Sourdough Surprises - September

Monday, August 25, 2014

Great job on your granola bars! We loved how much variation there is, and that no matter what you have on hand you can whip up some yummy granola bars in a flash!

This month we will be making something super yummy and perfect for fall! Cornbread! Corn bread has been around for ages, and is typically considered the cornerstone for Southern US cooking. There are several types of cornbread - baked cornbread (a quick bread that utilizes eggs, sugar, and some wheat flour), corn pone (from from thick, malleable cornmeal dough that is eggless and milk less and baked in a iron pan over an open fire with butter), hot water cornbread (dropping spoonfuls of a batter using boiling water, cornmeal and baking soda into a skillet off hot oil. This helps the crust to turn golden and crispy while the center is crumbly and mushy bread), Johnnycakes (a cornmeal based batter cooked on a skillet to make a type of pancake like bread, sometimes also called hoecakes), and hushpuppies (a thick buttermilk based batter that is deep fried to make crunchy golden brown outsides and moist yellow insides).

You can make any type of corn bread you wish here, and flavor it, too. Maybe add some cheese, bacon, or jalapeƱos? Or all three? You also have options for when it comes to baking - you can use fresh from the fridge or fed. And you can bake this as a quick recipe or let your batter ferment for 8-12 hours. Whichever you prefer! If you want some ideas don't forget to check out our Monthly Inspiration board on Pinterest!

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 September 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! 

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


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