Breakfast Sourdough Bread

By Donna Schwenk / May 23, 2020

This is the bread I make at least two or three times a week. As my business has been growing and I found myself with less time, this bread recipe has become the bread I make most often. It only has four ingredients and takes about 5 minutes to throw together. […]

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How to Care For Your Sourdough Starter

By Donna Schwenk / March 28, 2020

I usually make sourdough bread once or twice a week. I make sourdough more than sprouted bread as my family likes it better and I enjoy making it so much. There is nothing as special as having a sourdough starter that has your own unique yeasts from your kitchen and hometown – that makes it uniquely your own. […]

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Pumpernickel Sourdough Bread

By Donna Schwenk / February 8, 2020

I have always loved dark pumpernickel bread. Its rich, sweet flavors have been one of my favorite breads to eat plain, or with soups, or with sandwiches. […]

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Einkorn Sourdough Bread

By Donna Schwenk / November 2, 2019

A few years ago, I started hearing about the ancient species of wheat called einkorn. People who were gluten intolerant were writing me letters about it and saying it was allowing them to eat bread again without the problems regular wheat had caused them, and I wanted to know more. . .

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Fermented Jalapenos and Sourdough Bread

By Donna Schwenk / June 8, 2019

It’s summertime and this is my sourdough starters favorite time of year. I love making bread in the summertime as my bread and sourdough starter will always rise higher due to the warmer temperatures. Even though many don’t like heating up their homes with the oven in the summertime, I have ways to do this that has minimal effects. […]

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Two Women Who Convinced Me to Make My Own Bread

By Donna Schwenk / March 9, 2019

I was twelve years old and taking a school field trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where the largest battle of the American Civil War as well as the largest battle ever fought in North America, took place. Little did I know that this particular trip would have a tremendous impact on my young life and set things into motion that my future self would be doing on a regular basis. . .

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7 Reasons I Eat Sourdough Bread

By Donna Schwenk / February 23, 2019

So as I write, I’m waiting for my starter to become bubbly. Sourdough bread is only flour, water, and salt. It’s hard to believe it […]

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Can Sourdough Change the Gluten-Free Diet?

By Donna Schwenk / January 12, 2019

About ten years ago I went to a class on “How to Make Sourdough Bread.” My daughter had gluten intolerance and we found that she could eat sprouted bread without the side effects created by regular bread. I had heard that sourdough bread achieved similar results to the sprouted bread, and I wanted to try it. What I learned shocked me. . .

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Summer Sourdough Bread

By Donna Schwenk / June 16, 2018

When I walk into my kitchen each day, I see the bread knife and cutting board scattered with crumbs. It is a daily occurrence; and although I like a clean kitchen, this is one thing I tolerate with pleasure. . .

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Overnight Sourdough Bread

By Donna Schwenk / March 10, 2018

I think fermentation is essential to bread making. If you don’t use the help of microbes to make the bread, you won’t get the nutrients out of the bread and gluten will become a problem. I’ve made a lot of sourdough bread and I have a new method that is working spectacularly. . .

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Nine Recipes and Reasons to Eat Cultured Pumpkin

By Donna Schwenk / October 22, 2016

I love, love pumpkin. It has many wonderfully healthy qualities and a creamy consistency that makes it a wonderful treat, especially around the holiday season. I use pumpkin in multiple ways, but some of my favorites recipes are ones I make with kefir. […]

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Too Much Sourdough Starter? I Can Help

By Donna Schwenk / December 13, 2015

It’s Tuesday night and I usually make bread on Wednesdays. I take my sourdough starter out of the fridge to feed it. I check it. Does it still have bubbles? Is there hooch on top? If I see a layer of dark liquid (called “hooch”) and no bubbles, this means my starter is really hungry and needs to be fed. […]

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Chocolate Cherry Sourdough Bread

By Donna Schwenk / July 19, 2011

  I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process….It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance? Sourdough is my favorite bread to make in the fall and winter. It is loaded with Lactobacillus bacteria that transforms the wheat into incredible properties. It unlocks all the zinc and minerals…

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Kefir Ice Cream Sandwiches

By Donna Schwenk / May 13, 2010

I love Kefir ice cream. It is easy and delicious. It’s something special you can make for your family.  It is a treat, plus it loaded with nutrients and probiotics. If you can purchase one of those ice cream makers that you put in your freezer and sit on your counter and you can have ice…

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