Sourdough Surprises - August

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lovely job on the Gozleme, everyone!

This month we are going to try something we are sure not many of you have tried. Hopefully this month humid and muggy weather won't affect your baking, and you won't need to make a lot of time in busy summer schedules, either. So what are we making?! Granola Bars!!!

Yes, that is right! You can use your starter to make a lovely little treat! You can use whatever ingredients you have in your pantry - different types of nut butters, seeds, dried fruit, nuts, spices - whatever you like! We hope you will use your creativity to create something amazing and delicious! If you need some recipe inspiration, please check out our Monthly Inspiration Pinterest page!


To join us this month:

1. Choose a recipe and bake some delicious hot cross buns, utilizing your sourdough starter!
2. Take some photos and blog about it on August 20, 2014
3. Make sure that you include a backlink to our blog somewhere in your post
4. Follow this link: get the InLinkz code and choose the HTML code that works best for you and your blog. Copy and paste it into the HTML section of your blog. You will know you have done it correctly if you see a little blue frog face (or a blue link) appear.
5. Make sure you enter your post into the linky tool on reveal day so everyone can see what you have made!



Have a fun idea for us to do? Want your monthly creation displayed on our page? Want to join us even if you don't have a blog! Just send us an email at sourdoughsurprises@gmail.com! 

We can't wait to see what you guys come up with! :) Have fun!
~Shelley and Jenni 


Sourdough Gozleme

Sunday, July 20, 2014



We are so proud of you guys! We gave you a good challenge this month - no recipe, a rough sketch in guidelines, and you guys did great! Thank you Robyn for suggesting such a delicious recipe!

We loved how easy this turned out to be (once you figured out how to do it, that is!) and how fun and delicious it made a nice lunch or dinner. It was great to discover how simple this was to make with just whatever ingredients you happened to have on hand, and tasted great no matter what you put inside it!

Please check out all the lovely gozleme that were made this month, and don't forget to check back in a few days to see what we are making  next!




Sourdough Surprises - July

Sunday, June 22, 2014

We love it that you guys are just as excited about finding new uses for your starter as we are! We also love it when you guys send us emails with great ideas for challenges! Our friend Robyn in New Zealand sent us an email all about a fun new idea that we instantly thought would make an excellent challenge!

Gozleme (if you are like us and didn't know)  is a traditional Turkish pastry dish made of hand rolled dough and filled with various things before being sealed up and cooked on a griddle. Kind of like a flatbread calzone. They are traditionally filled with a variety of meats, vegetables, mushrooms, cheese, eggs, and spices.

We found absolutely no recipes online for a sourdough gozleme, so we are going to totally create this niche! You can probably use any flatbread or bread dough recipe you want, but don't make it too involved and time consuming (i.e.: don't make a brioche type bread here!). You basically want to make a thick type dough, roll it out, put your ingredients of choice inside, fold it up and cook it on a griddle. We are definitely going into uncharted territory here, so make it up and have fun!   Since there are no sourdough gozleme recipes we can find, we will fill our pinterest board this month with other gozleme recipes so you can get an idea of the kinds of fillings you can use.

To join us this month:

1. Choose a recipe and bake some delicious hot cross buns, utilizing your sourdough starter!
2. Take some photos and blog about it on July 20, 2014
3. Make sure that you include a backlink to our blog somewhere in your post 
4. Follow this link:   get the InLinkz code and choose the HTML code that works best for you and your blog. Copy and paste it into the HTML section of your blog. You will know you have done it correctly if you see a little blue frog face (or a blue link) appear.
5. Make sure you enter your post into the linky tool on reveal day so everyone can see what you have made!


We can't wait to see what you guys come up with! :) Have fun!





Sourdough Batter Fried Foods

Friday, June 20, 2014

Wow.

After months and months of baking amazing goodies with our sourdough starters, we tossed something completely new and crazy at you.


And boy did you guys deliver.

Who knew that our sourdough starters could be used to create sinfully delicious deep fried foods? And the results? Golden, crunchy perfection.

Check out all of the deep fried deliciousness fried up this month!




And don't forget to stop by in a few days to see what we will be doing next!



Sourdough Surprises - June

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ok, guys. We are taking you for a loop this month. We've done all kinds of delicious baked treats with our sourdough starters, ranging from savory to sweet. But this month we are taking you to the next step.

This month we are taking our inspiration from Sourdough Battered Onion Rings! That's right, you can make a delicious and crispy batter to coat all kinds of yummy fried foods. And that's what we are challenging you to do this month - fry stuff! Vegetables, fruit, anything you want is up for grabs. Channel your inner fair-food and see what you can come up with (fried twinkie anyone?) !

As always, you are free to use whatever recipe you want, however if you need some inspiration please check out our Pinterest Inspiration Board!

To join us this month:

1. Choose a recipe and fry up some awesomeness, utilizing your sourdough starter!
2. Take some photos and blog about it on June 20, 2014
3. Make sure that you include a backlink to our blog somewhere in your post 
4. Follow this link:   get the InLinkz code and choose the HTML code that works best for you and your blog. Copy and paste it into the HTML section of your blog. You will know you have done it correctly if you see a little blue frog face (or a blue link) appear.
5. Make sure you enter your post into the linky tool on reveal day so everyone can see what you have made!



Can't wait to see the delicious creations you come up with! 


Sourdough Buns

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Who's ready for some summertime grilling? And you know what makes hamburgers and hot dogs taste even better?

Sourdough buns.


And you know who makes the best sourdough buns? You guys!

Who knew you could get such delicious and amazing sandwich buns right from your own kitchen? We definitely put store bought to shame this month! 



Check out all the awesome Sourdough Sandwich Buns made this month! And don't forget to stop by in a few days to see what we will be doing next! 




Sourdough Surprises - May

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Awesome job on those hot cross buns! It was so fun seeing all the different variations that you guys came up with!

We thought that since you guys did such a great job with those buns that we would try our hand at making hot dog and hamburger buns (or other sandwich type buns) this month! May is really the official start of summer, grilling, and potlucks and picnics. We figured you guys would need a good homemade bun recipe to show off! Feel free to make whatever shape or size you need to accommodate your sandwiches and have fun! Add seeds if you want, make these buns yours! As always, you can use any recipe you like, but if you need some inspiration check out our Monthly Inspiration Board on Pinterest!


To join us this month:

1. Choose a recipe and bake some type of bun, utilizing your sourdough starter!
2. Take some photos and blog about it on May 20, 2014
3. Make sure that you include a backlink to our blog somewhere in your post 
4. Follow this link: get the InLinkz code  
  and choose the HTML code that works best for you and your blog. Copy and paste it into the HTML section of your blog. You will know you have done it correctly if you see a little blue frog face.
5. Make sure you enter your post into the linky tool on reveal day so everyone can see what you have made!



Can't wait to see the buns you make (and what you put in them!)