Naturally Leavened Bomboloni (Doughnuts)

Naturally Leavened Bomboloni (Doughnuts) via @theperfectloaf

Light. Airy. Tender. Certainly the best doughnuts to come out of my kitchen.

Einkorn Miche Bread Recipe

Einkorn Miche via @theperfectloaf

A big, deeply-flavored loaf with a dark crust and tender crumb—perfect for large gatherings.

Sourdough Potato Bread

Sourdough with Roasted Potato and Rosemary (Potato Bread) via @theperfectloaf

A hearty sourdough bread with added roasted potato and rosemary.

Sour Cherry, Toasted Pecan, and Buckwheat Levain

sour cherry toasted pecan buckwheat levain @ the perfect loaf

Buckwheat brings extra flavor to this classic fruit and nut combination.

Sprouted Grain Sourdough Bread

Bread crust in moody light

A delicious loaf of bread using sprouted grains.

Sprouted Buckwheat Sourdough

Sprouted Buckwheat Sourdough

Buckwheat flour brings an added depth of flavor to this sourdough bread.

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Sourdough cinnamon rolls

Delicious sourdough cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing.

Sourdough Pizza Dough

sourdough pizza dough and recipes

Chewy and crusty sourdough pizza perfect for the home oven.

Apricot, Lavender, and Walnut Sourdough + 2016 Saveur Awards

apricot, lavender, and walnut sourdough

Oh, the wonderful aroma in the kitchen as this bread bakes.

Multigrain Spelt Sourdough

multigrain spelt sourdough title

Dramatic. Sharp. Moody. Volcanic.

Seeded Sourdough

the perfect loaf seeded sourdough title

A hearty bread laden with loads of healthy seeds.

Polenta and Rosemary Sourdough

the perfect loaf polenta rosemary sourdough

This loaf has a deep, luxurious corn flavor that can only be described as comforting.

Whole Wheat Sourdough Sandwich Bread

whole wheat sourdough sandwich bread title

A whole grain sandwich bread sure to please even the the pickiest of little eaters.

Spelt Sourdough Bread

the perfect loaf spelt sourdough

Freshly milled spelt sourdough brings incredible flavor to this delicate bread.

Rye Sourdough and Smørrebrød

rye sourdough and smorrebrod

It’s been cold here in New Mexico, like really, really cold. When it’s ten degrees outside you only want one of a few things: 1) a cup of hot coffee and light the fireplace, 2) a big bowl of homemade minestrone with a crunchy slice of sourdough bread, or 3) go outside for approximately 2 […]

White Sonora Sourdough

This recipe uses delicious white Sonora flour for a creamy crumb and mouthwatering flavor.

Sourdough Starter Maintenance Routine

sourdough starter maintenance routine

A guide to feeding (refreshing) your sourdough starter each day.

Baking Recipes

Sourdough Baguettes via @theperfectloaf

A roundup of all my sourdough recipes.

Tartine Millet Porridge Sourdough

Tartine millet porridge sourdough

A porridge style loaf using millet in the creamy porridge.

Golden Raisin and Fennel Seed Sourdough

Golden raisin and fennel seed sourdough crumb

An unlikely pairing makes for one delicious loaf of sourdough bread.

Country Sourdough with Less Levain & Longer Autolyse

Blisters all over

An experiment into using less levain but a longer autolyse.

Seeded Whole Wheat Sourdough

Seeded whole wheat sourdough bread

A hearty whole wheat loaf with added seeds.

Sourdough Bread with a Young Levain

Young Levain

My wife keeps telling me: “every time you bake you keep saying ‘Wow this is the best bread I have ever made’ the saying is getting old now… Hmmm, this is delicious bread though, I think it is your best so far.” I’ve had some recent bakes that have just been a step or two […]

Ninety-Five Percent Whole Grain Sourdough

Ninety-five percent whole grain crumb shot

When attempting a new recipe I will usually keep working at it many times over until things are to my liking. I will go through pages and pages of notes with various tweaks to temperatures, folding intensities, flour combinations, and numerous other things. When I finally make a breakthrough I refer to my notes and […]

Whole Wheat Sourdough

Whole wheat sourdough

I have to warn you a bit here at the beginning: this whole wheat sourdough is a little more involved than some of my previous loaves. While I think it’s achievable for a beginner baker to experiment with, it may take a few tries before your results are to your liking. However, this should not […]

High(er) Hydration Sourdough Bread

High(er) Hydration Sourdough Bread

My wife and I were out at dinner with a few friends the other night, and we got to talking about local co-op produce, cooking from more natural ingredients, and of course, baking bread from only the simplest of ingredients. Just four little elements come together to make something more significant, something alive. One of […]

High Hydration Sourdough Bread

Great caramelization on the sourdough crust

The following quote, a poignant and relatable statement from Lapo Elkann in a recent Monocle magazine interview. In a relatively jovial and concise article, he talks about what good food means to him and his family and how it is the center of his daily ritual. In the same fashion, food to me is usually […]

Tartine Country Sesame Sourdough

Tartine Country Sesame Sourdough

A wonderful sourdough bread filled with hearty seeds.

Tartine Country Walnut Sourdough

Tartine country walnut sourdough

Walnuts, being some of my favorite nuts, are used all over the place in my kitchen: banana bread, oatmeal for breakfast, a yogurt snack with strawberries and cinnamon, tomato and avocado salad with arugula, dried cherries & figs, and of course, my 100% whole wheat walnut loaf. And the list goes on. Perusing through Tartine […]