What? Another Blog Love post?!
I know. But I want to share with you guys when I make something that’s awesome, and this my friends? Totally awesome.
I am sure most (if not all) of you have read Sarah’s blog, and if you haven’t then you SHOULD GO and read it as fast as your feet can carry you. She’s the perfect mixture of whit and wisdom, with a great big sprinkle of the sweetest and kindest heart you’ve ever met. And the recipes? If you’ve seen my Pinterest boards you’ve seen her food all over it.
When I saw a recipe for both homemade sourdough starter and homemade sourdough bread on her blog I just about lost it. I can’t pretend to be one of those charming bloggers who dreams of living my years in a different time; I don’t wish I was Laura Ingalls Wilder. I like technology and air conditioning and convection ovens and microwaves. But I DO find it fascinating when I figure out how to make something so seemingly time-intensive as sourdough bread and I DON’T have to go to the store for any of it.
P.S. Did y’all know that sourdough (from my experience and as noted on Sarah’s blog) takes a minimum of 4 hours to rise since it doesn’t use yeast? I kind of love that stuff – a dough that could rise for 12 hours is really cool to me. And somewhere in the world Nate is shaking his head in disbelief.
But it’s true 😉
All that to say I used Sarah’s recipe exactly for both the starter and the bread, and I let my bread rise for about 4-6 hours without yeast. If you’re not impatient (you Laura Ingalls Wilder gals) then your bread will probably be bigger and puffier than mine. I’ll say this though: make it. You will feel so accomplished when you eat a half loaf of this bread 😉