Sourdough Doughnuts THM-XO

Fasnacht Day is tomorrow and widely celebrated in Lancaster County. The tradition of eating fastnachts on Fat Tuesday started with the Pennsylvania Dutch as they were looking for recipes to use up lard before Lent. Fastnacht is a German word which means “night before the fast. I have always saved the lard we make when we butcher hogs in the winter to fry doughnuts. These sourdough doughnuts are very tasty and our family loves them.

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Two Starters – Two Loaves

I decided to do an experiment with my two sourdough starters. My one starter as some of you know, is 6+ years old, has made many beautiful loaves of bread and has been sent all over the US, Canada, and even into Mexico. This starter is strictly fed with King Arthur Bread flour. The other starter is only 4 weeks old; was started and has been fed with a mixture of half King Arthur Bread flour and half white whole wheat flour commonly known as Prairie Gold Flour. There is a day to day blog post when I started this starter with pictures and detailed instructions.

Loaf made with mature starter on left and loaf on right was made with my new 4 week old starter.
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Making a Sourdough Starter!

Sourdough baking is an incredible baking adventure and it can begin in your kitchen today. It is an art and it is so rewarding to pull a crusty artisan or a soft sandwich loaf out of the oven. In the post we will begin in the very beginning of sourdough, starting with the first tablespoon of flour and water to make a starter. We will take you through the day by day steps to have a successful baking experience.

No-knead Sourdough Bread
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No-knead Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread THM-E

Sourdough bread is so fascinating to me. I love to experiment with different ways, methods, and with my large family, they eat it right up. This method is very easy and the gluten is developed by the stretch and folds. It is a simple recipe that only uses 5 ingredients and is just stirred together using a large spatula or spoon. I found my clay baker at a thrift store for just a few dollars and I love it.

The key to a successful sourdough baking day is a mature starter. I do send small jars of starter for the cost of $6 for packing/shipping. Message me if you are interested in starter. You will find many more sourdough recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link.  Buy It Now.

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Sourdough Flat-breads THM-E

Soft, chewy Sourdough Flat-breads–have you ever looked at them at a restaurant or store and wish you could have one?  You can! These are one of the easiest breads to make.  Sourdough Flat-breads do not need a mature starter because you do not need the high rise as you do with a loaf of bread.  You can make them with a starter that is a week old. If you see your bread dough isn’t rising properly as it should, you can save it by making flatbreads. Honey Oat Sourdough BreadMulti-Grain Sourdough Bread, Soft Rye Sourdough Bread, and Tomato Basil Sourdough Bread recipes can be used to make flatbreads. The dough can be mixed and kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, making the flatbreads as you need them. This Tomato Basil Dough was in the fridge for 24 hours. I removed enough to make 1 flatbread for lunch. 

Sourdough Flat-breads THM-E

Preheat a griddle over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.  Take an egg size piece of sourdough. With a rolling pin, roll dough into a rectangle that is 1/8 inch thick. Lightly spray the griddle with cooking spray. Lay the dough  on the hot griddle, stretching as needed. Fry until the edges start to look like they are baked. 

Flip the flatbread to cook the other side.

 

If you are using Honey Oat Sourdough recipe the flatbread will be lightly browned when you flip it.  With the Tomato Basil Sourdough you will not see browning as quick. Repeat making as many flat-breads as desired. One flatbread is an THM-E serving.

The Tomato Basil Flatbread pictured at the top had a Tuna Patty,  Chipotle Sandwich Sauce, lettuce, onions and tomatoes for an E meal with Sweet Garlic Dill Pickles as a side.

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You will find many more sourdough recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

  

 

 

Pumpkin Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls THM-crossover

Cool, crisp mornings warn us that fall is rapidly approaching. Pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, and  corn-shocks can be found at little roadside stands on our quiet country back roads. Neck Pumpkins are a favorite of mine for baking with their orange meaty flesh. Pureed pumpkin add a delightful twist to these cinnamon rolls and Brown Butter Frosting takes it over the top.

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Pumpkin Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls  THM – XO

Cinnamon roll dough:

Cinnamon mixture:

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup erythritol
  • 5 tiny spoons THM Stevia
  • 2 drops Maple flavoring
  • ½ teaspoon Blackstrap Molasses
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Brown Butter Frosting:

In mixer bowl combine almond milk, starter, pumpkin, egg, and honey.  Add 2 cups flour and dough enhancer. Mix for 2 minutes. Add remaining flour in 1/4 cups increments until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Mix well. Let rest 20 minutes. Add salt and knead 8-9 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and cover with a lid. Let rise 4 hours and then refrigerate 3 days***. Sprinkle baking soda over dough and knead in. Dust a surface with sprouted wheat flour and press cold dough into a large rectangle with floured hands. Brush with butter and sprinkle very generously with cinnamon mixture. Roll into a long jelly roll. Cut the cinnamon rolls using a piece of heavy sewing thread—slide the thread under the roll and pull the ends across each other. Place on baking pans, cover, and allow to rise until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 16-18 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool completely. In mixer bowl combine butter and cream cheese. Whip until smooth and well combined. Add sweetener, Stevia drops, and cream. Whip until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Frost cinnamon rolls.  20 rolls.

*Do not allow the cinnamon dough to come to room temperature when rolling them out. I have melted butter and the cinnamon mixture ready before I remove the dough from the fridge. Cold dough works the best as you need very little flour when rolling them out.

**Slightly more flour may be needed if your starter is thinner.

***This recipe is styled after Gwen’s Nest Bread which use 1/3 white flour and allows it to ferment for 3 days in the fridge.

