Sourdough Country Loaf

This sourdough bread recipe is based on the Country Loaf from Tartine Bakery! This has been my go-to recipe as of late. It’s a slightly higher hydration recipe, so it yields consistently more open crumb (nice air pockets) and a beautiful, crispy crust. Enjoy! Sourdough Country Loaf Recipe Yield: 2 loaves Time: 10-24 hrs Ingredients:…

Mini Strawberry Galettes

These mini strawberry galettes can be filed under things that are made-up on the spot and eaten immediately. 🤤 Jotting down the recipe because it will be made more than once! Mini Strawberry Galettes Recipe: Yield: two 6-8 inch galettes Total time: about 1 hour Ingredients: 1/2 pre-made pie dough 1 lb fresh strawberries 2…

Lessons Learned From Baking Sourdough Bread Weekly For One Year

I recently realized that I had hit my one year anniversary of baking sourdough bread. Is that a major life milestone? No. But it’s certainly a baking milestone! And it’s a milestone that I felt was worth sharing and worth reflecting on. Over the last year, I’ve really started to think of myself as a…

Best Ever Sugar Cookies & Royal Icing

This sugar cookie dough recipe is a hand-me-down from a friends mom, so you know it’s good! The dough handles very well and bakes into tender and sweet sugar cookies that we LOVE. The yield is about 5 dozen when using standard cookie cutters, so it’s perfect for sharing or doing a cookie-exchange. I’ve also…

Multi-Seed Sourdough Rye Bread

Hello! If you’ve been following along on my Instagram, you may know I’ve been experimenting with different flavors for sourdough bread. This recipe was so tasty I had to share right away! With iPhone pics! Crazy, I know. If you haven’t baked sourdough before, I recommend checking out my beginners guide/recipe OR honestly just dive…

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are absolutely irresistible and, I have on great authority, are the best chocolate cookies you will ever bake. What makes them so special? They are a killer combo of soft and chewy inside with crisp edges. They use chocolate chunks (not chips!) which are mission-critical for getting ooey gooey layers of chocolate inside….

Stone Fruit Galette

Hi friends! It’s been a while since I’ve posted recipes here on the blog BUT I regularly post photos and recipes on my  @PaintedFork Instagram account. So, if you haven’t already, be sure to follow me there for the latest and greatest. Already follow me on IG? Tag a friend in the comments of one…

Thai Coconut Cashew Curry

Ok, this is definitely going to be a recipe that gets repeated in this house again and again! For so long, I was intimidated by the idea of making homemade curry until recently when I had a meal kit (I think it was PurpleCarrot?) that was for a homemade curry, and I realized it’s really…

Blueberry Lemon Galette

Ya’ll already know I love a galette — aka a rustic pie. It’s simple. It’s delicious. It doesn’t have the same level of stress of a regular ol’ pie where your crust might not cook and the filling might not set or the whole top crumbles. Plus, all the deliciousness of summer is in full…

Pt. 4: Recipe for Classic Sourdough Bread

There’s simply nothing better than the smell of a freshly baked loaf of homemade sourdough bread right out of the oven! 🤤 Below you’ll find my current go-to recipe for homemade sourdough bread. This recipe is simple to follow and requires no traditional “kneading” of the dough. Instead, it uses a technique called “stretch and…

Pt. 3: How To Maintain a Sourdough Starter

The basis of all sourdough is the “starter” which is nothing more than a small batch of fermented water + flour. You can either get a supply of starter from a friend like I did OR develop your own. How to create a sourdough starter from scratch: Mix together equal parts tepid water (approx 74°F)…

Pt 2. Gettin Started with Sourdough Bread

Now that you have your fridge starter going, you’re ready to bake! For most recipes that I’ve tried for a classic sourdough bread loaf or “table loaf,”  has a three-day baking schedule. Based on personal preference, you could go from feeding to baking in two or three days. See sample baking schedules below!  3 Day…