Hazelnut and Orange Sourdough Discard Biscotti

Since posting a photo of these biscotti on my instagram, I’ve gotten so many requests for the recipe. I adapted this biscotti recipe from Sarah Owens’ book Sourdough, a great book for both beginner and advanced sourdough bakers. Her book includes great bread recipes with unique flavor combinations like her Butternut Squash and Cherry Bread…

Sourdough Filipino Pan de Coco

One of my fondest memories of growing up in the Philippines was coming home from school to a basket of fresh-baked pan de coco from one of our local bakeries. These soft, chewy bread rolls with sweet coconut filling were a favorite of mine and one of the foods I missed most after immigrating to…

Black Forest Chocolate Sourdough

Let me start by saying, I absolutely love this bread. Whenever we’re hosting or are invited to a dinner party, this is the loaf I make because it’s always a crowd pleaser. People are often puzzled whenever I bring out this mysterious dark loaf, as soon as I explain to them that it’s chocolate sourdough,…

Sourdough Discard Banana Bread

I’m always on the hunt for good uses for my sourdough discard. I love this recipe because it allows me to use up a large amount of sourdough discard and is a great way to use up overripe bananas.   This recipe if a bit of a hybrid, the recipe itself is based on the…

Sourdough Bread Pudding with Bourbon Brown Sugar Sauce

If you’ve seen my chocolate chip cookie recipe, you’ll know that I absolutely hate wasting anything that has to do with sourdough. Since there are only two of us living together, it can be tough for us to finish an entire loaf. While there are tons of dishes you can create with leftover sourdough, this…

Sourdough Discard Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes you love something so much, you just can’t let it go. This is how I feel about my starter, and each time I refresh it, I just can’t bring myself to throw away the discard. Last week, when my bf requested a batch of chocolate chip cookies — I took it as the perfect…

Creating Steam in a Home Oven

I resisted for a long time. But after experimenting with multiple baking methods in pursuit of that oh-so coveted oven spring; I’m going to have to admit it — the Dutch oven is king. If you’ve taken an interest in making sourdough bread, you’ve probably read that creating steam in the oven is essential to…

Sourdough Chocolate Hazelnut Cardamom Loaf

A few days ago I rewatched “The Great British Baking Show” season 4 bread week episode, and was inspired by Rav’s signature bake, a cardamom hazelnut chocolate babka. I love, love, LOVE the taste of cardamom and I’m always looking for excuses to use it in my cooking and baking. I converted his recipe into…

Sourdough Dictionary: Baking Basics

New to sourdough? The world of wild yeasts and sourdough bread can be a little bewildering for an amateur baker. From autolyse to cold retardation, it can feel like you need to learn another language just to keep up with a basic recipe. In this post, I’ll decode the jargon that most new bakers are probably…