Sourdough Surprises - February

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mardi Gras (also known as Fat Tuesday) refers to the celebrations beginning after Kings Day and lasting until Ash Wednesday, and reflects the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten Season.  It is celebrated all over the world, but here in the US we can't help but think of associating Mardi Gras with New Orleans. And you can't really think of New Orleans and not think of a yummy beignet. 

Beignets are delicious square pastries that are basically a deep fried choux pastry. They are traditionally eaten fresh and hot, with a smattering of powdered sugar on top. 

So, put on some good jazz music, feed your starter, and cook up some delicious beignets! If you are looking for a recipe, we suggest this recipe and this recipe, and of course, check out our monthly Pinterest board for more inspiration!

** You probably noticed, but we had some issues with the InLinkz code last month, and we finally figured out why. The company has changed policy, and to keep our link-ups from appearing on un-wanted sites, you now have to sign in with a free account to get the code. We think this is ridiculous, but we understand the company's policy. So, you have three choices. You can create a free account so you can have access to our link up codes; or you can forget about it and just come to the Sourdough Surprises page to link up and not have it show on your own blog; or you can email us and we will gladly send you the code. We understand that this is another step, and therefore do not blame you if you want to skip it. We do, however, wish you will keep showing the link-up on your page, since it directs more traffic to us (and we want more people to share their love of sourdough!) and so we will of course gladly send you the link if you request it.

To join us this month:
1. Choose a recipe and bake up some delicious beignets, utilizing your sourdough starter!
2. Take some photos and blog about it on February 20, 2015
3. Make sure that you include a back link to our blog somewhere in your post. Make sure it says "" 
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 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!

*Extra points to you if you share, share, share! We would love for more people to join us on our sourdough adventures!


Kelster said...

Option 4: The id number is 487479. Replace the id in the code you used in previous months.
Beignets: Woohoo!

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