Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sourdough Fun

A few weeks ago, I woke up Robert, to help out a friend.

Life was good, until The Friend complained about 'Robert II' not performing satifactory. Um... I don't think so. You must have done something wrong , buddy!

I looked at The Brave Sir Robert on my counter, and decided to prove to The Friend that Brave Sir Robert was potent just fine, thank you very much.

I baked the simple sourdough bread from King Arthur, which has baking soda in it. Leading to The Friend accusing me 'That is not sourdough bread, that is a SODA bread!' Geez, he clearly didn't taste it, it was like The Best Sourdough Bread Ever.

So I dug up one of my other bread baking books and looked up my polaine recipe. A whole wheat sourdough, only ingredients are flour, sourdough starter, salt, and water. No baking soda, sir.

Took me a few days from start to finish, but naturally, it came out quite nicely. It has a beautiful sourdoughy tang to it, and proves to my friend that Robert is just fine, so there!

Robert Rules!


Meepy said...

I don't usually name my microbes

Alan Luther said...

Nice, you conveniently fail to mention that your kids prefered my failed bread over yours -- I think my Robert may need to change names. Because, obviously there ain't enough room on this seaboard for two Roberts!

Karen Lanzetta said...

Well, you should! :)