Bread. Fresh, warm, right-out-of-the-oven bread. There's nothing quite like it--especially when it's smothered in a think layer of delicious good-quality butter. Yum. Bread. We love bread.
I've been experimenting with sourdough for the past year or so and have become quite the fan. However, after making the same recipe week after week, my husband started to long for a bit more variety (and honestly, so did I). So, in the process of looking for a few new recipes, I came back to a lovely cookbook recently published by Jennifer McGruther called The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle. I had checked this book out from the library shortly after it was released to see if it was something that I wanted to add to my collection. To my delight, it included multiple sourdough bread recipes along with several more recipes that could put my ever-growing sourdough starter to use! So, I added it to my Christmas list and was thrilled when I found it beneath the tree!
Over the past month and a half, I have been busy baking and trying these new recipes. And I must say, we have not been disappointed! The recipes are not only well-written and easy to follow, but they produce the most delicious and beautiful loaves of bread I've ever made! I realize I may be swooning, but golly, I'm in love! From a simple whole wheat loaf, to Bohemian rye, to German-style sunflower, the recipes are fabulous!
As for the many, many other recipes in the book, I've just started reading through them and I'm excited to give them a try. For those of you interested in learning more about traditional foods and/or cooking more with them, this is a great book to add to your collection!