Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bride of Sourdough

It always seems like after 2 movie sequels, they start bringing the whole family in. Bride of Frankenstein, Seed of Chucky--in fact, I saw a preview for the 6th installment of Beethoven last night. Now that's just ridiculous.

What's not ridiculous is this sourdough--I think I'm finally onto something here. This one turned out almost perfect. I should have pulled it out of the oven about 5 minutes earlier, but then it would have been so perfect my head would spin!

Here's my starter--if yours isn't all bubbly like this, feed it and let it sit outside of the fridge for awhile to activate.

Here's the dough, getting ready to have its overnight rise. Make sure you use a large container! I used some oil just to ease the shaping process the next morning.

The next morning--looking sexy!
Into the oven you go
Hooray! A darn good loaf.

Let's make some tabbouleh to eat with the bread. Parsley, bulgar, tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil and mint (I decided to throw in cilantro) salt and pepper to taste.

On a salad...a HUGE salad. I ate the whole thing.
Yeah :) Happy Friday everyone!


buffalodick said...

For what it's worth, I'm baking a couple of loaves of bread right now... Not sour dough, but that last picture tells me you nailed it!

doggybloggy said...

wow, great photos, good looking bread and one heckuva tabouleh......sequels are not so bad after all

TavoLini said...

Buffalo--I'm finally giving the sourdough a rest and making some plain old fashioned dough for pizza tonight!

Doggy--thanks! There's a couple of blurry ones, but I'm getting the hang of Tavo's camera.

tommie said...

That looks awesome. I have never made my own tabouleh. Might have to try it!

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks great to me! I love sourdough!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

You're so funny; I can just imagine you running and reciting that recipe... and I can imagine all the funny stares you probably got!

Sometimes while running, I do the same thing (talk to myself without realizing it)... I guess we're just crazy ;o).

TavoLini said...

Tommie--its not difficult--I just get tired of chopping all the parsley...Luckily, Tavo enjoys doing that step!

Blonde Duck--Me too!! I could eat sourdough everyday (and I think I have for the past month)

CCV--I talk to myself a bit too much, in the shower, in the car--but definitely when I run :)

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks great - really...and this bread - oh, looks great!


Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

I believe anyone who can bake bread is very talented! The bread looks great. Baking bread certainly is not my strength. I can only imagine the wonderful bread smell in your kitchen! It makes me hungry.