Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sourdough Shortcake

Sourdough gets into everything I bake these days. And I'm not one bit sad about it. I picked strawberries yesterday and decided to make a shortcake. I looked up several sourdough shortcake recipes -but they all looked too complicated so I dug out my mama's shortcake recipe and revised it for sourdough.

I honestly had no idea if it would raise or be edible but I thought it was worth a try. And well. It turned out!

  Sourdough Shortcake

1 cup sourdough starter
2 cups flour
1 cup water

Mix together, cover and ferment on the counter for 4 hours.
The mixture with be thick.

Then add:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
 1/4 tsp salt 
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together and pour into a greased 9" pan.
Sprinkle with sanding sugar. 
Let rest 30 minutes before baking.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.


Monday, May 9, 2016

These days...

Sometimes I feel guilty that I don't write here like I used to. I remember the excitement of creating a recipe for supper after work... now I get excited when supper is on the table in pots and pans and I can sit down to rest:) I tell myself this is a season of life I want to savor- and I don't want to miss out on Caroline's younger years. I can create recipes when I'm old and retired:)

My days are filled to the brim with the normal household/mom tasks and I wouldn't trade it for the world. 

Here is a bit of our lives lately...

 I've been having fun with my sourdough starter. My first sourdough bread!

 Sourdough waffles.

 "The second best heritage you can equip your child with is gardening. 
The first is food for the soul, but the second is food to keep that soul healthy." 
- Hope Helmuth

 Caroline's 2 year old photos.

 We had fun making a new play area after Caroline
broke a flower pot she pulled off the bench:)

Our little family of three. I'm one lucky wife and mom.

That's all for now...

Have a wonderful week!