Transform Your Idea of What Sourdough Baking Can Be
You’ve mastered a basic boule and perhaps ventured into a savory sourdough focaccia, but have you tried your hand at a scrumptious Peach and Ricotta Focaccia or decadent Orange-Pistachio Caramel Sticky Buns? Pastry Chef extraordinaire Caroline Schiff is here to show you all the creative (and delicious!) ways you can put your sourdough starter—both active starter and discard—to good use in recipes sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Add a unique layer of flavor to mouthwatering pies and tarts like Apple- Maple Crumble Pie, Malted Milk and Dark Chocolate Tart and Blueberry– Lemon Thyme Cobbler. Transform your favorite breakfast pastries into the things of your sourdough dreams with recipes like Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Scones, Caramelized Blueberry-Basil Blintzes and Lemon Sugar Crêpes. And enhance your next celebration with showstopping cakes like Tangerine Dream Cake, Apple–Sour Cream Crumb Cake and Olive Oil, Cherry and Almond Torte.
With all of Caroline’s tips and tricks for building and maintaining a sourdough starter as well as a host of crowd-pleasing desserts, sweet breads and naturally leavened pastries, this book is sure to open your eyes to new, exciting sourdough recipes.
“Caroline Schiff has let her pastry chef brain run wild inventing creative uses for sourdough starter. I particularly love the way she uses this tangy, living ferment to add texture and flavor to cakes, cookies and pies.”
—Dana Cowin, founder of Giving Broadly and former longtime editor in chief of Food & Wine
“The recipes in this book will expand any sourdough baker’s repertoire in ways they didn’t know they needed.”
—Erin Jeanne McDowell, author of The Book on Pie
“In this collection of tempting recipes, Caroline will make you see sourdough in a whole new light. I can’t wait to bake my way through these recipes.”
—Yossy Arefi, author of Snacking Cakes and Sweeter off the Vine