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  1. nsm1548

    nsm1548 Refuge Member

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    Any of you guys willing to share their recipes for the sourdough bread and tips on the bake. Wife makes bread in her bread machine every once in awhile but never sourdough. I watched a show on it a month or so ago and was already thinking about trying it out.
     
  2. WildBill

    WildBill Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    [/QUOTE]During the Alaska/Klondike gold rush some miners were referred to as "sourdoughs" because they had their own starters and made all kinds of things with them, most notably "flapjacks". Any Ole Sourdoughs on here?
    Dandy[/QUOTE]

    I have an old Klondike culture that's tough as all get out. Survives pretty much anything, is happy in the fridge for 3-4 weeks, and then almost growls when I feed it. Got it in 2006 from my thesis advisor. He got it as a gift from his new inlaws when his son married a ranch girl from Eastern Montana. The starter has lived on their ranch since the early days of homesteading it over 100yrs ago. The story is that one of the "Uncles" went adventuring to the Klondike gold rush, survived, and came home with the starter.

    Our go-to dish with it is waffles: 1/2 cup starter, 2 cups flour, 2 cups milk, 1/4 lb melted butter, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar. Beat it together in a bowl big enough that it won't crawl out over the rim then leave it on the counter for ~36hrs to get sour. Then beat in 2 eggs and 1/4 tsp baking soda and let it sit for another hour or 2 to get gassed up again. With a good waffle iron, we get all-time greatest waffles.
     
  3. 7pntail

    7pntail Elite Refuge Member

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    Not sourdough, but dang good bread. Dancing Fox, Lodi. Support Local. 59D93C52-FAD5-4805-835A-BBBD55661739.jpeg
     
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    yellowlabhunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Who doesn't have a bottle of "Decoy" in their collection?
     
  5. yellowlabhunter

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    Ok, I have to begin a starter....this is too cool!
     
  6. Timber Hole

    Timber Hole Elite Refuge Member

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    Exactly what I was thinking! I have several quarts of honey left from last year. I need some bread!
     
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  7. Jim Dandy

    Jim Dandy Elite Refuge Member

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    It's Still "We The People", right??
    Follow that recipe I posted itll yield a decent starter
     
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  8. Another Mike

    Another Mike Elite Refuge Member

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    Seconded.

    Amazing beers in that place as well but they won’t fill my growlers.
     
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  9. Jim Dandy

    Jim Dandy Elite Refuge Member

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    Decent round out of the Dutch oven today.
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    Dandy
     
  10. Docterduck

    Docterduck Elite Refuge Member

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    That looks like the BOMB! Very well done sir!
     

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