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Pumpkin Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls  THM - XO

Servings 20
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

Cinnamon roll dough:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 cup pureed butternut squash or pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon dough enhancer
  • 2 ½ cups white whole wheat flour*
  • ¾ cup white flour**
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Cinnamon mixture:

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup erythritol
  • 5 tiny spoons THM Stevia
  • 2 drops Maple flavoring
  • ½ teaspoon Blackstrap Molasses
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Brown Butter Frosting:

  • 6 tablespoons butter browned and cooled
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup THM Gentle Sweet or Brown Sugar Sweetener Substitute
  • 6-8 drops SweetLeaf Vanilla Creme Stevia Drops
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream

Instructions

  1. In mixer bowl combine almond milk, starter, pumpkin, egg, and honey.  Add 2 cups flour and dough enhancer. Mix for 2 minutes. Add remaining flour in 1/4 cups increments until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Mix well. Let rest 20 minutes. Add salt and knead 8-9 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and cover with a lid. Let rise 4 hours and then refrigerate 3 days***. Sprinkle baking soda over dough and knead in. Dust a surface with sprouted wheat flour and press cold dough into a large rectangle with floured hands. Brush with butter and sprinkle very generously with cinnamon mixture. Roll into a long jelly roll. Cut the cinnamon rolls using a piece of heavy sewing thread---slide the thread under the roll and pull the ends across each other. Place on baking pans, cover, and allow to rise until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 16-18 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool completely. In mixer bowl combine butter and cream cheese. Whip until smooth and well combined. Add sweetener, Stevia drops, and cream. Whip until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Frost cinnamon rolls.  20 rolls.

Recipe Notes

*Do not allow the cinnamon dough to come to room temperature when rolling them out. I have melted butter and the cinnamon mixture ready before I remove the dough from the fridge. Cold dough works the best as you need very little flour when rolling them out.

**Slightly more flour may be needed if your starter is thinner.

***This recipe is styled after Gwen's Nest Bread which use 1/3 white flour and allows it to ferment for 3 days in the fridge.

You will find many more sourdough recipes in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook.   Buy It Now.

 

Honey Oat Sourdough Bread–single loaf recipe THM-E

Honey Oat Sourdough Bread is a favorite in our family and the most popular post on my blog. The previous recipe for 5 loaves was made with our large family in mind. I have downsized the recipe for just one loaf of bread which is easily mixed in a Kitchen Aid Mixer or Bread Machine. It doesn’t work to use a Bread Machine mix/bake cycle because of the fermenting time. This recipe will make a 1 1/2 pound loaf with all the tasty goodness of the previous recipe.

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Honey Oat Sourdough Bread

In mixer bowl combine starter, water, oil, honey, dough enhancer, lecithin, oat flour, and 1 cup white whole wheat flour. Mix until well combined. Add remaining flour in 1/4 cup increments until dough begins to pulls away from the sides of the bowl but is still slightly tacky. Allow your dough rest for 20 minutes. Add salt.  Knead for 5-7 minutes or until the dough window panes. Lightly grease a bowl with a lid. Place dough into a greased bowl turning it to coat with oil. Cover with a lid and allow dough to proof for 5-6 hours. Shape into a loaf and place into well greased bread pan. Cover the bread pan with greased plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 1-2 hours or until 3/4 proofed. Wet the blade of a sharp knife and slash across the top of the loaf. Bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees F. for 27-30 minutes. Cool. 1 loaf 12-14 slices.

This is a THM-E fuel category–there is a small amount of oil in the bread but will only be about 1/12th of a teaspoon per slice. The small amount of honey will be eaten up by the fermenting.

Here are a few pictures with the step by step process. 

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I knead the bread dough until it window panes or when you stretch a walnut size piece that you can see light through it and it doesn’t tear. 

Dough has been kneaded and is ready to  be placed in a bowl to ferment/proof. This is in a 6 quart Kitchen Aid Mixer Bowl.

Dough ready to proof for 5-6 hours.

Dough doubled in size and ready to shape into a loaf.

Dough shaped into a loaf for the second rise.

Fully proofed and ready to be slashed.

Slashed and ready for the oven. 

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If you don’t have a mixer and are considering one–this is my favorite for making 1-2 loaves of bread. I have my Kitchen Aid for 25 years and it is still going strong. I do prefer my Bosch for kneading dough and I usually make 5 loaves with it.

                                                            

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Honey Oat Sourdough Bread -- single loaf THM-E


Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sourdough starter active
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon dough enhancer or vital wheat gluten
  • 1/2 tablespoon THM lecithin
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 1 3/4-2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1.  In mixer bowl combine starter, water, oil, honey, dough enhancer, lecithin, oat flour, and 1 cup white whole wheat flour. Mix until well combined. Add remaining flour in 1/4 cup increments until dough begins to pulls away from the sides of the bowl but is still slightly tacky. Allow your dough rest for 20 minutes. Add salt and knead for 5-7 minutes or until the dough window panes. Put into a greased bowl turning dough to coat with oil. Cover with a lid and allow dough to proof for 5-6 hours. Shape into a loaf and place into well greased bread pan. Cover the bread pan with greased plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 1-2 hours or until 3/4 proofed. Wet the blade of a sharp knife and slash across the top of the loaf. Bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees F. for 27-30 minutes. Cool. 1 loaf 12-14 slices

You will find a full chapter of Sourdough introduction and troubleshooting and 40+ recipes using Sourdough starter in the spiral bound 600+ page Around the Family Table Cookbook. All recipes are sugar-free and label with the correct fuel. Books can be purchased using this link. You may also request a small jar of sourdough starter with the purchase of a cookbook. Buy It Now