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Old 06-29-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Is sourdough bread worth putting the effort in for?

I like sourdough bread, but it's days and days of effort to make. And considering there are other just as good breads you can make or even buy, is it worth the trouble??

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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Absolutely! Especially once you get your starter well established, it just gets better! Yes, it's work but most of the better things in life take a little more effort to acquire.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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Absolutely! Especially once you get your starter well established, it just gets better! Yes, it's work but most of the better things in life take a little more effort to acquire.
Exactly what she said!
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #4
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Absolutely! Especially once you get your starter well established, it just gets better! Yes, it's work but most of the better things in life take a little more effort to acquire.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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I received the most rave review from a batch of sourdough, mixed with an equal amount of regular bread dough made with store-bought yeast, and then wrapped around hot dogs to make pigs-in-the-blanket. I'd made them before with just store-bought yeast leavened bread dough.

The resultant mixture was better than either the straight sour dough, or commercial yeast doughs.

As for straight sour dough bread, you can't beat it with a hearty bowl of bean, lentil, or spit pea soup. It's also great for Reuben Sandwiches, when you don't want to use rye.

It has so much flavor.

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Old 06-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #6
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If I can buy a fresh loaf of Boudin's sour dough, I would never attempt to make a better loaf. However, any loaf of fresh baked bread would be wonderful for my family.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:53 PM   #7
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Every time I go to San Francisco I bring back six loaves of Boudins sourdough in their "suitcase" package, then I double wrap and freeze five of them. It usually lasts me about two or three months, then I have to go back to San Francisco and get some more.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:46 PM   #8
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Yes, sourdough bread is worth the effort. I found a good recipe for cracked wheat sourdough, and have to limit my baking or I will end up weighing three or four hundred pounds.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:14 PM   #9
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Definitely--and you can use some of the starter to make sourdough pancakes as well.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:48 PM   #10
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You should try sourdough with spelt flour. I have a friend who always thought "meh" about sourdough until he tried some spelt sourdough bread. "Oh my, that's good. Now I 'get' sourdough!"
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