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Sourdough Okonomiyaki – Savory Japanese Pancakes

Traditional Japanese okonomiyaki pancakes get a sourdough makeover. Okonomiyaki is a griddle-cooked pancake made with a savory, egg-based, wheat flour and cabbage batter. Okonomiyaki can be customized with endless seafood, meat, vegetable, and traditional Japanese toppings.      Here’s a little-known fact about me — I have a Japanese stepmom who has been teaching me …

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Dark Rye Sourdough Bread With Molasses and Caraway

This recipe is a brilliant and easy mashup of some of my favorite rye bread styles. It is shaped like a classic Danish rye (Rugbrød), but has the sweetness of traditional pumpernickle and the warm spiciness of caraway seed often found in Norwegian, German, and American rye bread variants. Caraway seeds have a sweet and …

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Sprouted Seed Sourdough Crackers

  Sourdough batter crackers are one of the easiest and healthiest snacks you can make with your sourdough starter.  In this version I’ve increased the nutrition and flavor by adding tons of sprouted pumpkin and sunflower seeds to the fermented batter. The seeds give the crackers a wonderful light and crispy crunch with an extra …

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Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

  These soft Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls are the perfect way to dress up your holiday table! Made with all-natural ingredients like puréed pumpkin or winter squash, eggs, milk, cream, and low-glycemic coconut sugar, this recipe uses my classic overnight fermentation technique for the best flavor, texture, and digestibility.  I don’t think you will find …

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Super Soft and Chewy Sourdough Bagels

  It’s hard to believe that during my 18-year sourdough journey I had never made a real boiled and baked sourdough bagel.   I’ll be the first to admit I was always a little intimidated, knowing that the bagels needed special shaping, boiling, and baking. My intimidation was unfounded. The process is so much easier …

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Sesame Seed Sourdough Starter Batter Crackers

  This isn’t my first rodeo with sourdough starter batter crackers. I started making them back in the winter of 2018. I had been experimenting with drying Sourdough Crepes in the oven to get a slightly sweet cracker when the idea for a batter style cracker hit me. I have to admit, it’s been one …

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Buttermilk Sourdough Bread With Honey and Oats

  This is the kind of bread that makes a sandwich exceptional.  When I set out to develop this recipe I spent a lot of time testing different shaping techniques. I finally settled on a beautiful and functional sandwich loaf. Baking this rich bread in a loaf pan really supports the hearty oat-filled dough.  The …

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Cultured Raw Lemon Ice Cream With Only Three Real Food Ingredients

  The summertime heat can’t touch you when you have a bowlful of this uplifting and invigorating Lemon Ice Cream.     This recipe deserves a shoutout to Megan Stevens of Eat Beautiful. She used to run a cute little ice cream cafe in Eugene, Oregon called Vanilla Jill’s. They served some awesome treats made …

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Soft and Sweet Sourdough Milk Bread

  Let me introduce you to the softest, most pillowy, and most delicious Sourdough Milk Bread I’ve ever had. This super soft and light bread is made with fresh milk and honey for the perfect tender sweet crumb. It makes excellent sandwich bread, French toast, and croutons…if it lasts that long.     Just like all …

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Sourdough Potato Pancakes – Fully Fermented and Tummy Friendly

  Potato pancakes or “latkes” happen to be one of my favorite comfort foods. When I was young my mother served up the gluey, chewy, potato pancakes from a box mix. They are delicious in their own right, but honestly they have nothing on my sourdough potato pancakes.     My sourdough version uses an …

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Raw Sour Cream – Made With Fresh Cultured Raw Cream

Sour cream is one of those ingredients that makes just about anything taste better.   It’s right up there with butter in my opinion, especially when it’s fresh raw cream that has been cultured to boost probiotics and flavor!     Sour cream is an essential ingredient in so many recipes. This easy technique will …

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