This, my friends, is the one. The sourdough bread I’ve been searching for. Quite a while back I made my own sourdough starter, which has been going strong ever since. I’ve used it in many different recipes including waffles and various breads, rolls, etc. I frequently make the sourdough recipe included in that post and while it is delicious, it’s not quite the bakery-like sourdough of my dreams.
Finally I found a version that turns out the kind of loaves I love. The interior is tangy and chewy, yet still light and tender and it has a crisp golden crust that is firm but not too tough. This recipe did require several rounds of minor tweaks and experimentation before I was totally satisfied with the results, but it was so worth the wait. (Plus, even the imperfect versions were quite tasty.) Good sourdough is a thing of beauty all on its own and we have been known to make a meal of it with just a bit of butter and a glass of wine to go alongside. However, I also think it is the perfect vehicle for a killer grilled cheese, an awesome breakfast sandwich, and so much more. What’s your favorite thing to do with sourdough bread?