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Sourdough Baguettes!

Yes, that title is correct! I made yummy Sourdough Baguettes this weekend… and they were super YUMMY! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sourdough Baguettes!
A close up view of my yummy Sourdough Baguettes and their delicious crusty crust! ๐Ÿ˜‰

A longing for Sourdough Bread.. :)

When my schooling started up again at the beginning of May, one type of class was missing from my schedule – Artisan Breads.

Its not that I didn’t want to take the next class, unfortunately, my schedule conflicted with the only scheduled class. And thus, I had to make a very difficult decision – to put Artisan Bread on hold. Well, at least only temporarily.

Because my schedule is always so busy and action-packed, finding time to bake bread at home can sometimes be difficult. But today, I made time! Today I baked a delicious loaf of Sourdough Bread. Mmmmmm….. ๐Ÿ™‚

A loaf of Sourdough! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet Dough, Grape Tarts, and Chocolate Cherry Buns.

In Sourdough Artisan Breads class we made Sweet Dough, Grape Tarts, and Chocolate Cherry Buns. Yummy!

First we made the (Sourdough) Sweet Dough using our 100% Starter. Once we had made the Sweet Dough, we then divide it in two: 1/3 to be used for the Grape Tarts, and 2/3 to be used for the Chocolate Cherry Buns.

Trays full of Chocolate Cherry Buns. ๐Ÿ™‚
A yummy close up shot of my buns bursting with chocolate and cherry goodness! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Grape Tarts!
A yummy close up shot of my Grape Tart. ๐Ÿ™‚

Baguettes and Sour Pain Brie

In last night’s Sourdough Artisan Bread class we made Baguettes and Sour Pain Brie. Oh so delicious!! ๐Ÿ˜€

For our Baguettes we made both traditional style and Wheat Sheaves. Wheat Sheaves are a common way to turn Baguettes into decorative bread. Pain Brie is an old bread from Normandy. The dough is very dough and requires being beaten with a rolling pin. It is not traditionally sour.

Sourdough Baguettes: L to R – Wheatsheaves and Traditional styles.
A close up shot of my delicious Sourdough Baguettes. ๐Ÿ™‚
Sour Pain Brie.
Sour Pain Brie from above.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Yes, that title is correct. I made Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Okay, so not your ordinary Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, but Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was watching Oprah the other day, and Martha Stewart was on there. Among other things discussed on the show, in the later part of the show, they ended up making Gourmetย Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. I had seen gourmet versions before on cooking and restaurant shows, and had always planned to make a version of them, but never got around to it. Well, not until now.

On Sunday for lunch I decided to make a Cheddar, Dijon Mustard, Bacon, Tomatoes, Avocado and Pepper on Sourdough bread. But I didn’t have any sourdough bread, so instead I made the Gourmet Grilled Cheeseย Sandwiches with the Tuscan Bread I baked in my Rustic Artisan Bread class. Boy-o-boy did they turn out amazing! The Dijon mustard and black pepper cut through the saltiness and fattiness of the avocado and bacon. I am definitely going to have to make this sandwich again, plus try making others!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Cheddar, Dijon Mustard, Bacon, Tomatoes, Avocado and Pepper on Tuscan Bread.