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Sourdough bread made at home (natural yeast)

  Read to be baked! Making bread with natural yeast, also known as sourdough, is a rewarding and traditional process. Natural yeast is a mixture of flour and water that captures wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria from the environment. This yeast mixture also called a " starter " or " levain " is used as the leavening agent in sourdough bread. Here's a basic step-by-step guide on how to make bread with natural yeast at home: Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour (for the starter) 1/2 cup lukewarm water (chlorine-free) A kitchen scale A clean glass or plastic container with a lid A kitchen thermometer Additional flour and water for the bread dough Salt (for flavor) Day 1: Creating the Starter In a clean glass or plastic container, mix 1/2 cup of lukewarm water (around 80-85°F or 27-29°C) with 1/2 cup of all-purpose or whole wheat flour. Mix until you have a thick, smooth paste. Cover th

Brownie Variation Recipes


75g milk chocolate
75g dark chocolate
180g butter
80g brown sugar
70g caster sugar
3 regular eggs
90g plain flour
170g chopped walnuts
5ml vanilla extract

Preparation Method
  1. Preheat oven to moderate (160º - 170ºC). Grease square pan 20c x 20c; line with baking paper.
  2. Melt milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and butter together in a microwave oven for 30 – 40 seconds. Do not overheat.
  3. Beat eggs, brown sugar, and caster sugar until they become light and fluffy; stir in the chocolate and butter mixture;
  4. Sift the flour; add it to the egg and chocolate mixture.
  5. Then, add vanilla extract and the chopped walnuts; stir gently until all ingredients are well mixed.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes (not more, not less).
  7. Stand cake 10 minutes; turn top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.

A different variation could be the following:
omit the walnuts and add 100gr of white chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of orange zest. Bake in a 24cm round pan.


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