100% Rye Sourdough Baking

No-Knead Rye Sourdough Loaf

Rye is such a cool grain with a deep and rich history of nourishing cultures throughout the world. So is the practice of sourdough baking. Marrying the two, as I have over the past couple of years, produces some really good loaves, flatbreads, and interesting sweet treats.

After falling in love with a no-knead dough that produces a super simple loaf, a lovely pizza crust, and a delicious focaccia; I ended up putting together a collection of recipes together to form a cookbook. This book, 100% RYE, contains some recipes that I didn’t even know were possible without wheat, sugar, or yeast.

It’s truly a collection of family favorites with much of the recipe-testing and development done with the Cultures for Health New Zealand Rye Sourdough Starter. Here’s a little bit more about that starter and the ins-and-outs of baking with 100% rye sourdough.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Cultured Dairy Soaked Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes

buckwheat pancakes

Despite its name, buckwheat is not a member of the wheat family at all but a gluten-free seed-like grain. It is high in vitamins and minerals and when soaked, as in this recipe, makes a delicious and nutritious pancake.

Buckwheat has a lovely nutty flavor and makes these pancakes not only hearty and filling, but much more interesting than run-of-the-mill white flour pancakes. The soaking process helps to break down the grains, making the pancakes softer and the grain more digestible…. 

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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A Closer Look: pH Indicator Strips

pHIndicatorStrips

“Like the safety at being able to check the Ph in my cultured vegetables. I will always keep some available in my kitchen cabinets.” -Mother Judith

“I like having these strips to test the acidity of the Kombucha. It’s simple, just takes a second.” -Ceiba

Today we are going to take a closer look at pH Indicator Strips.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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