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Bread Baking January

Sourdough Bread

Welcome to our kitchen! January is the perfect time to learn the timeless and practical skill of baking your own bread. I avoided baking bread for years because I didn’t enjoy the act of baking, I much prefer cooking, and because it seemed daunting and overwhelming. I envisioned hours of attention and sore wrists from kneading dough. It all seemed so complicated.

It wasn’t until I was given a sourdough starter a couple years ago that my entire world changed – and that is not an understatement. I never realized just how simple bread baking was. All you need is flour, water, salt, and a little time. It has saved us so much money baking our own breads and my sensitive gut can handle it unlike the store-bought kind. And even though those sourdough recipes say it will take a day and a half to make, the amount of time you have your hands on the dough is roughly ten minutes. 

Baking my own bread has led me to want to make more and more things from scratch that we use every day! Now I am replacing staples in our home like condiments and salad dressings, fresh cheeses, butter, coffee creamer etc. I want to teach you how to make these too! But the key to success is to start out slow. Work on those 1% changes and slowly build from there.

So, won’t you join us?

Come along in our kitchen where I’ll post how to videos and send you recipes of easy ideas you can try. You don’t have to tackle all the recipes. I just hope you’ll try one or two and your family will fall in love and then it becomes a staple in your kitchen and a part of your routine. That is where the real change lies.

We focus predominantly on sourdough in our home because it’s easier to digest, has lots of beneficial wild yeast, and it’s what I love to bake. But we will sneak in a few quick bread recipes in there that use traditional yeast for when you’re in a pinch and crunched for time. And of course, there will be sourdough discard recipes, so we don’t waste, and these are fast recipes to make as well. You’ll learn quickly what works and what is practical for your family.

I’m so glad you’re here. Now let’s bake!

January Overview

  • Sourdough discard recipes
  • Sourdough pancakes
  • Sourdough waffles
  • Sourdough vs gluten free
  • Sourdough bagels
  • Sourdough sandwich bread
  • Quick sandwich bread
  • Sourdough English muffins 
  • Sourdough French toast 
  • Sourdough banana bread
  • Sourdough pretzels 
  • Sourdough croissants
  • Sourdough pumpkin muffins

We will be posting only a couple of these recipes on our blog and social media, but newsletter subscribers receive a private how-to with detailed tips and tricks for each recipe and implementing bread baking into your daily routine. If you’re not on our newsletter yet, use the form below to sign up.

We also don’t want you to think it stops there! We are going to teach you throughout the year how to homestead from anywhere, and to get ‘Back to the Basics’ with Browning’s.

The Year At A Glance

January – Baking bread
February – Starting seeds
March – Transplanting
April – Direct sowing seeds
May – Garden planning and layout
June – Garden maintenance
July – Harvesting and Cheese making
August – Canning
September – Fermenting
October – Fall crops & Putting the garden to bed
November – Organizing work spaces & Planting trees
December – Handmade holiday

We can’t wait to walk you through everything we have learned thus far as first-generation farmers, in the hopes it will save you time and money.

Thanks for being here!

Lauren & Drew

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6 Responses

  1. I have been wanting to try to bake breads, and especially sourdough for a while, but the process has seems intimidating. I want to give it a try this year.

    1. I was too intimidated to try bread for years! I promise it’s not complicated at all. Sourdough is simply flour, water, salt, and time… We have a blog for my go to recipe which is high hydration sourdough, it walk you through every detail!

    1. What kind of guidance can I help you with Gauri? Do you have any specific questions I can try and answer?

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