The Sweet Side of Sourdough: 50 Irresistible Recipes for Pastries, Buns, Cakes, Cookies and More
Sourdough became all the rage during the pandemic, as people learned to love the special, slightly sour flavor and wonderfully crunchy crust. But once one has a good sourdough starter, there are so many other things one can make. If you don’t have a starter, don’t worry. Caroline Schiff starts with all the information you need to start your own, followed by fifty recipes that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Broken into five sections — Sweet Breads, Buns and Loaves; Biscuits, Scones and Morning Sweets; Pies, Tarts, Cobblers and Crumbles; Cookies, Bars and Sweet Little Bites; and Clever Cakes — there is something for everyone. Each recipe begins with an interesting paragraph from Schiff explaining what makes the recipe special or why it’s included or some such. All ingredients are listed in both grams and cups, and the instructions are extensive and very complete. Lots of mouthwatering photographs will help break down any resistance one might have. Unfortunately, there is no nutritional information, but maybe calorie counts would defeat the purpose of a cookbook for sweets. Do not miss the Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Tart or the Milk Chocolate—Caramel Gāteau Breton. These will make you a sourdough believer.
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