Sourdough Bread is one of our favorite family recipes…but…
Wondering what else to make from sourdough starter?
Well, these are a couple of our favorites.
Whole Wheat Sourdough Pita Bread
1/2 c. sourdough starter (after feeding) (use other 1/2 cup for regular sourdough bread, or make a double batch of pita.)
2/3 c. warm water
1/2 t. salt
2 c. whole wheat flour
Mix ingredients to form dough. Let rise 8 hours. Divide dough into 6 balls. Roll out each ball into a flat oval or circle. (1/4 “ thick) Place on greased baking sheets or stones. Let rise 8 hours. Bake at 400 degrees about 10 minutes. Cut in half; separate with a sharp knife to form two pockets from each pita. Fill with chicken salad; mushrooms, cheese and sprouts; pizza toppings, or any sandwich filling.
Brown ‘n’ Serve Rolls
Prepare dough as directed; roll into three circles about 12 inches in diameter. Brush with melted butter. Cut each circle into 8 wedges and roll each wedge into a crescent, starting at large end. Let rise on greased baking sheets as directed. When time to bake, use a 250 degree oven and bake about 20 minutes, just until the dough is set but not browned. Let cool on racks; place into large Ziploc bags and freeze firm. When time to serve, bake frozen rolls on stones or baking sheets at 400 degrees about 8-10 minutes, until browned nicely. These rolls just about the same as freshly risen and baked rolls and are SO nice to have in your freezer! (This technique will work with any yeast bread.)
*Loaves also freeze very well. If you prefer, slice the completely cooled loaves with an electric knife (they slice better upside down) before freezing in large plastic bags. Then remove just the pieces you want to serve. If it’s difficult to separate the slices, microwave just a little (at a low power) until they come apart. Serve the bread with butter and jam, or toast it for breakfast. It’s also delicious with honey, cinnamon, or Nutella. Try making a cream cheese sandwich, French-toasting it, and sprinkling with powdered sugar or drizzling with blueberry syrup. Small loaves make wonderful gifts with a jar of homemade jelly.