapped in one! Win-win! To feed my sourdough starter, I remove most of it from its jar and stir […]

Sourdough Starter Webinar

If you missed my sourdough webinar tonight streaming on YouTube, you can watch it below. I have to warn you that this no-budget video, unlike the information contained within, is not of the highest quality. Below the video, I’ve added my class notes if you were either in the class and want to refer to them […]

Sourdough Measurements by the Cup (or Why I Use a Kitchen Scale…)

WARNING: Use these measurements at your own risk! When I feed my sourdough starter or bake sourdough bread, I measure out the ingredients on my kitchen scale. I set my bowl or measuring cup on the scale, zero it out and then simply dump out the flour until I hit x grams. And so in […]

Sourdough Pancakes

Click here to jump to the recipe Ever since Michael Pollan’s four-part series Cooked debuted on Netflix in February, my sourdough bread post gets more traffic than anything else on here, followed closely by this post on Eleanor, my sourdough starter. If you too have caught the sourdough bug, you have probably become familiar with The Sourdough […]

Sourdough Crackers 2.0

Click here to jump to the recipe I have been keeping my sourdough starter out on the kitchen counter and feeding it daily, rather than storing it in the fridge and feeding it only weekly. Here’s why: I wish I had taken a crumb shot of this. It’s the best loaf I’ve baked thus far. It tasted […]

Kitchen Science for Kids: Sourdough Starter Lesson Plan

If kids are more in touch with the natural world, they will feel less inclined to destroy it as adults. While I do believe kids need to play outside in nature, they can also learn about entire ecosystems right in their kitchens, using only a handful of basic ingredients. Any of the fermented recipes I have posted […]

Sourdough Bread

Updated 06/10/17 Every time I post a picture of a freshly baked sourdough loaf on social media, someone asks “Is the recipe on your blog?” Before I bake this weekend (that’s how I party) and post pics, I thought I better post the recipe here. On Twitter, I follow Joe Fitzmaurice, an Irish baker, who recently […]

Schedule of FREE July and August Webinars

Thank you once again to everyone who has attended my free webinars. I have really enjoyed teaching these classes and “meeting” you all online. I have scheduled six more webinars, three in July and three in August. To register, please choose one or more from the list below and fill out the comment form at the bottom, […]

Vegetable Fritters

Click here to jump to the recipe I’m not sure what to call these. Fritters? Savory pancakes? Kitchen sink doughnuts? Whatever they are, they make a nice side dish for dinner or a tasty breakfast of leftovers the next morning. Their portability also makes them good for packing in lunches. Lately I’ve tried to come up with […]