Wednesday, May 9, 2012

YUM!

Tonight I made my first homemade pizza from scratch.  I made a Margaretta pizza.  It came out great.

I made it from this.  Do you know what it is?

It's sourdough starter.  I met a new friend and she taught me all about it.  I love it.

Sourdough starter is really nothing more then water and flour that has captured live yeast from the air.  Or you can buy some dried yeast (different then the kind you get at the grocery stores) and add it to your flour and water.

Sourdough starter lasts forever, as long as you take care of it.  There is actual sourdough starter that is over 100 years old! 

All you have to do to keep your sourdough starter alive is to add a cup of flour and about 3/4 cup of water to it every week or so.  It's very easy. 

Then when you are ready to make your pizza dough, bread, waffles, pancakes or what ever you are making, you just take out a cup (or what the recipe says) and make your dough with it.

I also made this loaf of sourdough bread.  Let me tell you, there is nothing like fresh baked bread right out of the oven!  Plus the smell in your house is like a little bit of heaven.

I am so happy that I met my new friend.  We hit it off too.  Have you ever met someone and you felt like you have known them forever?  Well, that is how I feel with her. 

We both love doing the same things and have agreed to get together at least once a month to can, bake, make cheese and so on. 

You never know who is around the corner waiting to be your next friend.

If anyone wants the recipes just let me know and I'll be happy to send it to you.

5 comments:

Dee said...

OMG - this looks fabulous!!

MoonbeamDancer said...

I love this stuff. I have a recipe for the starter and a recipe for Friendship Bread using the starter under recipes on my blot if you would to compare.

http://moonbeamdancerspath.blogspot.com/p/my-favorite-easy-recipes.html

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Donna said...

Joanne, your pizza and the bread look amazing!! Hope all is well out your way and that you're enjoying the start of summer!... Donna