Naturally Leavened

Lemon Pudding {self-saucing}

Reminiscent of souffle, lemon pudding is a combination of melt-in-your-mouth spongy cake with a layer of cream. I have all the ingredients on hand any given day, and can quickly whip it together with no special prep. The layers separate on their own, with the cream collecting at the bottom. […]

Cranberry Pecan Sourdough Bread

The book of seasons is turning another page, and I find myself craving comfort and warmth of baking more than ever. As much I as I love a bowl of yogurt and granola, there is something magical about toasting a piece of homemade whole grain bread on a dark and […]

Einkorn Pitas {with Sourdough or Dry Yeast}

If you ever wondered if it’s possible to make pitas from einkorn – it definitely is! Even though einkorn is more fragile than regular wheat because of its weaker gluten and higher protein, it makes delicious pitas that can be used for stuffing. I keep my pitas relatively small – […]

Whole Grain Rye Spelt Sourdough {with Raisins and Walnuts}

Have you ever tried whole grain bread? The kind that’s made from grains not processed in any other way rather than milling? I’d venture to guess – probably not. When it comes to whole grain bread, most folks think of a nice soft loaf studded with pretty specs of bran. […]

100% Rye Sourdough Bread + Video Recipe

MY BREAD EATING EVOLUTION Everything and anything in unrestricted quantities. Store-bought’ healthy whole grain’ bread. No bread at all. Occasionally indulge. No, better not. Oh, the misery. That’s it.. I’m making my own and enjoying every bite! Enjoying every bite of wholesome, homemade, naturally leavened bread is the only stage […]

Einkorn Sourdough Sandwich Bread

Baking with einkorn is a constant learning experience; because of its high protein and low gluten content (yay, einkorn!), it doesn’t perform the same as any other flours, it’s more fragile, ferments a lot faster, and tends to create drier loaves. But with some experimentation, it is possible to create […]

Sourdough Spelt Einkorn Bagels

These sourdough bagels are pure awesomeness, soft and chewy inside, with a smooth shiny top, and the best part – they are easy to digest and high in important nutrients, compliment of long fermentation. I add a touch of oat flour because I think it adds extra softness to the […]

Sourdough Einkorn Crepes

These crepes, called blinys, are a traditional Russian dish that every single family eats on regular basis. There is a holiday called Maslenitsa during which blinys are served and eaten in enormous quantities. Maslenitsa is a celebration of the end of winter, and these crepes symbolize a warming sun. It’s […]