Sourdough Surprises - October

Monday, September 22, 2014

Awesome job on the cornbread, everyone! We loved seeing how varied and creative you guys are!

This month we want to do croissants! Croissants are a buttery, flaky, pastry known for its crescent shape made of a yeast dough layered (or laminated) with butter! They tend to get a bad rap for making them at home, because of the lengthy process involving rolling, and rolling, and rolling the butter into the dough. But you can definitely achieve a delicious result with just a bit of patience and elbow work, the dough itself is actually very easy to work with! Making them with sourdough starter adds just a bit of sourdough tang, and they are very delicious! We hope you like them!

We highly encourage you guys to check out TXFarmer on The Fresh Loaf for some super inspirational sourdough croissants (with recipes, instructions and tips). Please also check out our Monthly Inspiration Board on Pinterest we have a whole slew of awesome recipes for you there!
And lastly, don't feel you need to stick with a "regular" croissant, either. Not only can you play with your flours here, but you can add flavoring to the dough, and fillings as well!



To join us this month:

1. Choose a recipe and bake some delicious croissants, utilizing your sourdough starter!
2. Take some photos and blog about it on October 20, 2014
3. Make sure that you include a back link to our blog somewhere in your post (make sure it says "www.sourdoughsurprises.blogspot.com"! 
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! Awesome! 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 



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