Sourdoughs and SCOBYs,  Uncategorized

The Sourdoughs of Thanksgiving

My hat is off to The Perfect Loaf. Maurizio Leo’s recipes are original, consistently creative, and successful.

Just prior to Thanksgiving, Leo emailed his followers a baking schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday and with one substitution, and only one failure, I prepped his collection.

For the night before Thanksgiving to fuel the workers, I made focaccia, and my son Isaac decorated them.

Three days before Thanksgiving, I made a 50:50 whole wheat-white flour loaf that became some of the best mushroom, leek stuffing we ever had.

For Thanksgiving dinner, I made a large miche from an ancient wheat called Einkhorn, which looked great.

But proved to be my one disaster. I think I maybe over-proofed it.

But I redeemed myself with these sourdough pumpkin buns. PLAY VIDEO.

And to make up for my Einkhorn disaster I whipped together a couple of rye baguettes to support turkey sandwiches (a subsequent blog post.)

One Comment

  • Marty West

    The Carlsbad Cavern loaf is not a failure! It is the perfect muffaleta loaf, not hollowing required. Slice it in half horizontally and fill with giardinera, cold cuts and cheese. Wrap and press.

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