Why is it that, every time something nice begins, something not-so-nice has to follow? Take spring for example. It has just officially started, and what do we get next? The month of April. Think taxes and April Fools Day. If you are anything like me, you despise taxes, and you don't want to be considered a fool either. So, what do you do? My creative cowgirl solution is, go bake bread!
You don't have to participate in the foolishness of April Fool's Day on April 1st. Instead, this year, you can celebrate the National Sourdough Bread Day. Yes, such a day surely exists, and this year, it falls exactly on April first. So, shall we go bake some bread instead of acting like fools? I say, yes! Your family would thank you, too. Who doesn't appreciate a loaf of freshly baked bread?
Here are five recipes you can try this year by way of celebrating National Sourdough Bread Day. I have picked for you some more unusual ones because I think change is good every once in a while. Follow the links below to get all the details.
- 48-Hour Italian Rustic Sourdough. If you like hearty, crusty breads, this one is for you. The 48-hour in the name really means this loaf is made over 48 hours, so make sure you arrange your other chores around bread baking. Get the recipe here http://breadandcompanatico.com/2013/04/25/48-hour-italian-rustic-sourdough-loaf-with-kamut/ ;
- Miche. Although not for the novice baker, this piece of round, crusty goodness is definitely worth the effort. Find the recipe here https://www.weekendbakery.com/posts/making-a-miche/ ;
- Danish Rye Bread. A variation of this bread recipe can be found in many Nordic countries. If you like the taste of rye bread, you'll love this one. See it here https://nordicfoodliving.com/danish-rye-bread-rugbrod/ ;
- Spiced Fruit Sourdough. Got a sweet tooth? This sweet and spicy sourdough bread is for you. Recipe can be found here http://youcandoitathome.blogspot.com/2011/06/bourke-street-bakerys-spiced-fruit.html;
- Gluten Free Sourdough. I couldn't leave my gluten sensitive sisters without a recipe we could safely sink our teeth into, so here is a recipe to try and not feel left out on National Sourdough Bread Day http://www.bakingmagique.com/2015/02/seeded-gluten-free-sourdough-bread/ .
So, what say you? April Fools or Sourdough Bread Day? Let me know in the comments below. Then, after you have baked some tasty bread for your family, show your cowboy the link below, and remind him Mothers Day is coming.