Last week one of my fellow bloggers wrote a post about taking a babkha and challah baking class. Here is a link to that post: https://arthur-in-the-garden.com/2016/10/26/babkha-and-challah/ As I read his post, I started thinking of the wonderful aroma of bread baking in the oven. I don’t think there is a more wonderful smell in the whole world.
That created a light bulb moment for me and I remembered how I once made sourdough bread every week. The smell of the bread baking was so wonderful. After reading over my recipe again, I decided it would be a great choice for gifts or holiday events. I purchased all the ingredients yesterday and I will make the starter and start baking my bread. It is really good when you roll it out and add cinnamon, brown sugar and butter to the bread. Then you can roll it up and cut it into rolls or loaves.
Here is the recipe that was shared with me by a friend in the 80’s. She told me I could not mess it up and honestly, I don’t think I ever have. It does take time to feed the starter and prepare the bread but it is worth it. This recipe makes a very fragrant soft loaf of bread and I think it is different from the famous sourdough bread of San Francisco. I always refer to it as a Southern sourdough bread recipe.
This year one of my goals as the holidays are approaching is to try to do things that aren’t so labor intensive. I think most of us would be very appreciative of a freshly baked loaf of bread. This may be my go to recipe to give an unexpected gift to a friend or co-worker just to let them know I am thinking of them.
Thanks Arthur for inspiring me to mix up that starter and dust off my baking pans so I can share a special treat with friends and family.
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