Sourdough + Modern Homesteading

sometimes you just need an easy button. I can’t say you’ll ever be able to snap your fingers and have homemade sourdough (besides, who wants to miss out on the process?)… but having a mature starter to work with from the get go sure makes it a WHOLE LOT EASIER. really, it’s worth the $15. I can’t tell you how many people i’ve talked to on here that are struggling with subpar bread, because their starter is immature and unhealthy. not to say that can’t be fixed… because it absolutely can...
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
let’s talk about GRATITUDE. it’s so easy to become discontent with where we are, because we’re so focused on getting ahead in life. but I can almost guarantee you that at one point in your life, you desperately wished to be where you are right now. so enjoy it. if you need a jump start on how to homestead from anywhere (even in an apartment), comment ANYWHERE and I’ll send you my free guide. 🌻🤎
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
I was honestly nervous to try this, but it turned out better than I expected. I think a lot of the flatness was actually due to my dough being overproofed, so I can’t wait to try again. if you don’t have a dutch oven or you want to bake more loaves at a time (because those dutch ovens take up a lot of real estate in there), your best option is definitely a cooking steel like this one. steam is a must when open baking. it helps create a good oven spring, and a soft, fluffy loaf. some bakers...
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
two brownies with strawberries on top and the words need an easy fix for perfect brownies?
these sourdough skillet brownies are a game-changer 🤎✨ they are a seriously delicious summer treat when topped with vanilla ice cream.
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Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
how to store sourdough bread and keep it fresh with the help of this recipe
How to Store Sourdough Bread And Keep It Fresh
Getting started with sourdough bread baking and unsure how to keep it fresh? Or maybe you received a sourdough loaf and want to save it for a special occasion? In this post, I’ll share some tips on how to store homemade sourdough bread so it stays as delicious as the day it was baked. Let's dive into the best methods for preserving that perfect loaf!
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
it’s about time to do a re-introduction, don’t you think? hi, i’m Tiffany Dawn (that’s an 80s/90s name if you’ve ever heard one, right?). behind all the recipes, sourdough pictures, homestead tips and inspirational videos, i am a real person. i have struggles, quirks, dreams, beliefs, and opinions just like you. i’m on here because i love helping other busy wives and mamas (although all are certainly welcome here) realize that they CAN bake the bread, cook the meal, or grow a little garden...
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
how to use a sourdough starter complete guide
Complete Guide on How To Use A Sourdough Starter
Do you want to make your own bread, but feel like the thought of yeast is intimidating? Or maybe you feel like sourdough is too complicated? A sourdough starter is a simple way to make delicious, fluffy bread without using store-bought yeast. All you need is flour, water, and some patience. Read this post for a simple breakdown on how to use sourdough starter!
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
what flour to use for sourdough bread is shown in this collage with the words, what flour to use for sourdough bread
What Flour To Use For Sourdough Bread (Complete Guide)
A complete guide on what flour to use for sourdough bread in order to get the best results in your sourdough baking.
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
bake with me on my new cooking steel ✨👩‍🍳 here’s the ingredients list for these apple cinnamon sourdough einkorn scones: 2 cups einkorn flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup sugar (or brown sugar) 1/2 cup cold butter 1 cup sourdough starter 1 tsp vanilla 3 tbsp milk 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup apples WHAT I DO: stick the butter in the freezer for 10-15 minutes so it’s nice and cold. mix together the dry ingredients (including sugar). cut in the butter using a pastry blender (I shred my ...
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
“soooo why is your sourdough chillin’ in the fridge?” seriously though, what is a COLD FERMENT in sourdough and how is it different from the bulk ferment? 👇🏻 cold fermentation is the resting period that sourdough gets in the fridge, before baking. unlike the usual bulk ferment where dough gets all cozy at room temp, cold fermentation slows things down, giving you extra tangy flavor and that perfect crumb. it’s kind of like letting your dough take a spa day in the fridge before the big bak...
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
why use a banneton (BAN-UH-TUN)… a banneton is a spiral-shaped basket that holds dough as it proofs. you can use it with a liner or without. i always use a liner because i like to score different patterns into my bread and i find it makes it easier to clean and maintain the basket. but, not using a liner creates a pretty spiral pattern on top of your bread. if you don’t use a liner, be sure to use lots of rice flour (not wheat flour) to keep the dough from sticking. banneton baskets are hel...
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
🥓🧀 bacon goes with everything. try and change my mind. if you’ve already gotten your feet wet with sourdough and want to try a fun inclusion flavor, here’s my measurements for BACON CHEDDAR SOURDOUGH! NGREDIENTS * 250g unbleached all purpose flour (or 2 cups) * 250g bread flour (or 2 cups) * 300g water (or 1 1/2 cups) * 100g active sourdough starter (or 1/2 cup) * 1/3 cup cooked, crumbled bacon * 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, diced from here, the instructions are the same as my other sourdoug...
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
a loaf of bread sitting on top of a wooden cutting board
have you tried inclusions in your sourdough bread yet? if not, what are you waiting for? trying new things and creating unique and delicious bread is one of my favorite parts of being a sourdough baker. generally, you want to add about 1/2 cup of whatever mix-in you choose per loaf. for most things, I add inclusions after the first round of stretch and folds. here are some of my favorite inclusion loaves (according to the order in this carousel): ✨ jalapeño cheddar ✨ chocolate chip ✨ ...
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
a loaf of bread sitting on top of a wooden cutting board
have you tried inclusions in your sourdough bread yet? if not, what are you waiting for? trying new things and creating unique and delicious bread is one of my favorite parts of being a sourdough baker. generally, you want to add about 1/2 cup of whatever mix-in you choose per loaf. for most things, I add inclusions after the first round of stretch and folds. here are some of my favorite inclusion loaves (according to the order in this carousel): ✨ jalapeño cheddar ✨ chocolate chip ✨ ...
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
two chocolate chip muffins sitting on top of a wooden cutting board
have you tried inclusions in your sourdough bread yet? if not, what are you waiting for? trying new things and creating unique and delicious bread is one of my favorite parts of being a sourdough baker. generally, you want to add about 1/2 cup of whatever mix-in you choose per loaf. for most things, I add inclusions after the first round of stretch and folds. here are some of my favorite inclusion loaves (according to the order in this carousel): ✨ jalapeño cheddar ✨ chocolate chip ✨ ...
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking
Growing Dawn | Modern Homesteading + Sourdough Baking